The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek team participated in a public lecture aimed at raising awareness of the importance of blood donation on the Wednesday, 16 August.
The public lecture, the third of its kind, was held at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) under the theme “Give Blood, Give Now, Give Often”. It was hosted by the Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NAMBTS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Namibia.
The blood donation public lectures are aimed towards educating the public on the different facets of the blood transfusion services in Namibia, with particular emphasis on the shortage of consistent blood donors in the country, as this leads to a shortage in supply. Continue reading
The Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NAMBTS) commemorated International Nurses’ Day on 12 May 2017 under the theme “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.The NAMBTS nurses received certificates of appreciation for their dedication to saving lives and striving to achieve Goal 3 of the SDGs, namely “Good Health and Well-being”.
They also received SDGs flyers from UN Namibia as well as lanyards from UNIC Windhoek to increase their knowledge of all 17 SDGs as well as to raise visibility among their patients when wearing the lanyards.
Dr. Bjorn von Finckenstein, the Medical Director of NAMBTS, welcomed the staff members and nurses to the event, highlighting the importance of International Nurses Day and spotlighting the contributions that Florence Nightingale made to the medical field. Continue reading
Staff members of the Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NAMBTS), participated in an engaging training session on the importance of social media in the workplace and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Thursday, 6 April 2017.
The training session was facilitated by the social media savvy United Nations Communications Group (UNCG) Namibia, who educated the participants on the importance of creating a ‘relationship’ in the digital media world and how social media can be used to achieve development agendas.
NAMBTS is a non-profit healthcare organization with the mandate to collect, test and issue blood products to all patients in Namibia. The organization recognized the importance of social media in reaching their target audience as well as for their employees to have the skills to create social media messages consistent with their brand and their policies. To cement this, NAMBTS solicited the help of UNCG Namibia to enlighten staff through an engaging training. Continue reading