NEO FOR NAMIBIA - Helping Babies Survive is a non-profit organization based in Switzerland that focuses on the implementation of simple medical interventions that are known to improve survival rates of newborn infants.

While high income countries have reached unprecedented levels of care for sick term and preterm newborn infants, progress in most low income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, has been slow. In fact, the quality of neonatal care is comparable to the situation in high income countries more than 50 years ago.

The founders of NEO FOR NAMIBIA are convinced that simple and robust equipment is urgently needed in low income countries. Training of local physicians and nurses will be key to sustainable improvements. The efforts currently focus on the Rundu State Hospital in the Kavango region in the north of Namibia. If successful, other hospitals in Namibia could benefit from those interventions.


Most recent mission

With the following pictures we would like to give you an insight into our current mission, which began on August 26, 2018 and will last until September 26, 2018.

Progress is now clearly visible. The use of the CPAP devices and pulse oximeters has become very skillful. Many additional suggestions we made have now been incorporated into daily routine. 


New mission report

Our sixth mission lasted from August 28 to September 27, 2018, and was used to continue our training efforts and to assess the impact of our interventions at Rundu State Hospital. In addition, we were able to visit Onandjokwe State Hospital, 450 km west of Rundu.

Mission Report 2018-2

Mission Report 2018-2 (short version)