The Nampharm Foundation has renewed its partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) for another five years.

The Foundation, with its partners, has been tirelessly facilitating the procedures of surgically correcting closures of the cleft lip and cleft palates of children in Namibia.

The renewal of the partnership coincided with the Foundation's 19th anniversary.

The partnership between the Foundation and the Health Ministry dates back to 2012 to cooperate in conducting facial reconstructive surgeries on needy children.

At the signing, the Director and Founder of Nampharm Frederik van der Walt, stated that the partnership had brought back smiles and transformed the lives of children with facial deformities such as cleft lips and palates. 

"What we do is not just work, is a calling. The impact we have had on the lives of these children will undoubtedly be remembered for years to come."

Nampharm Foundation Patron and Former First Lady Penehupifo Pohamba hailed the foundation for its commitment to the needy who could otherwise not afford medical treatment.

"The causes of cleft condonations remains under research, our passion for these children equally remains unwavering. The Nampharm Foundation is dedicated to providing all necessary support, empowering each child to not only smile with confidence, but also to thrive and reach his or her full potential. The privilege of interacting with these children and their families has been truly humbling."

The foundation is assisting the children from birth to 18 years of age.

The Ministry of Health stressed that the partnership has been guided by a vision of making a meaningful difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in need of support.

"We have worked like Nampharm foundations tagline "HAND IN HAND in hope", leveraging our respective strengths and expertise to address complex challenges and find innovation solutions. Together, we have shown that by uniting efforts, we can achieve far more than we ever could alone and as Namibia for Namibian children."

The foundation's annual is to operate on 30 children; a figure which they have surpassed. 

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Nampharm Foundation


Katrina Shikonde