PRESIDENT LAMENTS LOW LEVEL OF HEALTH CONSCIOUSNESS AMONG NAMIBIANS

WINDHOEK-- President Hage Geingob has expressed dismay at the "very low" level of health consciousness among Namibians.

Geingob said during the naming ceremony of the University of Namibia Health Science campus in Windhoek as the Hage Geingob Campus Thursday that there was little attention given to physical exercise and well-being, while alcohol and drug abuse continued to burden society.

"Young people, especially men, are drinking a lot because they say they have nothing to do and Government must do something, and where are their parents before Government?" asked Geingob.

He said young men indulged in alcohol activities while women were busy developing themselves, most especially in education.

"Young men are drinking, smoking, not getting education and when they go home to their educated girlfriends, they get jealous and feel inferior, which brings out frustration and aggression, resulting in physical abuse and killing of women," said the president.

Geingob said it was relevant to improve health awareness nationwide and to clean up immediate surroundings, given the rise in incidences of communicable diseases such as the recent Hepatitis-E outbreak, hence the national clean-up campaign on May 25, 2018.

"Strengthening of our health sector is the key priority, which is the cornerstone in the foundation of any successful nation."

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK