On behalf of the Namibian Catholic Bishops Conference (NCBC), the Catholic Health Services (CHS) operates in 16 health facilities throughout Namibia: 4 Districts Hospitals, 5 Health Centers and 7 Clinics, all subsided by the MoHSS. After the later, CHS stands as the second biggest public health service provider in Namibia. CHS, operating as a Non-Profit Organisation under section 21, took over the management of Catholic Church Health Facilities from the three different Dioceses in October 2001 and now employs about 800 Health care workers of which 10% are under the HIV/AIDS Program.
CHS is an organization that represents and promotes the health welfare apostolate of the Catholic Church in Namibia, acknowledging the human dignity and uplifting the spiritual and socio-economic well being of the Namibian people.
It is the executing body of the Catholic Church services comprising facilities that operate in local communities. CHS endeavors to enforce and implement health welfare policies, programs, and other strategic responses that enhance innovative, effective, and efficient service delivery. This includes preventative, curative, promotive, and rehabilitative services.
CHS carries out this mission by interacting with the government, other churches, and all people and organizations of goodwill.