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Delegation of the University of Namibia at BIPS

Researchers from the University of Namibia, School of Public Health, visit the University of Bremen and BIPS. The background is an international project to strengthen the public health system in Namibia.

Scientists from Bremen and Namibia exchange ideas

Scientists from Bremen and Namibia exchange ideas (c) S.Budde/BIPS

Together with partners from Namibia, Germany and Switzerland, GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit - is implementing a project for the Senate Chancellery of Bremen to cope with the pandemic and strengthen the health system. The focus is on: improving the ability to diagnose pathogens such as SARS-CoV 2, but also, for example, tuberculosis and HIV/Aids, as well as improving the training of young academics and nurses in the health sector in Namibia.


Part of the project are joint (virtual) lectures for students in the health sector at the University of Bremen and the University of Namibia, the further development of the curricula, but also the training of medical teaching staff through professional exchanges. In addition, a new biochemical safety laboratory is being supported in order to improve the diagnosis of diseases, as well as research and training in this area, and to be able to ward off infectious diseases such as Corona in a more targeted manner in the future.


Expert partners are the University of Bremen with the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP), the Bremen Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS as well as the Research Center Borstel, Leibniz Lung Center in Schleswig-Holstein and the Inselspital Bern (Switzerland).