Namibia continues to strengthen its preparedness, readiness and response efforts to public health emergencies.

Following the devastating effects of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) embarked on the establishment of a National Emergency Medical Team as an effort to strengthen Emergency Care systems in the country.

Namibia is the third country in Africa to embark on the establishment of her own National EMT. 

WHO Emergency focal person  Dr. Catherine Muwonge highlighted that the world continues to face various forms of disasters, therefore, it is important that Namibia establish its National EMT to strengthen the preparedness to respond to any public health event within and beyond its borders.

One of the participants who attended the training  had  this to say

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WHO Namibia


Veronika Haimbili