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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 9:45am

Windhoek, Namibia – 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.

The U.S. government is leading the global fight against COVID-19 and these vaccines are part of 200 million vaccine doses the United States has donated globally to date.  This milestone is a major step toward the Administration’s goal of delivering 1.1 billion vaccine doses worldwide.  Working together with COVAX, WHO, UNICEF, and partner countries, the United States is committed to donating the 1.1 billion vaccine doses to where they are needed most to end this global pandemic.

Vaccine rollout in the Western Cape with Cipla
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:30pm

To help ramp up the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in South Africa, especially during the third wave, the Cipla Foundation has built innovative, movable vaccination stations. These vaccination stations, co-funded by various partners, will be deployed into various local communities to ensure equitable and convenient access to the vaccine. The Cipla Foundation is known for bringing primary healthcare into the hearts of communities to ensure a dignified and convenient experience for patients.

Handover of electronic equipment COVID vaccine to Namibia
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 2:30pm

The U.S. government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) donated 176 tablet and 53 laptop computers, as well as 250 remote temperature monitoring devices and 2,000 terabytes in hard-drive capacity to Namibia’s Ministry of Health and Social Services to support the country’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. The electronic equipment will be used for data entry at vaccination sites and for monitoring purposes. 

Endeavor Agric technology
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

The U.S Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recently awarded ‘catalytic’ funding to four innovative investment vehicles to drive inclusive economic growth in Southern Africa.  The awards will mobilize an anticipated $24 million in private sector investment to support small and medium enterprises and emerging farmers in the region.  

USAID supported handwashing Station
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 7:45am

The reality on the ground is that nearly one-third of households in South Africa do not have access to adequate handwashing facilities. To help address this critical need, the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed R8.6 million ($500,000) to UNICEF to build much-needed handwashing stations within public spaces in communities that lack access to running water, such as health care facilities, schools, transport hubs, and markets. 

COVID Oxygen support to South Africa
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 8:00am

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional US$3.5 million (R59 million) to support the National Department of Health’s (NDoH) oxygen supply, demand, and reticulation strategy and their efforts to procure supplies and equipment needed for critical care beds.  The funds will also be used to support emergency preparedness and planning efforts at the provincial level. 

Ambassador Marks receiving COVID assistance for South Africa
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 9:15am

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is donating up to 1000 much-needed ventilators and accompanying equipment to South Africa to assist with its national response to COVID-19.   Ventilators are highly specialized medical equipment used in intensive care units. These are used to support individuals whose lungs are not working adequately despite receiving oxygen. In such individuals, ventilators may be life-saving. As a subset of individuals with COVID-19 become critically ill, intensive care support such as the use of ventilators are an essential part of these patients' treatment to assist them in breathing as they recover. 

Food Assistance distribution in Namibia
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 2:45am

Yesterday, U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson joined the UN World Food Programme, the Honorable Governor of Kavango East, and the Office of the Prime Minister to deliver several tons of maize meal, beans, vegetable oil, and salt to Namibians among those hit worst by the drought.  This is the first food assistance of a total of US$8.7 million (N$130 million) in drought relief committed by the United States to the Namibian people.

Namibia and PEPFAR celebrate 150,000 Circumcisions
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:15am

The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) together with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) have circumcised 150,000 male Namibians since 2009. This milestone was celebrated in Windhoek on 20 June 2019.

CWC workshop in Namibia
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:00am

On February 14, 2018, U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson addressed the participants of the Regional Judiciary and Prosecutor Workshop at the Protea Hotel Fuerstenhof in Windhoek. Sponsored by the Combating Wildlife Crime (CWC) in Namibia and the Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Area program, which is funded by the U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the workshop was hosted by program implementers, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Namibia and TRAFFIC in collaboration with the Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Secretariat.


Last updated: February 11, 2021

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