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5 judgments found.


Government of the Republic of Namibia v. LM, et al.

Country: Namibia
Year: 2014
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: (SA 49/2012) [2014] NASC 19
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Three Namibian women who were all pregnant and HIV-positive were sterilized at State hospitals after giving birth. The women claimed they were sterilized without their informed consent, and that they were sterilized due to their HIV-positive status. The first woman said that her doctor (through her nurse) told her that all HIV-positive women must have …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Caesarean, Childbirth, Compulsory sterilization, Counseling, Emergency care, Forced sterilization, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health education, Health records, HIV positive, HIV status, Informed choice, Mandatory sterilization, Medical records, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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Minister of Health and Social Services v. Medical Association of Namibia

Country: Namibia
Year: 2012
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2012] NASC 7; SA 13/2010 and 21/2010
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Medicines
Facts:

The Minister of Health and Social Services issued regulations for the Medicines Act that created a licensing scheme for medical practitioners to be able to continue to dispense certain medicine. It also established a three-month transitional grace period, where medical practitioners already dispensing medicine could apply for the license and continue dispensing medicine while their …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health regulation, Pharmaceuticals
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Minister of Health and Social Services v. Lisse

Country: Namibia
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [2005] NASC 8
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to work
Facts:

Dr. Lisse, a private medical practitioner, challenged the Minister of Health and Social Services’ (Minister) decision to deny him authorization to conduct surgeries at the Windhoek State Hospital. Lisse was a registered medical practitioner and specialist obstetrician and gynecologist authorized to practice under the Medical and Dental Professions Act, 1993.  He opened a private practice …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cleanliness, Clinics, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care technology, Health care workers, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health regulation, Inappropriate treatment, Negligence, Patient choice, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Secondary care, Social security, Tertiary care
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Haindongo Nghidipohamba Nanditume v. Minister of Defense

Country: Namibia
Year: 2000
Court: Labour Court
Citation: Haindongo Nghidipohamba Nanditume v. Minister of Def., Case. No. LC 24/98 (Namib.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health
Facts:

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Namibia prompted the Government of Namibia to issue Guidelines for the Implementation of a National Code on HIV/AIDS in Employment (Guidelines), which extended nondiscrimination provisions to enlistment procedures of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF). In part, the Guidelines aimed to counteract prejudices and ignorance surrounding the nature and cause of HIV/AIDS, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, AIDS, Examination, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Military, Most-at-risk, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV
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S. v. Katamba

Country: Namibia
Year: 1999
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 2000 (4) BCLR 405 (NmS); SA 2/99
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The respondent was tried for one count of rape and one of abduction for assaulting an 11-year-old girl, having sex with her and forcing her to sleep with him for the next three nights. In finding him not guilty the trial judge applied the cautionary rule, which required the court both to recognize the inherent …Read more

Tags: Assault, Minor, Rape, Sexual assault
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