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Namibia Progress at 26 Years

“Since independence, Namibia’s achievements in health is significant”, said Professor Monir Islam World Health Organisation(WHO) representative to Namibia. “At independence seven out of ten Namibians were considered poor, today three out of ten Namibians are considered poor, so there has been progress, said  Ms. Kiki Gbeho, Resident Coordinator (RC) of the United Nations in Namibia.

Namibia is celebrating its 26th Independence anniversary on 21 March. President Dr. Hage Geingob declared a war on poverty which is one of the biggest challenges faced by the country. Last September, 190 world leaders pledged their commitment to 17 Sustainable Development Goals to end extreme poverty, fix climate change, and fight inequality and injustice, in a bid to attain an equitable, more prosperous and sustainable world.  The SDGs are intended to stimulate action during the next 15 years in areas of critical importance. To get a broader picture on the progress made by Namibia in reaching VISION 2030, NDP4 and SDG’s in the past 26 years, Spotlight News sat down with World Health Organisation Representative (WHO) to Namibia Professor Monir Islam and Ms. Kiki Gbeho, Resident Coordinator (RC) of the United Nations in Namibia.