Targeted outreach to treat malnutrition

Government / Namibia

Government of the Republic of Namibia

Commitment made: 14 Mar 2022
Related event: 2021 Tokyo N4G Summit | 2021 UN Food Systems Summit
Targeted location (aggregate)

Sub-national - The five most severely affected regions of Namibia, namely Omaheke, Ohangwena, Kunene, Kavango West and Omusati.

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Commitment description

The Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services commits to intensify the identification of malnourished children, pregnant and lactating women and adults for malnutrition treatment, and nutrition education in 5 years (from 1 January 2022 through 31 December 2025). This will be achieved by deployment of 500 Community Health Workers for targeted Outreach Programmes in the severely affected regions of Omaheke, Ohangwena, Kunene, Kavango West and Omusati. Progressed will be assessed using the District Health Information System and the Second Harambee Prosperity Plan Programme Delivery Unit monthly meetings. NAD 161 million (± 11 million USD) annually have been secured by the government to cover the associated costs.

Global Nutrition Targets

Under-5 stunting
Under-5 wasting
Under-5 overweight

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 Namibian Government & World Health Organisation (WHO)
Funding mechanism Public, with UN (WHO) support
Cost secured Total costs are fully secured.
Total costs estimated Yes, and the amount publicly disclosed
Currency (NAD) - Namibian dollar
Cost amount 161,000,000.0
$USD equivalent 9,790,000.0 (World Bank average exchange rate for 2021)

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