Improving Public Health and Nutrition in Namibia

Through a partnership with government, nonprofit organizations, and businesses, Synergos is strengthening Namibia’s public health system’s response to key national priorities around maternal and child health and nutrition.

Synergos has been working in Namibia since 2007. We bring together diverse resources, competencies and experiences from Namibia’s government, corporate, and the nonprofit sectors, as well as international agencies.

We’ve contributed to infant and maternal mortality dropping by about 14% between 2006 and 2013.

Other major accomplishments in our work with partners include:

Building upon this experience, in 2010 the Prime Minister created as an independent trust with Synergos as its secretariat.

NAFIN aims to:

NAFIN has been effective because it can mobilize cross-sectoral solutions to malnutrition. It includes participants from ten national ministries, as well from UN and bilateral agencies operating in Namibia, and representatives of Namibian businesses and nonprofit organizations. NAFIN is part of the UN-sponsored Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative.

Our work in Namibia is led by Namibian staff based in Windhoek.

More information


Kasee Ithana
Director, Namibia
The Synergos Institute
152 Robert Mugabe Avenue
Tel: +264 61 386950
Fax: +264 61 221492