Sep 18

Health ministry to spend additional N$16.1 million on health strengthening

The Health and Social Services minister revealed that the ministry has successfully obtained cabinet approval for a costed plan amounting to N$16.1 million for critical activities and interventions aimed at strengthening the health system over the period from 2023 to 2028.
Dr. Kalumbi Shangula was responding to questions posed by a member of the Popular Democratic Movement in Parliament, Jennifer van den Heever, regarding recent cases of medical negligence in the country. Shangula stressed that at present, Namibia has five health professions councils, responsible for regulating the conduct of various health sector professions. According to Shangula, last year, the Ministry also developed the National Quality Policy and Strategy, which is aimed at enforcing practices and conduct that promote high-quality healthcare services.