WINDHOEK, MARCH 25 – Namibia was one of the Southern African countries that attended various meetings in Johannesburg on March 14, 2019.
The meetings were held to discuss and present Country Operational Plans (COP) for the upcoming U.S. fiscal year.
Ben Nangombe, the Executive Director of Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) and Director of Special Programs,Marie Nitschke, represented the Namibian government, which was spearheaded by United States Ambassador to Namibia Lisa Johnson.
The very lucrative COP meeting saw Namibia presenting a powerful presentation of the achievement on the NAMPHIA data released in 2018 and supplemented by a detailed program data collected by MoHSS.
Namibia boasts an impressive 94:96:95 score against the UNAIDS 90:90:90 goals.
The association of development partners and stakeholders have helped Namibia achieve this score, as the country works on well-grounded epidemic control measures aimed at reaching people that are HIV positive and are not aware of their status. While it remains a challenge, an appropriate strategy that incorporates the use of index partner testing, which is a voluntary process where counselors and/or health care workers offer an HIV test to sexual partners and HIV exposed children of positive clients, has also been placed into effect.
“It is imperative that all of us as Namibians must adhere to safe practices in order to prevent new infections. Take no chances, because your health depends on it. It is up to us as a nation to prevent new infections. 999And those who are on treatment, must take their medicines religiously.” Nangombe said. – email@example.com