More medical equipment for the Ministry of Health from Support Ulm eV via Ohorongo Cement

Ohorongo Cement has made another very large donation of medical equipment to the Ministry of Health and Human Services, with the support of the German charity Support Ulm eV

The donation was handed over by Mr. Rudolf Coetzee, Director of General Administration of Ohorongo Cement, to the Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, the Honorable Dr. Esther Muinjangue, on Friday, June 24, 2022.

Support Ulm eV, is a non-profit organization based in Ulm, Germany, under the guidance and direction of Prof Dr Heinz Maier. Friday’s donation is just over N$1.8 million. Since Support Ulm eV partnered with Ohorongo Cement in Namibia, the charity has sent medical goods worth almost N$60 million to the ministry.

Support Ulm eV was founded by a group of doctors who have set themselves the goal of supporting medical projects all over the world. They support various projects with financial and humanitarian means as well as donations. This donation includes 59 hospital beds and mattresses, 20 bedside tables, an operating table and various other items.

“I am happy to confirm that since 2009 we have spent over N$71.8 million to support a large number of social projects, and of this amount, thanks to Support Ulm eV, over N$59.2 million Namibians have been spent on medical supplies and equipment,” Coetzee said at the handover ceremony.

Deputy Minister Muinjangue expressed the government’s gratitude, saying that these donations of medical equipment have always come at a crucial time when the whole world is facing economic difficulties.

Stressing that health care should be global, the deputy minister said the donations are a strong testament to international collective solidarity.

Present at a donation ceremony between Ohorongo Cement and the Ministry of Health and Social Services, are from left, Mr Jeremiah Nghipundjwa, Deputy Executive Director of the Ministry, the Minister, Hon Dr Esther Muinjangue, Mr Rudolf Coetzee of Ohorongo Cement and Mr Johannes! Gaeseb, director of the ministry’s tertiary health and clinical support services.

Maria J. Book