Japan's involvement in Namibia's health sector signifies hope, progress, and a promise for a better tomorrow.
Deputy Executive Director at the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Jeremia Nghipundjua, says that collaborative efforts between Namibia, Japan, and UNICEF underscore the commitment to bolster the country's healthcare infrastructure and safeguard public health in Namibia.
The government of Japan, in partnership with UNICEF, officially handed over vital cold chain supplies to Namibia's Ministry of Health and Social Services.
And Nghipundja is confident that well-established cold chain infrastructure, coupled with the other resources acquired through this support, will enable the ministry to reach the most remote locations in the country.
"As we witness the transfer of these crucial resources, let us rekindle our determination and recommit ourselves to the task at hand. Let this event serve as a poignant reminder that our responsibilities extend beyond borders and that the well-being of our people is at the heart of our endeavors. As we move forward, let us remember this moment as a testament to what can be achieved through partnership and collaboration. Let us continue to work hand in hand, not only to overcome the challenges of today but also to construct a healthier, more resilient future for generations to come."
Japan's ambassador to Namibia, Nishimaki Hisao, emphasised the pivotal role these supplies play in the storage of medicine, particularly in maintaining vaccines at recommended temperatures to preserve their potency.
The machinery will enhance patient care, says Hisao.