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New Era Newpaper Wednesday October 4, 2017

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6 NEWS Wednesday, October 4 2017 | NEW ERA Neshuku to contest as councillor for Eengodhi Obrein Simasiku Omuthiya Protasius Neshuku has been elected to represent the Swapo Party in the upcoming Eengodhi constituency by-election set for 17 November. Neshuku garnered 106 votes against Wilhelm Kashimba, who got 46 votes. Eengodhi constituency has been without a councillor since the end of August following the death of veteran councillor, Walde Sheyavali. “We held our final district conference, which was attended by 152 eligible delegates and voters. “The elections were concluded and declared free and fair. In total, we had three candidates as eligible candidates,” noted Regional Swapo Coordinator Armas Amukwiyu. He added that the Swapo Secretary General Nangolo Mbumba is still to reveal the reason why the third candidate could not make it during the vetting process. A m u k w i y u s a i d they would submit the name of their preferred candidate to the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) before the set deadline of 9 October. The Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited is a State Owned entity that was established under the NIP Act 15 of 1999. It started its operations on 1 December 2000 with the objective of providing medical laboratory services to both state and private health facilities. The NIP currently has 40 laboratories countrywide which provide a comprehensive pathology service of high quality to public and private clients. Namibia To be the medical Institute laboratory NIP of Pathology service Acredit provider Limited of choice in Africa 3 Labs (A public enterprise tasked with the responsibility of providing medical laboratory services. It operates more than 40 medical laboratories and patient service centres across the country). To medical provide diagnoses. accessible, Quality affordable of laboratory and excellent service medical is the major laboratory factor services. which directly affects the quality of health care. WE The medical laboratory ARE as a whole therefore has to provide the best patient care. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility drive, the Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited recently medical donated laboratory computers services to and the printers physician/clinician to three different is therefore Schools. critical The in any total health value care of the delivery items is estimated system. Accreditation, to be which is the process of independently evaluating competency, is the strategy MOVING for most medical laboratories to achieve this. The recipients of the computers and printers were: entitled 1. Eden ‘‘Medical Primary laboratories School in –Requirements Okahandja (Otjozondjupa for quality and Region), competence’’, Gammams is widely Primary accepted School in in Dear the Esteemed Windhoek medical Clients laboratory (Khomas & Stakeholders, community. Region) kindly and Many note the that Ngone laboratories we are Combined moving are Swamed working School Private on situated its Laboratory implementation, 25km from Swamed Rundu and in request the accreditation Kavango Region. of their The service Primary to be School judged with according over 1000 to this learners, standard. of which 147 learners are th Orphans and Vulnerable Children only had two outdated computers in its school computer One of the strategic objectives related to quality in the Corporate Strategy of the Namibia Institute of Pathology laboratory (NIP), is and to become received the 10 pivotal computers hub for and quality 2 printers. improvement in the company by achieving accreditation 2. Gammams for all Primary major laboratories School with across over 1300 the country. learners Therefore,NIP received 15 embarked computers upon and the three printers. Before the donation, the School only had two (2) outdated computers. International 3. The Ngone Standard Combined with the School aim to accredit with 544 its learners laboratories, out of thus which providing 11 learners objective have evidence disabilities, that 93 the laboratories are competent to provide medical diagnostic services to its customers, including learners are vulnerable and 80 learners are orphans received 15 computers and 3 printers. healthcare staff and patients. Below is the value of the full donation. (A State owned company tasked with the responsibility of providing medical laboratory services to the public and private sectors. It operates more than 40 medical laboratories and patient service centres all over the country.) TheSwamed, Katutura and Rundu private laboratories were subjected to external assessments responsible 1. Eden Primary to provide School internationally recognised 10 accreditation 2 services,granted N$ 46,611.00 international accreditation 2. Gammams status Primary to these School all three laboratories. 15 3 N$ 69,917.10 3. Ngone Combined School 15 3 N$ 69,917.10 The accreditation of these laboratories represents a great value to our clients. Achieving this milestone means our laboratories are internationally recognised. This also indicates that we maintaining high standards of services for our clients; essentially providing an effective mechanism During her handover remarks, Ms. Jennifer Kauapirura, the Chief Strategy and Business Development sustainability Officer of public of health the Namibia programs. Institute of Pathology Limited encouraged learners to work hard and become what they aspire to be, especially now that they have computers at their disposal. This achievement came as a result of notable through hard, joint efforts and unifying team spirit computers prevailing at NIP. will be put to good use and will play a major role in shaping This milestone inspires us to continue improving the quality systems within our network of the laboratories. need for other SOE to emulate the gesture of NIP by strengthening public-private Corner of Hosea partnerships Kutako Drive and Rowan creating Street, more Windhoek symbiotic North. relationships. NIP is recruiting for the following position: 1 x Result Enquiries Clerk: Windhoek Central Reference Laboratory Interested? Visit the NIP website under Opportunities to apply online: No hand-delivered, faxed or emailed applications will be considered. Closing date: 16 March 2016

Wednesday, October 4 2017 | NEW ERA ADVERTS 7 SWAPO PARTY OF NAMIBIA OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL Message of Condolence Comrade Salatiel Nghilunanye `` Kola`` Nghitundwa, May his soul rest in eternal peace. Comrade Nangolo Mbumba Secretary General DRAFT NAMIBIAN STANDARDS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) together with its Technical committees on Quality Management and Quality Assurance (TC2) and its Subcommittee on Horticultural products (TC3/SC3) are in the process of developing/adopting international standards as Namibian Standards. These standards can be applied in the local government, education, training and the food and beverage sectors and the grape sector. The following international standards have been proposed for development and or adoption: DNAMS/ISO 18091:2014 Quality management systems- Guidelines for the Application of ISO 9001:2008 in Local Government. DNAMS/ISO/IWA 2:2007 Quality management systems- Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001:2000 in education. DNAMS/ISO 10015:1999 Quality management- Guidelines for training. DNAMS/ISO 15161 Guidelines on the application of ISO 9001:2000 for the food and drink industry. DNAMS/ISO 15189:2012 Medical Laboratories: Requirements for Quality and Competence. DNAMS 006:2017: Standard regarding the marketing and commercial quality control of grapes in Namibia For a copy of the draft standards on quality management related standards contact the NSI’s Standards Development and Training Officer Nelson Tjihozu: or 061386431 For a copy of the draft standard related to the grape sector contact the NSI’s Standards Development and Training Officer Orpa Patuuomasa: or 061386426 All comments and inputs should be submitted on or before 6 October 2017 to the NSI’s Internal Auditor, Millicent Kapitako via email at

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