Nam medical equipment donation reaches Angola
08 Apr 2016 10:10am
WINDHOEK, 08 APR (NAMPA) - A donation of medical supplies by Namibia to neighbouring Angola to help combat the spread of yellow fever, reached that country on Thursday.
The donation, comprising over 100 000 syringes, Paracetamol syrup and tablets, was handed over by Namibia's Ambassador to Angola, Grace Uushona in Luanda.
Speaking while handing over the medical equipment and supplies, Uushona said the donation is testimony to the strong bonds of friendship, solidarity and co-operation between the two countries and its people.
Uushona also, on behalf of the Namibian government, conveyed her country's sympathies to the government and people of Angola on the lives lost thus far in the outbreak of yellow fever which started in December.
By 21 March, 168 deaths due to yellow fever had been recorded in Angola.
Minister of Health and Social Services, Bernard Haufiku announced the decision to donate the medical supplies last month.
That countrys Minister of External Relations, Georges Chikoti and Minister of Health, Luis Gomes Sambo, received the medical supplies on behalf of their government.