Partnering to Achieve Epidemic Control in Namibia

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Date: 05/19/2016 Description: Namibia PEPFAR logo - State Dept Image

The United States is proud to support Namibia’s leadership in the global HIV/AIDS response. The U.S. contribution to Namibia’s HIV/AIDS response will transition to targeted assistance as the Government of Namibia (GRN) increases its monetary and programmatic investments in the coming years.



PEPFAR will continue to align investments with national priorities and to coordinate with the GRN; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and other development partners to reduce new infections and save lives. Specific priorities include 

  • Preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) by supporting Namibia’s Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission Plan
  • Enhancing quality of HIV care and treatment services, including by promoting treatment adherence and retention as well as improving support for key and vulnerable populations
  • Implementing cross-cutting activities for HIV/AIDS-related surveillance, laboratory systems strengthening, human resource capacity building, health information systems, and supply chain management
  • Refocusing PEPFAR resources to save lives and sustainably control the HIV/AIDS epidemic by scaling up interventions in high-burden areas, assisting high-yield sites in priority areas, decentralizing services, and accelerating enrollment in antiretroviral therapy among people living with HIV/AIDS in seven priority regions - in line with the UNAIDS Fast-Track strategy and 90-90-90 targets for 20201, 2

HIV/AIDS in Namibia

Number of people living with HIV (all ages), 20143


Deaths due to AIDS (all ages), 20143


Number of orphans due to AIDS (0-17), 20143


Estimated antiretroviral treatment coverage (adults ages 15+), 20144


Estimated percentage of pregnant women living with HIV who receive antiretroviral medications for prevention of mother-to-child transmission, 20143



Saving Lives

In 2015, PEPFAR supported the following achievements in Namibia:

  • Testing and counseling for over 52,889 individuals
  • Voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV prevention for more than 9,927 men 
  • HIV testing and counseling for more than 225,429 people  
  • Care and support for 16,161 orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Antiretroviral medications for 2,275 pregnant women living with HIV to reduce mother-to-child transmission

Get the most up-to-date data on program results, expenditures, and planned funding at

PEPFAR Planned Funding in Namibia, Fiscal Years 2004-2015 (USD in Millions)5

























1.       UNAIDS. (2014). Fast-Track - Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Geneva: Author.

2.     UNAIDS. (2014). 90-90-90: An ambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic. Geneva: Author.

3.     UNAIDS. (2014). Namibia: HIV and AIDS estimates. Retrieved November 3, 2015, from

4.     UNAIDS. (2015). How AIDS changed everything. Geneva: Author.

5.     Data reflect information available on the PEPFAR Dashboards and, which represent planned new bilateral funding initially approved in the PEPFAR Country Operational Plans/Regional Operational Plans (COPs/ROPs) each fiscal year. As additional funding may be approved and made available after the initial COPs/ROPs submission, or to PEPFAR-supported countries that are not required to submit an annual COP/ROP, data on the Dashboards may not represent the final PEPFAR programmatic funding level in countries each fiscal year. U.S. Government interagency website managed by the Office of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
and the Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. State Department.
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