Learn more about AIDSFree's HIV services work in Namibia
Led by Abt Associates Inc. and based on the work previously done by the Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Project, AIDSFree, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), is leveraging the private sector to assist the Government of Namibia to maintain the gains made in the fight against HIV in a declining funding environment. SHOPS worked to involve nongovernmental organizations and for-profit entities in addressing the many health needs of people in developing countries. AIDSFree will increase access to, affordability of, and quality of HIV services in Namibia through the private sector. AIDSFree is currently working on the following activities in Namibia:
- Providing additional training, commodities, and demand creation support to increase the number of health care providers able to conduct voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in collaboration with MoHSS in order to reach the 80 percent coverage required to be epidemiologically beneficial.
- Promoting the expansion of provider-initiated testing and counseling (PITC) through trainings amongst private providers. PITC is recommended at all health facilities to increase uptake of HIV testing services.
- Increasing HIV testing in the community through mobile clinics.
- Working with insurance providers and clinical stakeholders in Namibia to increase the quality of and access to HIV testing services, care, and treatment.