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Namibia

Namibia NGO Forum (NANGOF)

NANGOF is an umbrella network of NGOs in Namibia, which through the combined resources base of its membership works towards the creation and sustenance of an enabling environment for NGOs, with an emphasis on democracy, poverty eradication and human rights promotion.

Namibia Directory of Development Organisations

Guide to International Organisations, Governments, Private Sector, Development Agencies, Civil Society, Universities, Banks,, Microfinance Institutions and Development Consulting Firms

National Policy on HIV and AIDS for the Education Sector, Namibia

HIV/AIDS is a continuing, critical public health issue. It is now the leading cause of death in Namibia, Africa and the fourth common cause of death worldwide. The HIV/AIDS crisis continues to expand in numbers and extent, without immediate medical solutions in view. HIV/AIDS is not only a health issue, it has socio-economic implications too. Namibia's development depends, to a large extent, on the development of its human capital. Interventions in education should provide the knowledge, and encourage the development of attitudes and skills, with which the spread and impact of the epidemic could be alleviated.

Namibia Country Report

The most recent ANC HIV surveillance found 19.9% of women attending ANC were HIV infected (MoHSS, 2007d). There was a rapid increase in ANC HIV prevalence from 4.2% in 1992 to 22% in 2002. The apparent decrease since 2002 represents the first decrease since the start of ANC surveillance (see Figure 2.1). However, it should be noted that HIV prevalence is still on the increase in some regions and in some age groups, meaning continued high levels of prevention, care and support services are needed.
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