Handover of Neonatal Medical Equipment under the Trilateral Cooperation Project among UNICEF-Japan-Namibia


On 26th November 2018, a handover ceremony of neonatal medical equipment which was procured under the trilateral cooperation project, entitled “Health systems strengthening to build resilience of children and their families affected by drought and flooding through multi-sectoral intervention in 7 northern regions of Namibia”, was held at the Oshakati State Hospital in Oshana region. The ceremony was attended by H.E. Mr. Hideaki Harada, Ambassador of Japan, Hon. Dr. Bernhard Haufiku, Minister of Health & Social Services, Mr. Ben Nangombe, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Ms. Rachel Odede, UNICEF Country Representative, among other dignitaries, and Ministry and hospital officials.

The trilateral project aimed at building resilience of the targeted population in 7 northern regions, namely Kavango East, Kavango West, Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana, Kunene and Zambezi, where have been seriously affected by the negative impact of drought and flood emergencies repeated in past many years, through multi-sectoral intervention in support of the Namibian Government’s leadership and efforts. The Government of Japan has funded USD 800,000, approximately 11 million NAD, for this project. During the ceremony, neonatal medical equipment were handed over to Hon. Minister and 7 hospitals.

The Minister and beneficiaries extended sincere appreciation to the assistance under this trilateral cooperation, as well as to the long lasting partnership by Japan and UNICEF which are said have been making a big differences in health service delivery in Namibia.