Fifty-five medical doctors graduating from UNAM Thursday
WINDHOEK, 10 APR (NAMPA) – Fifty-five new medical doctors will graduate from the University of Namibia this Thursday – the highest number to do so since UNAM’s School of Medicine opened in 2010.
The graduation will be the second for locally trained doctors.
A media statement issued on Monday by the institution said the figure represents an increase from the 35 medical doctors who graduated in 2016.
UNAM’s Public Relations Officer, Simon Namesho was quoted in the statement as saying this is just another step towards strengthening access to quality health care in Namibia.
“As a university, we are proud to continuously play this small part,” he said.
Twenty-two students will also receive diplomas in pharmacy, while a further 33 Bachelor of Pharmacy students will graduate.
It is hoped that the three-year diploma and four-year degree programme in Pharmacy will help address the shortage of pharmacists in Namibia.