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Community Adherence Groups (CAGs) bring hope to those living with HIV

CAGs are one of the Differentiated Services Delivery models that the MoHSS offers to support their goal of providing patient-centered care

The air was dry, the cloudless sky blue, and the road dusty in the quiet sleepy town of Outjo. With the sun shining mercilessly, hot air blew through the community hall’s windows and wide-open doors on the side and back of the hall.  In this hall situated in Damara location…

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Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Jess Long on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25

More than one in three women experience such violence during their lifetimes, and even more sadly, it is often at the hands of someone they love

In recognition of November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I want to send a clear message and support all the other voices who are saying the same thing:  violence against women and girls must end now. Globally, more than one in three women…

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    • At the announcement that the U.S. will contribute US$90.4 million in 2022 towards Namibia’s fight against AIDS is, from the left, USAID, Dr. Abeje Zegeye; U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Jess Long; CDC Namibia, Dr. Steve Hong; & Peace Corps Namibia, Jane O’Sullivan
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Namibia Receives US$90.4 million for HIV Programming from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

The US$90.4 million will intensify the country’s efforts to reach epidemic control of the HIV epidemic

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jess Long announced that the United States will contribute US$90.4 million in 2022 towards Namibia’s fight against AIDS through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This is an increase from US$89 million contributed in 2021. The US$90.4 million will intensify the country’s efforts to…

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    • United States Donates 100,620 Doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to Namibia
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United States Donates 100,620 Doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to Namibia

The 100, 620 vaccine doses are part of the Biden-Harris Administration commitment to share U.S. vaccine supply with the world

The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia announces the donation by the U.S. Government of 100,620 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as part of our global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide at least 25 million of 80 million doses globally to Africa.  The U.S. government coordinated closely with the…

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Coronavirus – Namibia: United States Donates Electronic High-Tech Equipment to Support Namibia’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program

The electronic equipment will be used for data entry at vaccination sites and for monitoring purposes

At a virtual ceremony today, the United States donated 176 tablet and 53 laptop computers, as well as 250 remote temperature monitoring devices and 2,000 terabytes in hard-drive capacity to the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) to support the country’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. The electronic equipment will be…

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Coronavirus - Testing Times: Sorting Samples in the COVID-19 Laboratory in Namibia

The fact that Namibia is successfully keeping up with the demand for COVID-19 testing during this third wave is one of the success stories of the country’s response

While many people know what it is like to be tested for COVID-19, only a few people know what happens to the samples once the swab has been taken. Due to the recent surge in cases in Namibia, staff from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Namibia…

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    • Standing with the group which participated in the Civil Society Support Program in the front row, third from left, is Kavena Hambira, Chairperson of the NID and next to him (fourth from the left) is Panduleni Nghipandulwa, Project Coordinator of the NID
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Namibia Institute for Democracy empowers Local Civil Society Organisations

The intervention targeted 20 Namibian NGOs that struggle with funding and need institutional as well as technical support

The Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID), in partnership with US Embassy Namibia, conducted a Civil Society Support Program (CSSP) for local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which was held end September until the start of November at the House of Democracy. The intervention targeted 20 Namibian NGOs that struggle with funding and…

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    • From the left is Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR), Francis R. Fannon , Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, and U.S. Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson
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Highest ranking U.S. official on energy visits Southern Africa

While in Namibia Assistant Secretary Fannon engaged with the government to strengthen government-to-government relationships on mines and energy and also met with business leaders

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) Francis R. Fannon visited Sub-Saharan Africa from November 2 to 9, 2019, including South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.  While in Namibia Assistant Secretary Fannon engaged with the government to strengthen government-to-government relationships on mines and energy and also met…

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US$7.6 Million in Food Assistance to Counter Drought Hardship

This donation will reach and feed an estimated 110,000 Namibians

 To alleviate the hardship brought on by the drought, the U.S. government has donated US$7.6 million worth of food assistance for some of Namibia’s most vulnerable populations. The donation is funded by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relieve (PEPFAR) and is in addition to the US$81.4 million…

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USAID Hands Over 4×4-Vehicle and TB-Testing Equipment to Tsumkwe Clinic

The 4×4 vehicle will be used by field workers to reach patients even in the most remote rural communities of the Otjozondjupa Region

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Country Representative, Dr. Randy Kolstad, handed over a 4×4-vehicle and cartridges for a GeneXpert TB diagnostic machine to use for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, to the Ministry of Health and Social Services at Tsumkwe, Otjozondjupa Region, on 17 July 2019. Over the past…