Namibia WHO Country Office


  • Annual African Vaccination Week (AVW) 2016 A Call to Close the Immunization Gap Windhoek,  28 April 2016 – The sixth African Vaccination Week (AVW) has been launched in Ganta, Nimba County of Liberia, on 25 April 2016 in the presence of high level officials and respected community leaders. The AVW is commemorated by African Countries during the week of 24–30 April 2016 with the theme, “Close the Immunization Gap. Stay Polio Free.”
  • Bringing healthcare to rural communities Ndapewa lay awake, listening to the sounds of the night: the leaves of the mopane trees rustling in the light breeze; in the distance, a donkey braying; and in her hut, her husband’s light snoring, and the fast, shallow breathing of her child, Ndakolo.
  • Maternity waiting homes in Namibia: Hope for the future On 17th March 2015, all PARMaCM stakeholders, including the former First Lady of Namibia and the former Health Minister as well as Health Partners came together to view the first PARMaCM documentary on the importance of maternity waiting homes in Namibia.
  • Accelerating achievement of MDGs 4 AND 5: PARMaCM launched in Namibia Windhoek, 27 February 2013 -- A four-year Programme to accelerate the achievement of Millennium Development Goals 4 (Reduce Child Mortality) and 5 (Improve Maternal Health), funded by the European Union to the tune of €10 million (approximately NAD100 million) was launched in Windhoek today. The Programme for Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality in Namibia – PARMaCM- is a joint partnership between the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), the European Union (EU) and the World Health…
  • WHO Director General Dr Margaret Chan makes first visit to Namibia WHO Director General Dr Margaret Chan touched down on 23 April 2012 for a four-day visit to Namibia. Dr Chan’s visit coincided with World Malaria Day, 25 April which was commemorated under the theme, “Sustain Gains. Save Lives. Invest in Malaria.” The high-level mission not only focused on malaria but used the opportunity to discuss issues related to maternal and child health, health systems strengthening, human resources for health, among other priority issues. During her visit, Dr Chan met His…