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Namibia

Since 2009, we have worked in these technical areas:

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases

Our impact

  • As of January 2019, more than 20,000 men and boys have received voluntary medical male circumcision services, thereby benefiting from this procedure’s protective effect against HIV infection. In addition, almost 13,200 of them were tested for HIV.
  • Through support from the Maternal and Child Survival Program, the Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA) improved the quality of their HIV and sexual and reproductive health services and expanded access to care while refocusing services on adolescents and youth. As a result, NAPPA provided 60,808 HIV tests, linked 2,049 HIV-positive clients to antiretroviral therapy, and initiated pre-exposure prophylaxis with 384 HIV-negative clients at high risk of contracting HIV.
  • Jhpiego built NAPPA’s capacity to meet client needs by: increasing linkages to care for clients testing HIV-positive; integrating pre-exposure prophylaxis services, especially for adolescent girls and young women; integrating nurse-initiated and managed antiretroviral treatment; and introducing targeted HIV testing services using index partner tracing to increase case finding among adolescents and young people.
  • Jhpiego supported the Ministry of Health and Social Services to introduce community-based HIV testing and counseling through community health workers (CHWs), including 266 CHWs in five districts trained to provide safe, professional and accurate HIV testing and counseling services, including index partner tracing, at the household level.

Current programs


  • Technical Assistance to Provide High-Quality Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services to Programs Supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

    Under this multi-country award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jhpiego provides technical assistance as needed to guarantee safety, effectiveness, efficiency, accountability and client/provider satisfaction in implementation and scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision. The project targets 14 countries that are priorities of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, including Namibia.

     

Current programs

Technical Assistance to Provide High-Quality Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services to Programs Supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Under this multi-country award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jhpiego provides technical assistance as needed to guarantee safety, effectiveness, efficiency, accountability and client/provider satisfaction in implementation and scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision. The project targets 14 countries that are priorities of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, including Namibia.

 

Current and recent donors


CDC
USAID

Namibia-related technical and programmatic resources

Our resources

Country contact

Abubakari Mwinyi, Project Director, Project IQ Namibia
Office Number 1, First Floor, Swakop Plaza
Libertina Amathila Avenue
Swakopmund, Namibia