Ethical practice of the health professions requires consistent and ongoing commitment from all concerned with lifelong learning to update and develop the knowledge, skills and ethical attitudes that underpin competent practice. The Health Professions Councils of Namibia (HPCNA) has committed to a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) system to aspire to excellence in health care provision and delivery. In this spirit of dedication to best practice and a desire to act and serve wisely the Health Professions Councils CPD Committee developed CPD directives to implement the CPD system.
Health Professionals must please note that as of 2010 every Health Professional registered in Namibia will be required to accumulate Continuing Education Units (30 for professional groups and 15 for supplementary groups) per twelve-month period of which at least 5 CEUs should be for ethics, human rights and medical law. The CPD system will be in place for all Councils, as CPD remains an ethical as well as statutory obligation. Health Professionals are requested not to submit their portfolios, unless requested to do so by the CPD Desk.
Please feel free to download the documents below.
Promoting the health and well-being of Namibia's population Determining and upholding standards of Education and Training Setting, maintaining and promoting good standard of professional practice and conduct Keeping the registers of each health profession for which provision is made in terms of the relevant Acts Advising the Minister of Health and Social Services on matters pertaining to these Acts as well as to the Health and well-being of the population in general.
Protecting the public through regulated education and practice.
Determine and maintain minimum educational standards leading to registration of a health professional Set and maintain ethical standards
NOTICE TO ALL NAMIBIAN FOREIGN DENTAL GRADUATES: Pre-internship Evaluation Notice: Notice to all Namibian foreign trained Dental Graduates: Kindly take note that the Medical and Dental Council of Namibia (the Council) plans to conduct a Pre-Internship Evaluation for Foreign Trained Namibian Dental Graduates on the 6th February 2018 . The Council thus invites all applicants (Dental Graduates) who intend to do internship training to submit their application prior to the date stated above.
As from the 8 June 2016 medical students enrolled at an educational institution outside Namibia who wish to obtain practical experience or exposure in Namibia and who have successfully completed not less than 3 years medical education must apply to the Medical and Dental Council for registration as medical students before they may be allowed to enter hospital and health facilities in Namibia for such experience or exposure.
Equally from the same date all dental graduates will be expected to undergo one year internship. As per the attached regulations. Click here to view the regulations
Promoting the health and well-being of Namibia's population Determining and upholding standards of Education and Training Setting, maintaining and promoting good standard of professional practice ...Read more.
The Health Professions Councils of Namibia consists of five (5) Councils established by the following Acts:
Medical and Dental Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004)
Pharmacy Act, 2004 (Act No. 9 of 2004)
Nursing Act, 2004 (Act No. 8 of 2004)
Allied Health Professions Act, 2004 (Act No. 7 of 2004)
Social Work and Psychology Act, 2004 (Act No. 6 of 2004)