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The mission of the WHO Namibia Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Namibia through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.

  • 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…
  • Namibia - WHO Director General Dr. Margaret Chan to make first visit to Namibia from 23-26 April 2012: To mark World Malaria Day Windhoek, 19 April 2011 -- WHO Director General Dr Margaret Chan will touch down on 23 April 2012 for a four-day visit to Namibia. Dr Chan’s visit coincides with World Malaria Day, 25 April which will be commemorated under the theme, “Sustain Gains. Save Lives. Invest in Malaria.” The high-level mission will focus on efforts to accelerate malaria control and elimination, among other priority issues. Dr Chan will meet His Excellency, President of Namibia, Hifikepunye Pohamba; Right Honourable Prime Minister…
  • Namibia Commemorates World Tuberculosis Day with "Stop TB in my Lifetime" World Tuberculosis (TB) Day was commemorated on 29 Match 2012 under the theme, “Stop TB in my Lifetime,” with an urgent call for ZERO TB DEATHS. This year’s event had a special focus on Childhood TB towards getting to ZERO. Globally, half a million children aged 0 to 14 years of age becomes ill with TB each year and as many as 70 000 children die from the disease every year. Despite global and national TB progress it is becoming…
  • Strengthening the Health Sector Through Improved Partner coordination There is an idiomatic expression that states, “Strength in numbers”. This idiom is being taken to heart in Namibia as it convened a Stakeholder Consultation meeting on 29 March 2012 with the aim of improving collaboration and coordination among health sector partners. The meeting brought together nearly 40 participants from Government, UN Agencies, United States Government Agencies (USAID and CDC), embassies, academic institutions and NGOs. The aim of the consultative meeting was to garner stakeholder input regarding how…