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Updated July 2009
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Surveys and Assessments
Policy Reports and Papers
Journal Articles
Presentations, Interviews, and Roundtable Discussions
Provider Education and Training
Clinician Support Tools
Patient and Community Education
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HIV/AIDS in Namibia
Population, 20132,400,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 2012220,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 2012120,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 201218,000
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 201213.3
AIDS deaths, 20125,000
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
PEPFAR Country Profile
A summary of the activities of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in selected countries.
UNAIDS Country Profile
A brief summary of national socioeconomic conditions in the context of the HIV epidemic, and information (where available) on UNAIDS' country-level activities.
UNGASS 2008 Country Progress Report
Reports progress made in implementing the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. The report includes summary indicator data through the end of 2007. [PDF, 258K]
UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and discussion of knowledge and behaviors related to HIV transmission. 2008. [PDF, 937K]
IRIN Country Profile
Contact information for national HIV/AIDS organizations, selected indicators, antiretroviral treatment statistics, and an epidemiological fact sheet from the United Nation's Integrated Regional Information Networks.
Global Fund Country Programs
Discussion of the national epidemic and description of HIV/AIDS projects supported by the Global Fund, including funding details, planned activities, and expected results.
WHO HIV/AIDS Treatment Scale-Up Summary Country Profile
A summary of current antiretroviral therapy coverage and resource requirements for scaling up treatment in countries receiving support under the WHO's "3 by 5" treatment initiative. 2005. [PDF, 268K]
Health and Development Profiles
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
Population Reference Bureau Country Profile
Key demographic, health, and development indicators, selected reports and articles, and links.
UNICEF Country Tables
Statistics in the areas of population, mortality, general and reproductive health, and education.
WHO Country Profile
Links to tables containing general health indicators, country profiles on specific diseases, and selected health-related documents. Also in Spanish and French.
USAID Country Health Statistical Report
This profile contains statistical data on current health conditions, population dynamics, health and family planning behavior, and health and population trends in Namibia. USAID. November 2008.
Guidelines and Best Practices
A Guide to HIV and AIDS Workplace Programmes
Ministry of Health and Social Services, Republic of Namibia, 2007. [PDF, 9.6MB]
Guidelines for Anti-Retroviral Therapy
National AIDS Coordination Programme (NACOP), Ministry of Health and Social Services, Republic of Namibia, April 2003. [PDF, 696K]
Guidelines for the Couselling of HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Ministry of Health and Social Services, Republic of Namibia, June 2001. [PDF, 2.6MB]
Guidelines for the Clinical Management of HIV and AIDS
Ministry of Health and Social Services, Republic of Namibia, n.d. [PDF, 5.1MB]
Surveys and Assessments
Report of the 2008 National HIV Sentinel Survey
Ministry of Health and Social Services, Republic of Namibia, October 2008. [PDF, 2MB]
Estimates and Projections of the Impact of HIV/AIDS in Namibia
Ministry of Health and Social Services, Republic of Namibia, June 2008. [PDF, 760K]
HIV/AIDs in Namibia: Behavioral and Contextual Factors Driving the Epidemic
Ministry of Health and Social Services, Republic of Namibia, 2008. [PDF, 760K]
Policy Reports and Papers
Alcohol Consumption, Sexual Partners, and HIV Transmission in Namibia
Debie LeBeau, P. Stanley Yoder, New Mexico State University, ICF Macro and USAID. August 2009. [PDF, 1.5MB]
National TB and HIV Targets
Ministry of Health and Social Services, Republic of Nambia, June 2008. [PDF, 1.43MB]
National Policy on HIV
Ministry of Health and Social Services, Republic of Nambia, March 2007. [PDF, 238K]
Plan for National Multisectoral Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV/AIDS
Ministry of Health and Social Services, Republic of Nambia, 2006. [PDF, 1.92MB]
IMPACT Project Final Report for Namibia
Implementing AIDS Prevention and Care Project 2000-2007. Family Health International, December 2007. [PDF, 1.48MB]
Journal Articles
Population-based monitoring of HIV drug resistance in Namibia with early warning indicators
Hong SY, Jonas A, Dumeni E, Badi A, Pereko D, Blom A, Muthiani VS, Shiningavamwe AN, Mukamba J, Andemichael G, Barbara R, Bennett DE, Jordan MR. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 Dec 1;55(4):27-31. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
HIV Prevalence, Risks for HIV Infection, and Human Rights among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Malawi, Namibia, and Botswana
Stefan Baral, Gift Trapence, Felistus Motimedi, et al. April 2009; PLoS ONE 4(3): e4997.
HIV prevalence, risks for HIV infection, and human rights among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Malawi, Namibia, and Botswana.
Baral S, Trapence G, Motimedi F, et al. PLoS One. 2009;4(3):e4997.
Presentations, Interviews, and Roundtable Discussions
ART in Namibia
Fred van der Veen. Family Health International-Namibia, 2004. [PowerPoint, 440K]
Provider Education and Training
Antiretroviral Treatment Skills and Knowledge Notebook for Community Workers in Southern Africa
Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS), USAID, 2008. [PDF, 1.79MB]
Clinician Support Tools
Clinical Guidelines for Antiretroviral Therapy Management for Displaced Populations
Southern African HIV Clinicians Society, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), 2007. [PDF, 989K]
Patient and Community Education
Peer Educator Practical Handbook
Family Health International-Namibia, August 2003. [PDF, 1.04MB]
National Organizations
Ministry of Health, Namibia
Catholic AIDS Action Namibia
Catholic AIDS Action works with Church institutions to inspire and support programs in HIV/AIDS prevention, home-based care, spirituality, and support of orphans.
Walvis Bay Multi-Purpose Centre
Established in response to the high HIV prevalence rates in the city of Walvis Bay, the Centre offers HIV/AIDS programs among other programs of interest to the community. Activities include information outreach and counseling, condom distribution, and care and support for HIV-positive people.
Conferences and Events
2009 HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting
Conference Summary. Windhoek, Namibia, June 10-14, 2009.