_: WINDHOEK: Namibia Medical Care (NMC) donated two mobile clinics worth N.dollars 1,3 million to the Mister Sister Mobile Health Service today.
Mister Sister, which is a public-private-partnership (PPP) in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Social Services, takes primary healthcare to rural communities, farm workers and vulnerable people in remote areas of the country.
At the handing-over ceremony, NMC Principle Officer Alison Begley noted that the fund also makes donations towards the operating costs of the clinics.
She said they trust that this project will grow in strength and gain great momentum in bringing medical care to those who need it, as every Namibian has the right to accessible, quality healthcare.
Begley said NMC is also proud of the fact that it supports Vision 2030 through its PPP with PharmAccess to support Mister Sister in bringing healthcare to the rural areas and lower-income groups of Namibia.
2 (WINDHOEK) – After the landing of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) at Swakopmund early last year, Telecom Namibia is now busy extending its infrastructure.
One of the plans for expansion includes a total of four international Points of Presence to be connected to the WACS undersea cable.
Telecom Namibia Managing Director (MD) Frans Ndoroma announced yesterday that Namibia’s Points of Presence will be located in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Frankfurt and London.
Ndoroma, who was speaking at the Telecom Namibia 20th anniversary gala dinner here, said the installation of these points means cheaper, more direct interconnections with other telecommunications providers throughout the world, without the need for a route through third parties in South Africa.
He said they have similarly connected Namibian fibre optic cables to Angola, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, adding that today, Telecom Namibia has linked the land-locked countries of Zambia and Botswana to the WACS.
WACS is an undersea telecoms fibre-optic cable laid along the West African coast to allow high bandwidth connectivity for the country and its neighbours.