Support Ulm e.V. Donates medical equipment worth N$ 4 Million to the Ministry of Health and Social Services of Namibia

LOCATION: Windhoek

VALUE: N$ 4 000 000

In the picture: Hon. Dr. Esther Muinjangue received the donation of medical equipment to the worth of N$ 4 million from Mr. Sion Amalovu (left) who represented Support Ulm e.V. and Ohorongo Cement, flanked by senior officials of the Ministry of Health.

Support Ulm e.V., a non-profit organization based in Ulm, Germany, under the management and guidance of Prof. Dr. Heinz Maier together with the Haussler Group in Ulm, Germany, donated medical equipment worth N$ 4 million to the Ministry of Health and Social Services. This specific consignment was put together mostly to the benefit of the Department of Orthopaedics at Katutura Intermediate State Hospital.

Support Ulm e.V. was established by a group of medical doctors who made it their aim to support medical projects throughout the world, they support various projects by means of financial, humanitarian as well as through donations.

The donation was handed over by Mr. Sion Amalovu, the Logistics Manager of Ohorongo Cement, to the Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Hon. Dr. Esther Muinjangue, on 27 February 2024. Amalovu highlighted that the donation was specifically aimed to improve medical services most especially within the department of orthopedic within the Ministry of Health and further on to every other health sector within Namibia, the donation aids the Ministry in its obligation towards fulfilling the provision of health services towards the Namibian people as enshrined in the Namibian Constitution.

“I am happy to confirm that, since the establishment of the partnership between Support e.V, the Ministry of Health and Social Services and Ohorongo Cement in 2009, we have spent over N$ 82.9 million supporting a whole number of social projects and out of the N$ 82.9 million, N$ 69.5 million has been tallied to medical supplies and equipment, including today’s donation,” said Amalovu.

Amalovu also expressed gratitude towards Blaauw’s Transport, a valuable CSI partner of Ohorongo Cement, for donating transport and logistical services of the medical equipment from the Walvis Bay port to Windhoek.
Amalovu further expressed heartfelt gratitude to Genmed Enterprise Pty Ltd for their technical assistance with the donated equipment.

In her acceptance remark, Hon. Dr. Esther Muinjangue mentioned that the donation will go a long way in improving service delivery to patients and clients who seek medical care in health facilities across the country, she highlighted the importance of such donations in helping people in need around the world cannot be overstated; when health facilities receive such donations, they can redirect their limited resources to other areas of need such as hiring more healthcare workers, improving infrastructure, or investing in training and capacity building, thereby improving the overall quality of healthcare service delivery.

Hon. Dr Muinjangue further commended the relationship between the Ministry of Health and Social Services and Ohorongo Cement Pty Ltd, which extends to the charity organization Support Ulm e.V. for the longstanding partnership that has over the years expanded and deepened.

The event ended on the words of Kambiz Shabankareh that; “The joy of giving is indeed a pleasure, especially when you see the faces of the recipient light up with gratitude”.


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