The new Mayte Emergency Medical Center, located in one of the most popular tourist destination in Namibia, Sesriem, is now in full operation with a registered nurse, three basic life support skilled personnel and two emergency care technicians. The 10-bed, full-service health center was established in November 2011 by the Mayte Hernandez Foundation in partnership with the Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund in memory of the late Ms. Mayte Hernandez, a Spanish national who succumbed to injuries she sustained in a road crash in November 2010 while on a visit to the area.
The clinic serves as the central point of health care to one of the most revered tourist destinations in Namibia, the Sesriem & Sossusvlei area. It provides not only the much needed emergency services but also clinical and other medical services required by tourists and locals. Before the health centre was opened, the nearest clinic was in Maltahöhe, which is approx. 170km away from Sesriem.