Question NW1965 to the Minister of Health

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17 September 2020 - NW1965

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Health

(1)From which (a) countries and/or (b) organisations did the Republic receive relief for Covid-19, including donations of medical equipment and personal protective equipment and materials; (2) (a) what was the extent of such donations in terms of items and quantities in each case and (b)(i) where were the specified items deployed and (ii) in what quantities; (3) whether any assistance was rendered to other countries in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic; if not, why not; if so, what (a) was the extent of the assistance and (b) are the relevant details in each case; (4) whether any of the material received as foreign aid was diverted to other countries in the form of assistance; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the relevant details in each case; (5) whether he will make a statement on the matter?


  1. (a) List of Countries from which donations were received
  • Peoples Republic of China
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Republic of Korea
  • United States of America
  • Turkey
  • France

(b) List of organisations from whom donations were received

  • The African Union
  • Naspers
  • First National Bank
  • United Pharmaceutical Distributers
  • Gift of the Givers
  • European Union
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Solidarity Fund
  • S A Society of Anaesthesiology
  • Motsepe Foundation
  • Jack Ma Foundation
  • Bank of Republic of China
  • Province of Hannan
  • Hikvision (Pty) Ltd S A
  • Right to Care (CHW Programme)
  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Days
  • Old Mutual
  • Luke International
  • Syntech Love Technology
  • Huawei
  • UVEX Safety SA (PTY) LTD
  • Frasers
  • Phillips
  • KFW
  • Global Energy Interconnection Dev & Co-op
  • The Foundation for Professional Development (funded by KFW German Development Bank)
  • Individual donors

(2) (a)-(b) The link table belows reflect the details in this regard.

(3) Yes, the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) donated nasopharyngeal swabs and viral transport media to Namibia

a) extent of the donation

b) details of the donation

5 000

Nasopharyngeal swabs

2 000

Viral transport media

(4) No, no material received was diverted to other countries as foreign aid.

a) Not applicable

bb) Not applicable

(5) We do make statements when receiving donations and we will continue doing so as and when required.


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