The Greatest Wealth is Health
We are involved in initiatives that provide access to healthcare, especially in remote regions, through recommended projects such as the UNICEF/Ministry of Health and Social Services Health Community Workers programme which provides basic clinic services.
We address sound mental development through improved nutrition in early childhood development, as well as improving sanitation for schoolchildren. The Namibian Children’s Heart Research Foundation was founded by the late Mr. Harold Pupkewitz, together with cardiologists and heart surgeons, to benefit 30 000 children annually.
Another flagship project is the Otjomuru Community Clinic and nurses’ home in the Kunene Region, a project of Dr. Libertina Amathila and funded by the Pupkewitz Foundation. The community clinic provides health services to 1000 members of a marginalised community living in the Zebra Mountains.
Children's ICU/Cardiac Unit
Windhoek Central Hospital cardiac ICU has benefited from our funding towards a dedicated children’s ICU unit. More than 80 children have been operated on successfully locally..
United Nation Children's Fund
A major challenge in delivering these services is the distance the HEWs have to travel to reach the target communities and to fulfil their reporting duties.
CLaSH was formed in 1989 as a self-help group for parents. It has since become a well-respected service provider.
Namibian Children's Heart Research
A group of doctors and scientists is making a remarkable contribution to research into heart disease in Namibian children.