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CDC works in Namibia

Since 2002, CDC has helped Namibia develop and implement HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs. CDC-Namibia helps build the capacity of the country’s healthcare workforce. CDC’s assistance has strengthened national efforts to prevent HIV transmission and to expand care and treatment services. The aim of all support is to ensure that Namibia soon sees an AIDS-free generation.

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Staff

CDC office (physical presence)
8 U.S. Assignees
7 Contractors
22 Locally Employed
5 ASPPH Fellows

Namibia at a Glance

Population: 2,259,000
Per capita income: $7,240
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 64/69 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 39/1000 live births
Source: Namibia Demographic and Health Survey 2013; Namibia WHO statistical profile

Top 10 Causes of Death

  1. HIV/AIDS 51%
  2. Perinatal conditions 4%
  3. Cerebrovascular disease 4%
  4. Tuberculosis 4%
  5. Ischemic heart disaese 4%
  6. Diarrheal disease 3%
  7. Malaria 3%
  8. Violence 2%
  9. Respiratory infections 2%
  10. Road traffic accidents 2%

Source: WHO World Health Statistics 2006

What CDC Is Doing

Read the latest PAMWE Issue (June 2014) Adobe PDF file, a public health magazine published by CDC-Namibia.

  • 92% of HIV-positive women during antenatal care received antiretroviral prophylaxis for prevention of mother-to-child transmission
  • Antiretroviral therapy provided to 87% of adults and 65% of children in need
  • 97% of HIV+ patients screened for TB in HIV care and treatment settings
  • 100% of blood donations screened for HIV
  • National laboratory networks supported, enabling improved disease detection and response

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  • Page last reviewed: March 3, 2015
  • Page last updated: March 3, 2015
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