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Making a Difference
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ëFailure is not in my vocabularyí says Libertina Inaaviposa Amathila ñ medical doctor, leading member of Namibiaís liberation movement SWAPO, and Cabinet Minister for 20 years. Insightful, candid and amusing, this book traces Libertina Amathilaís journey from a village in western Namibia travelling alone to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 1962; medical training in Poland, Sweden and London; and the health and education centres in Zambia and Angola that she helped develop and run for Namibians in exile; to a victorious return home in 1989; service in the Cabinet of independent Namibia; and a leading role in the World Health Organisation. Courageous, committed, cutting through difficulties that deterred others, Libertina Amathila has assisted and empowered Namibian communities, particularly women, in exile and at home. As Minister of Regional and Local Government and Housing, Minister of Health and Social Services, and Deputy Prime Minister, she focused on those in need, such as squatters, street children, and those affected by HIV/AIDS, and undertook immediate practical measures to improve their lives. Packing her tent and supplies, she drove to remote areas and camped out until houses and clinics were built for marginalized communities, assisting in the design and construction process herself. An indomitable spirit drives this remarkable woman. This is her story.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-x
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. p. xi
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  1. Southern Africa Map
  2. p. xiii
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  1. Namibia Map
  2. p. xiv
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  1. Kunene Region Map
  2. p. xv
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  1. Prologue
  2. pp. xvii-xix
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  1. 1 Childhood Innocence
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 2 Schooling
  2. pp. 15-19
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  1. 3 The Start of My Journey
  2. pp. 20-29
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  1. 4 A Dream Come True
  2. pp. 30-35
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  1. 5 Medical Studies in Warsaw
  2. pp. 36-44
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  1. 6 An Intern in Tanzania
  2. pp. 45-55
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  1. 7 Further Studies in the UK and Sweden
  2. pp. 56-63
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  1. 8 Responding to the Refugee Crisis
  2. pp. 64-67
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  1. 9 Nyango Health and Education Centre
  2. pp. 68-84
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  1. 10 Political Responsibilities and International Solidarity
  2. pp. 85-97
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  1. 11 Ndalatando, Angola
  2. pp. 98-107
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  1. 12 Kwanza Sul
  2. pp. 108-113
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  1. 13 Homecoming
  2. pp. 114-117
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  1. 14 The 1989 Elections
  2. pp. 118-123
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  1. 15 A Minister in Waiting
  2. pp. 124-130
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  1. 16 Squatters and Street Children
  2. pp. 131-136
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  1. 17 Urban Renewal
  2. pp. 137-143
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  1. 18 Reforming the Legislation
  2. pp. 144-149
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  1. 19 Providing Better Housing
  2. pp. 150-159
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  1. 20 Regional Representation
  2. pp. 160-168
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  1. 21 Minister of Health and Social Services
  2. pp. 169-180
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  1. 22 Failed Attempt at Democracy
  2. pp. 181-184
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  1. 23 Deputy Prime Minister
  2. pp. 185-191
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  1. 24 Marginalized San Communities
  2. pp. 192-201
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  1. 25 The San Development Programme
  2. pp. 202-220
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  1. 26 Mountain Folk in the Kunene Region
  2. pp. 221-242
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  1. 27 Lessons Learnt
  2. pp. 243-250
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  1. 28 Looking Back and Looking Forward
  2. pp. 251-266
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  1. Appendix I. Tributes to Dr Amathila on her Retirement
  2. pp. 267-273
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  1. Appendix II. Autobiographical Profi le of Libertina Inaaviposa Amathila
  2. pp. 275-278
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  1. Images
  2. pp. 279-294
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  1. Back Cover
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