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19 May 2020

Well-known MC and TV host turns her efforts towards addressing GBV

Well-known MC and TV host Pombili Shilongo has quitted her decade-long career with the national broadcaster to start a project called 'Ensuring Life-Saving GBV Assistance to Women and Girls' made... Read more

5 May 2020

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020 As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

30 April 2020

“I cannot remember the last time I ever received a dignity kit” – female youth living with disability

WINDHOEK, Namibia – Twenty-four-year-old Linea Waandja has not had an easy life. Waandja was diagnosed with polio in 1999, when she was three years old. Learning to cope with new way of life... Read more

29 April 2020

Family planning open during lockdown

WINDHOEK, Namibia – Due to the Covid-19 lockdown Namibians have been uncertain about whether family planning services are still available. Dennia Gayle, country representative of the United Nations... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

21 April 2020

UNFPA hygiene kits restoring dignity

WINDHOEK, Namibia – UNFPA Namibia, with funding from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), recently provided essential hygiene and sanitation items in the form of a “dignity kit... Read more

6 March 2020

UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19),... Read more

13 February 2020

“Family planning must be available to every woman who needs it, including adolescent girls” – Health Minister

WINDHOEK, Namibia  - “Women and girls need to have access to suitable, reliable and effective family planning methods and commodities to plan for birth spacing and prevent unintended and teenage... Read more

7 February 2020

Humanitarian workers benefit from sensitization workshop on prevention of sexual exploitation

WINDHOEK -  Namibia, About 146 humanitarian workers from Kavango East and West regions benefited from the sensitization training on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), held in Rundu... Read more

22 November 2019

UNFPA conducts annual programme review meeting with partners

WINDHOEK, Namibia - The United Nation Namibia Country Office and its implementing partners on 20 – 22 November 2019 conducted a Joint Annual Programme Review Meeting to evaluate progress made on the... Read more