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Prevention Measures put in place by the Namibian Government in relation to the Ebola Virus 

Since mid-July, The Ministry of Health and Social Services of the Republic of Namibia convenes weekly meetings of the National Emergency Health Committee in order to take all necessary precautions for the unlikely event that the Ebola virus may reach Namibia. The health authorities are following closely the international health regulations issued by the World health Organisation, although Namibia does not currently fall in the category of high risk countries for transmission of the Ebola Virus.

Following the declaration on 08 August 2014 by Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), classifying the outbreak of the Ebola Virus as a public health emergency of international concern, the Government of the Republic of Namibia has put in place preventative measures in relation to the Ebola Virus.

The National Emergency Health Committee has undertaken active measure including thorough surveillance of each traveller at our points of entry including the Hosea Kutako International Airport, the Walvis Bay Airport and Port and Oshikango border post. The Ministry of Health and Social Services will further continues to conduct training and sensitization of health workers, as part of measures to increase vigilance and preparedness for the Ebola Virus.

The Ministry is acquiring thermal detectors which will be assembled and commissioned at Hosea Kutako International Airport, the Walvis Bay Airport and Port, and the Oshikango Border Post. The Ministry will further acquire more protective clothing for health practitioners.

In relation to the Measure at the Hosea Kutako International Airport, each passenger on the arriving flights will get a health form to complete. The Form will be collected by a designated staff member before the passenger leaves the aircraft. From the aircraft there will be an officer directing the passengers to a specially designated area for screening. All passengers arriving from Ebola Virus Disease affected countries will be directed to the old airport building where the screening staff will be stationed for further instructions.

Do not hesitate to contact the Embassy if you require further information on the above.