At the completion of every mission, a report is written and made available on this website.
With these reports, we want to document our activities and describe progress that has been made, but also admit failures or difficulties that have been encountered. The reports also serve as a basis to plan the next steps of our program.
Our 12th mission lasted from July 9 to August 8, 2021. The main mission goals were to introduce new team members to neonatal care in a resource-limited setting, to better understand the Covid-19-related challenges, to evaluate the sustainability of our efforts at Rundu State Hospital, and to continue our work at Katima Hospital.
Our 11th mission lasted from April 16 to May 16, 202. The main mission goals were to evaluate sustainability of our efforts at Rundu State Hospital, to continue our work at Katima Hospital and to introduce Sarah Noemi Knoll, MD (a neonatology fellow) to our project.
Our 10th mission lasted from November 5 to December 5, 2020. The main mission goals were to evaluate sustainability of our efforts at Rundu State Hospital and to improve data collection. In addition, we visited Katima Hospital for the second time.
Our 9th mission lasted from November 16 to December 18, 2019. The main mission goals were to introduce a new bubble CPAP device for small babies at Rundu State Hospital. In addition, we visited Katima Hospital in Namibia's Zambezi region, for the first time.
Our 8th mission lasted from June 4-26, 2019. The main mission goal was to introduce invasive machanical ventilation at Rundu State Hospital. In addition, on-line patient registries were launched at Onandjokwe and Rundu State Hospitals.
Our 7th mission lasted from January 29, 2019 to February 22, 2019 and brought us to both Onandjokwe and Rundu State Hospital. We were extremely pleased to see the progress made. CPAP support for babies with respiratory distress is now well estabilshed!
Both nurses and doctors become increasingly skilled at using the new equipment. Statistical data demonstrates its impact!
Working hand in hand with local physicians and nurses to help treat sick babys: progress is visible!
We were thrilled to introduce non-invasive respiratory support wih the Pumani CPAP device and very satisfied with the enthusiasm of the local staff.
We returned to itensify neonatal resuscitation training, provide formal lectures on basic neonatal care and conduct teaching rounds.
Following three visits of health care facilities in the Ivory Cost between 2012 and 2015, we travelled to the Rundu State Hospital in the north of Namibia.
What local doctors and nurses say
We have asked local health care professionals to give some feedback on our work. They are our local champions who ultimately will guarantee that progress made will be sustained.
There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your loyalty. We at Rundu State Hospital are continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of NEO FOR NAMIBIA. Prof. Berger and his wife have repeatedly played a key role in successfully implementing CPAP to help babies with respiratory distress.
Isha Kamara, MD
We are so pleased to receive all your support: it really means a lot to us. We know that we can learn from both Sabine and Prof. Berger, and we recognize that we are making progress. Improving respiratory support and our abilities to monitor babies is saving lives. We don't know how to thank you.
Cecilia Ndepavali, RN