Solar Technologies Seen Speeding Up Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout In Africa

Efforts to vaccinate essential workers in Namibia and other developing countries have only just begun. By current estimates, achieving Covid-19 herd immunity (to current strains) will require at least 75% of the world’s population to be vaccinated. Some developing countries haven’t reached that level of coverage even for common vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and polio. While many developing…

N$1.5 Billion War Chest To Fight HIV

The US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar) will contribute about N$1.5 billion (US$89 million) to Namibia in 2021 for HIV/Aids programmes. The funding is an increase of about N$200 million from the N$1.3 billion (US$81 million) that the programme provided this year. US Ambassador to Namibia Lisa Johnson yesterday said the N$1.5 billion will…