US$1.5 million from Japan
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Government of Japan exchanged notes on a grant of US$1.5 million to support the Ministry of Health and Social Services to strengthen maternal and child health services in Namibia. The Government of Japan’s contribution will help to provide an essential package of primary health care services, benefiting over 170,000 women and children in Oshana, Oshikoto, Ohangwena, Omusati, Kunene, Kavango and Caprivi regions. “This package of interventions is very important to child survival and maternal health services. The partnership between the Government of Namibia, the Government of Japan and UNICEF will ensure that children in those seven regions of Namibia, will be granted improved quality health services, especially immunisation….,” said Ms. Micaela Marques de Sousa, UNICEF Country Representative.