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12 Oct 2017 description

This report presents the findings of Namibia’s Health Accounts estimation for the fiscal year April 2014 through March 2015 (2014/15), and analyzes the implications of these findings for key policy decisions. This round of Health Accounts is the fifth round, and the second round that was conducted using the System of Health Accounts 2011 (SHA 2011) methodology.

08 Dec 2016 description

07 December 2016 - Global Child Rights Advocate, Mrs. Graça Machel and UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Ms. Leila Pakkala, are in Namibia to lend support to Government’s on-going efforts to reduce malnutrition among children and accelerate children’s rights realisation.

05 Jul 2016 description

PRESIDENT Hage Geingob officially declared a state of emergency as of yesterday due to the ongoing drought, while government has set aside N$90 million for the period April to July this year.

12 Jun 2016 description


• The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry estimates below average cereal crop production at 75,300 metric tonnes for the 2016-2017 marketing year. With an annual national cereal consumption of 326,500 metric tonnes, this leaves a deficit of 251,200 metric tonnes to be covered under commercial imports.

• The highest percentage of food insecure households are found in the Kavango West (62.5%), Zambezi (50.7%) and Otjozondjupa (41.3%) regions.

14 Jan 2014 description

Ministry of Health and Social Services 13 January 2014

Press Release:
Update on Cholera Outbreak in Kunene Region

  1. Cholera suspected cases attended to at Health Facilities now stands at 361, (period of 16 November 2013 to 12 January 2014).

  2. The Ministry has recorded 11 deaths (6 community, and 5 at health facilities).

  3. Records from patients being attended to at health facilities indicates that the outbreak is stabilizing and officials from the Ministry are managing and containing the disease well.

09 Jan 2014 description
  1. The number of cholera suspected cases treated in the Kunene Region at health facilities has raised from 89 (yesterday) to 276 (today) (16 November 2013 to 09 January 2014).

  2. One more death that occurred last week was recorded in the region bringing the total number of death to 8.

  3. The number of patients admitted for suspected cholera at Opuwo district Hospital has gone down to 38 patients today from 56 that were admitted yesterday.

02 Dec 2013 description

This plan gives guidelines for coordination and response to the 2013 drought. It is expected that Offices, Ministries and Agencies, Regional Councils and partners will implement their drought response in accordance with the plan and to familiarize relevant personnel on the importance of this plan.

20 May 2013 description

On 29 March 2011, I declared an emergency situation as a result of floods in the north and north eastern parts of our country. This year, our country is, once again, experiencing the wrath of Mother Nature in the form of devastating drought. Namibia has been badly affected by drought due to poor rains.

25 Apr 2013 description

Windhoek, 25 April 2013—The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Government of Japan today exchanged notes on a grant of US$1.5 million to support Ministry of Health and Social Services to strengthen maternal and child health services in Namibia.

20 Nov 2012 description

Namibia, Windhoek 20 November — As the world celebrates the 23rd anniversary of the convention on the rights of the child, Global Children's Advocate and Child Rights Advocate, Mrs. Graça Machel arrived in Namibia today to support the Government and its partners to accelerate efforts to scale up nutrition and reduce stunting in the country, currently at almost 30% among children below the age of five.

01 Jun 2012 description
Press release

Onayena, Northen Namibia, 1 June 2012: The Government of Namibia, led by the Ministry of Health and Social Services launched today the National Immunization campaign focusing on Measles. The aim of the campaign is to boost vaccination coverage in all thirteen regions of the country, reaching 900,000 children (aged 0 – 15 years) with special attention to the low performing districts.

19 Oct 2010 description

Cabinet approved the Draft Disaster Risk Management Bill in principle and authorised the submission of the Bill to the Cabinet Committee on Legislation for scrutiny.

According to a media release issued on 11 October 2010 from Cabinet Chambers, the Bill is expected to make provision for the establishment of the National Disaster Risk Management Fund and institutions for disaster risk management in Namibia.

Unfavourable conditions causing floods and droughts between 2000 and 2009, informed Cabinet's decision to consider the Draft Disaster Management Bill that will provide an …

26 Aug 2010 description

Executive Summary

In March 2009, flooding, caused by heavy rainfalls in the region, affected six Regions in northern Namibia (Caprivi, Kavango, Oshana, Oshikoto, Ohangwena, and Omusati)1. The 2009 flood is the second such event in two years, following three years of successive low rainfall events. Flood waters surged to near record, overtopping roads and washing out local routes. As a consequence, commercial and industrial activities were disrupted.

09 Nov 2006 description

The Federal Republic of Germany signed a N$ 37.6 million separate financial agreement with the Namibian Ministry of Lands and Resettlement on 7 November 2006, to support land reform in Namibia.

The agreement was signed by the Minister of Lands and Resettlement, Jerry Ekandjo and Mr. Christof Kessler, a representative from a German Development Bank, KfW.

This grant will specifically be given to support the Ministry's project called Infrastcture Investment Related to Land Reform.

05 Oct 2006 description

A total of 111 000 Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) stands to benefit following the launched the programme for food assistance in identified Northern-eastern regions of Namibia.

The food assistance programme a joint venture project by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare and the World Food Programme started in April and is expected to end in December 2007.

Speaking on behalf on the Minister of the MGECW Marlene Mungunda yesterday (5 October 2006), the Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, called on the nation to join hands and to do …

03 Mar 2006 description
  1. On March 1, 2006 President Hifikepunye Pohamba conducted on-spot inspection of the town of Mariental and its surroundings. President Pohamba visited Mariental in the aftermath of the deluge which devasted the town during last weekend. On his return to Windhoek President Pohamba described the situation in Mariental as "of great urgency." The President directed that Government avails N$10 million immediately in order to mitigate the impact of the deluge. The emergence assistance to Mariental is aimed at restoring life in town to normalcy.