WINDHOEK: The five-year National Development Plan (NDP4) will see improvement of Namibians healthy adjusted life expectancy (HALE) from baseline 57 in 2011 to 59 in 2017.
By 2017, Namibians will have access to a quality health system, both in terms of prevention, cure and rehabilitation, characterised by an improvement in healthy adjusted life expectancy.
This is according to information contained in a pamphlet summarising the desired outcomes of the NDP4, which ends in 2017.
The development plan also intent to reduce extreme poverty in the country.
By 2017, the proportion of severely poor individuals has dropped from 15,8 per cent in 2009/10 to below 10 per cent.
NDP4 was launched by President Hifikepunye Pohamba earlier this month.
Over the NDP4 period, significant improvements in three broad goals are expected, and as such, ambitious targets have been set.
These goals include high and sustained economic growth, job-creation and reduced income inequality.
The theme for NDP4 is ‘Changing Gear towards Achieving Vision 2030’.