UNFPA Donates $8 Million In Reproductive Health Supplies To Namibia

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) donates reproductive health supplies and basic medical equipment./UNFPA Twitter

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated reproductive health supplies and basic medical equipment worth over 8 million Namibian dollars (540,000 U.S. dollars) to Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services.

The donation, which will be distributed to various regions across the country, aims to help decrease the number of unplanned pregnancies, especially among rural women.

“We trust the donation will enhance the delivery of Sexual Reproductive Health services to adolescent girls and young women especially those in hard to reach areas,” UNFPA Representative Dennia Gayle said.

Namibian Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula said that there was a lack of contraceptives in the country, which posed threats on the future of women.

“Family planning must be available to every women who needs it including adolescent girls. The donation is only the first of its kind. We are expecting more. We are very grateful,” Shangula said.

“The donation of family planning commodities we are receiving today from UNFPA has come at the right time when the ministry is working around the clock to address stock issues,” he added.



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