Accessing therapeutic supplementary food

Government / Namibia

Government of the Republic of Namibia

Partner organisations:
Multilateral organisations, including United Nations (UN) agencies: UNICEF
Commitment made: 14 Mar 2022
Related event: 2021 Tokyo N4G Summit
Targeted location (aggregate)

National - State clinics in all regions of Namibia to be benefiting.

Verification status Verified Find out more

Commitment description

The Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services commits to ensure universal access to essential, quality-assured, effective, safe, and affordable nutrition-related health products such as ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary food, therapeutic milks and vitamin and mineral supplements and anthropometric equipment and diagnostic devices with an availability rate of above 80% at the level of state health facilities in 5 years (from 1 April 2021 through 31 March 2025). Progress will be assessed using the District Health Information System and the Second Harambee Prosperity Plan Programme Delivery Unit monthly meetings. NAD 5,500,000.00 annually, have been secured by the government to cover the associated costs.

Global Nutrition Targets

Under-5 wasting
Low birthweight

Nutrition Action Classification across all goals


  • Financial
  • Operational
  • Leadership and governance
  • Research monitoring and data


  • Food environment
  • Food supply chain
  • Consumer knowledge
  • Nutrition care services


  • Undernutrition
  • Diet
  • Obesity and diet-related NCDs
  • Food and nutrition security

N4G themes covered by goals

  • Food
  • Health
  • Resilience
  • Data
  • Financing

Total funding and costs across all goals

Funders UNICEF
Funding mechanism Public
Cost secured Total costs are partially funded
Total costs estimated Yes, and the amount publicly disclosed
Currency (NAD) - Namibian dollar
Cost amount 5,500,000.0
$USD equivalent 334,346.5046 (World Bank average exchange rate for 2021)

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