Namibia MAANA002 Annual Report 2010

Situation Report
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This report covers the period 01/01/10 to 31/12/2010

In brief

Programme outcome: The Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) is well known for its work across the country both at national and grassroots level. As the only humanitarian organization in Namibia, the National Society is committed to providing excellent humanitarian services to those affected by disasters such as seasonal floods, HIV and AIDS, food insecurity and other vulnerabilities. The Red Cross is supporting the government in their humanitarian tasks according to the priority needs of the people in the country. Autonomous to the government, the National Society (NS) cooperates with government at different levels in the prevention of disasters, promotion of health and the mitigation of human suffering through various programmes for the benefit of the communities.

The National Society operation is guided by series of strategic documents and frameworks to provide holistic and realistic approaches to reach vulnerable people with quality services in a sustainable manner. In line with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Strategy 2020, the expected programme outcome is that communities are resilient to disasters and public heath emergencies, with protected livelihoods and strengthened capacity to recover from disasters and crises, with healthy and safe living, social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace. The NRCS health programme is also guided by the Strategic Framework for Integrated Health and Social Services Programmes in Southern African as well as the Millennium Development Goals. Priority areas for NRCS were also informed by national strategic frameworks such as Namibia Vision 2030, the National Development Plan, the National Strategic Framework for HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) plan, Malaria plan, Food Security Strategy and Disaster Management Strategy.