Map of Africa highlighting NamibiaSuicide prevention is a public health concern in Namibia, as it is in other countries. WHO supported Namibia’s Ministry of Health and Social Services in planning to improve national and regional efforts for suicide prevention. Planning focused on strengthening collaborative efforts within the health system and across multiple sectors. Planning efforts aimed to provide the needed quality care and to integrate mental health promotion and suicide prevention.

This planning supported implementation of the 2nd National Suicide Prevention Strategy; and its alignment with the Ministerial Strategic plan and WHO’s ‘LIVE LIFE:  implementation guide for suicide prevention in countries’ (WHO, 2021).

[SOURCE: Technical Report, 2021 BMG WHO Collaboration. Health Promotion and Social Determinants of Health Unit, World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa.]

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