The US government has pledged to support the Ministry of Health and Social Services to hire 67 data clerks for a one-month period during the month of September explaining that by increasing the Ministry’s capacity to analyse disease trends and patterns, Namibia will be better able to understand and respond to the healthcare needs of the population. The Embassy explained in a press release that the 67 new positions will update HIV patient files in electronic systems, allowing doctors and nurses to have the patients’ most current information, regardless of the facility they visit. In addition, some data clerks will be assigned to enter COVID-19 patient information from paper forms into a new electronic data system, with these activities aiding the increased flow of information for monitoring at national level, which will help understand these epidemics, and improve planning and resource allocation.