The German Embassy continues supporting the Namibian people in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic
from l. to r.Graziella Titus (German Embassy - Micro Project Fund), Fabian Martens (1st Chairperson - E.M.A. ), Ambassador Herbert Beck (German Embassy) Mike Chart (Public Liaison Medic - E.M.A), © German Embassy Windhoek
The German Embassy partnered with the local NGO “E.M.A- Emergency Medical Assistance Organisation” to support the Namibian Government to provide excellent medical assistance during the current pandemic and beyond.
Today, on 14th September 2021, Fabian Martens (1st. Chairperson), together with Mike Chart (Public Liaison Medic of E.M.A. Emergency Medical Assistance Organisation), signed a grant agreement with German Ambassador in Windhoek, H.E. Herbert Beck.
With a total of 1,700,000 NAD (approx. 98,500 EUR) from the 2021 micro project fund of the German Embassy, the local NGO will purchase 5 medical emergency units and other additional medical equipment to hand over to the Ministry of Health and Social Services. This equipment will help to support medical state institutions to mitigate the still ongoing impact of Covid-19 on Windhoek residents. Especially the medical emergency units will help to decongest the demand of urgent emergencies and help to manage the intake of non-Covid-19 related casualties as well.
E.M.A- Emergency Medical Assistance Organization is a non-profit-organization founded in November 2019. Its mission is to make emergency care available for everyone by offering first aid with its emergency ambulance service. For those community members that cannot afford a private ambulance, the service is free of charge. Since inception E.M.A has been able to assist over 600 patients, of which 98% are residing in informal settlements around Windhoek. Because of its close working relationship with the Ministry of Health and Social Services and its work on the ground, E.M.A. is an excellent partner to serve the community with medical assistance. Through their daily contact with people in need of medical treatment, the members of E.M.A. could best judge what equipment was needed.