U.S. Government Donates Personal Protective Equipment and Sanitation Supplies to Namibia

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June 15, 2021
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We procured and delivered medical personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitation supplies worth $294,000 to the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) to support the ministry's efforts in the fight against COVID-19.  These supplies are intended to support frontline health care personnel who are working tirelessly and delivering critical services during this pandemic.

This significant donation of PPE and sanitation supplies, which includes surgical gloves, surgical gowns, facemasks, face shields, paper towels, hand soap, hand sanitizers and protective goggles is part of the continuous support of the U.S government to the Government of Namibia to combat COVID-19. These supplies will help ensure that frontline health care workers are well equipped as well as protected from potential infections and enable the undisrupted delivery of essential services to the communities they serve. To address this challenge, the country cannot do it alone and partnerships with external stakeholders is key in fighting this epidemic. Since the outbreak, USAID has scaled up support for the Ministry of Health to provide critical health and to support the national health response.

Katutura Health Center one of the busiest facilities in Windhoek received the some of the donated essential supplies.