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Coronavirus – Namibia: United States Donates Electronic High-Tech Equipment to Support Namibia’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program

The electronic equipment will be used for data entry at vaccination sites and for monitoring purposes

At a virtual ceremony today, the United States donated 176 tablet and 53 laptop computers, as well as 250 remote temperature monitoring devices and 2,000 terabytes in hard-drive capacity to the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) to support the country’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. The electronic equipment will be…

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Coronavirus - Testing Times: Sorting Samples in the COVID-19 Laboratory in Namibia

The fact that Namibia is successfully keeping up with the demand for COVID-19 testing during this third wave is one of the success stories of the country’s response

While many people know what it is like to be tested for COVID-19, only a few people know what happens to the samples once the swab has been taken. Due to the recent surge in cases in Namibia, staff from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Namibia…

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    • Standing with the group which participated in the Civil Society Support Program in the front row, third from left, is Kavena Hambira, Chairperson of the NID and next to him (fourth from the left) is Panduleni Nghipandulwa, Project Coordinator of the NID
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Namibia Institute for Democracy empowers Local Civil Society Organisations

The intervention targeted 20 Namibian NGOs that struggle with funding and need institutional as well as technical support

The Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID), in partnership with US Embassy Namibia, conducted a Civil Society Support Program (CSSP) for local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which was held end September until the start of November at the House of Democracy. The intervention targeted 20 Namibian NGOs that struggle with funding and…

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    • From the left is Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR), Francis R. Fannon , Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, and U.S. Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson
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Highest ranking U.S. official on energy visits Southern Africa

While in Namibia Assistant Secretary Fannon engaged with the government to strengthen government-to-government relationships on mines and energy and also met with business leaders

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) Francis R. Fannon visited Sub-Saharan Africa from November 2 to 9, 2019, including South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.  While in Namibia Assistant Secretary Fannon engaged with the government to strengthen government-to-government relationships on mines and energy and also met…

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US$7.6 Million in Food Assistance to Counter Drought Hardship

This donation will reach and feed an estimated 110,000 Namibians

 To alleviate the hardship brought on by the drought, the U.S. government has donated US$7.6 million worth of food assistance for some of Namibia’s most vulnerable populations. The donation is funded by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relieve (PEPFAR) and is in addition to the US$81.4 million…

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USAID Hands Over 4×4-Vehicle and TB-Testing Equipment to Tsumkwe Clinic

The 4×4 vehicle will be used by field workers to reach patients even in the most remote rural communities of the Otjozondjupa Region

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Country Representative, Dr. Randy Kolstad, handed over a 4×4-vehicle and cartridges for a GeneXpert TB diagnostic machine to use for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, to the Ministry of Health and Social Services at Tsumkwe, Otjozondjupa Region, on 17 July 2019. Over the past…

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    • Mrs. Anne-Marie Nitschke, Director of Special Programs, Mr.Benjamin Nangombe, Executive Director of the MoHSS, Hon. Dr. Shangula, Minister of Health & Social Services, U.S. Ambassador to Namibia, Ms. Lisa Johnson & Dr. Eric Dziuban, Director, CDC
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Announcement of the new Ministry of Health and Social Services-Centers for Disease Control (MoHSS-CDC) 5 year Cooperative Agreement

The Ministry of Health recently announced that Namibia, in terms of meeting the United States Agency for International Development (UNAIDS) 95:95:95 targets, is currently at 94:96:95

Remarks by the U.S. Ambassador to Namibia, Ms. Lisa Johnson and CDC Country Director, Dr. Eric Dziuban at the announcement of the new MoHSS-CDC 5 year cooperative agreement. By U.S. Ambassador to Namibia, Ms. Lisa Johnson Good morning – I am thrilled to be here with you today. The U.S.…

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    • U.S. DEA and Namibian Police Force-Drug Enforcement Division officers working together to discuss current and emerging drug trends
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U.S. Embassy brings DEA to workshop with Namibian Drug Enforcement Division officials

The workshop was attended by 28 Drug Enforcement Division officers who travelled from around the country to join the informative briefing

The U.S. Embassy Regional Security Office and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently offered a workshop to the Namibian Police Force-Drug Enforcement Division which included a regional overview and a discussion of drug trafficking trends. The DEA also provided drug testing kits to the Drug Enforcement Division. The workshop was…

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    • Receiving the hepatitis E rapid test kits is from the left Petronella Masabane, Ministry of Health and Social Services(MoHSS) Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ben Nangombe, MoHSS Permanent Secretary, U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson and Eric Dziuban, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Country D
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides 600 hepatitis E rapid test kits to the Ministry of Health and Social Services

The use of these kits in the field and in clinics and hospitals will allow for the immediate diagnosis of hepatitis E, rapidly reducing the time to diagnose infections

The U.S. Embassy in Namibia, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continued its assistance to help Namibia control the hepatitis E outbreak by announcing the handover of 600 hepatitis E rapid test kits and personal protective equipment to the Ministry of Health and Social Services. This support is…

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United States Ambassador remarks at the The Namibia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (NAMPHIA) Launch

Today is a remarkable day.  The results presented here today show that Namibia is one of the countries leading the world in implementation of a successful national response to end the HIV epidemic. Namibia, I congratulate you.  I especially want to congratulate the women of Namibia for having already achieved…