Robert Mugabe Clinic

COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 Pandemic in Namibia is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19) cause by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2). 

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, announced on 14 March 2020 that the virus had reached Namibia. A Romanian couple constituted the two first cases and recovered 79 days after their initial diagnosis.

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, announced on 14 March 2020 that the virus had reached Namibia. A Romanian couple constituted the two first cases and recovered 79 days after their initial diagnosis. 

On 17 March 2020, President Hage Geingob declared a state of emergency which introduced measures such as the closure of all borders, suspension of gatherings and economic related resolutions. On 28 March 2020, the country went into a full lockdown

The Pupkewitz Foundation, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledged a million Namibian Dollars, but ultimately spent N$1,9 Million to support the government’s comprehensive strategy to reduce the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation’s response came in three forms: Community Care, as well as Health and Education sectors respectively.

In the Health Sector, a renovation of the Robert Mugabe Clinic; comprising of the construction of five Covid isolation units as consultation rooms, each with EnSite bathrooms, to a standard that is certified to treat potential COVID-19 patients during the current global pandemic. In addition, the donation to achieve this approved and certified standard to treat potential patients during the global pandemic, is the construction and renovation of laundry facilities, an external shower block for health workers, and a shaded area for dual ambulance parking. 

Completed Robert Mugabe Clinic

Cost of project

The total cost of the project amounted to N$216,405-00, which was well below the original anticipated amount.

Number to benefit

  ± 20 000  in the Khomas Region

Pupkewitz Foundation 7 May, 2020
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