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Africa needs to manufacture vaccines locally

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There is a need for Africa to locally manufacture vaccines and fill immunisation gaps.

Currently, Africa imports 99 percent of its vaccines.

Moreover, more than 90 percent of medicines and medical devices are imported.

This situation has proven to be a challenge in Namibia and other nations during pandemics such as COVID-19, monkeypox, and Ebola.

This is concerning and raises questions about the preparedness for future pandemics, emphasising the importance of partnerships and collaboration.

FNB Sponsors NFA Women's Super League with N$2.5M

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The long wait for the return of women's football appears to be over after banking giants FNB pumped a staggering 2.5 million Namibia dollars into the NFA Women's Super League.

The NFA Women's Super League will kick off on the weekend of the 18th of February with matches slated for Oshakati, Swakopmund, Gobabis and Windhoek.

The kick-off of the league means that football is running at all levels again after a lengthy wait due to various factors.

Guest of honour at the handover was the Minister of Sports, Youth and National Service Agnes Tjongarero.

FNB donates food and stationary to Project Hope Namibia

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As part of its Joy Box Project, First National Bank handed over about 460 boxes containing food, stationery, and cosmetics to the Project Hope Namibia's Namibia Adherence and Retention Project beneficiaries.

The donation will benefit underprivileged children aged 0–18 years and elders in Windhoek, Swakopmund, and Ondangwa.

A total of 708 boxes were donated by the FNB staff and the FirstRand Foundation, of which 460 were handed over in Windhoek.

The boxes consist of non-perishable food items, cosmetics, stationery, self-care kits, and baby items, to name a few.