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Handing over 124,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine donated by the United States government (from left): U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Jess Long, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, and the Minister of Health and Social Services, Hon. Dr. Kalumbi Shangula.
October 27, 2021

At an event hosted at the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation today, the U.S. Embassy announced the donation by the United States government of 124,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The vaccines arrived on October 22 following the first consignment of 100,620 doses that arrived on September 24, 2021.  To date, the U.S. government has donated 224,620 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine to Namibia.

At the handover of 70 ICU beds donated by the United States to Namibia (from left to right): McDonald Homer, USAID Country Representative, Hon. Dr. Esther Muinjangue, Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, and Ben Nangombe, Executive Director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services.
October 21, 2021

The U.S. government has donated 70 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds worth more than N$700,000. The Ministry of Health and Social Services will distribute the beds to eight health facilities: Katutura, Rundu, Oshakati and Onandjokwe Intermediate Hospitals, Gobabis, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, and Katima Mulilo hospitals. During the third COVID-19 wave, many health facilities did not have enough beds to meet the demand.   ICU beds, in particular, are important for supporting COVID-19 patients in respiratory distress.

Seven-graders Josef Iifo and Yassira Princess Ndapopilwa are battling it out in a match with one of the donated chess boards.
October 15, 2021

The U.S. Government-funded Namibia Adherence and Retention Project (NARP) donated 100 footballs, 24 whistles, two goal nets, two stop watches and 20 chess boards to learners of eight schools in the Khomas region.

September 27, 2021

The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia, announces the donation by the U.S. Government of 100,620 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as part of our global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide at least 25 million of 80 million doses globally to Africa.  The U.S. government coordinated closely with the African Union, Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), and COVAX on the country allocations.  The doses arrived in Windhoek on September 25.

DREAMS NoMeansNo Instructor Graduation
September 14, 2021

The U.S. government-funded DREAMS Program has certified 23 young Namibian women as No-Means-No instructors to train adolescent girls in techniques to protect themselves against gender-based violence (GBV). The training strengthens self-esteem in young women and includes exercises in self-defense.

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Last updated: October 27, 2021

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