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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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CDC office (physical presence)
9 U.S. Assignees
29 Locally Employed

iconNamibia at a Glance

Population: 2,482,100
Per capita income: $9,880
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 67/62 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 39/1000 live births
Source: Population Reference Bureau 2014: Namibia

iconTop 10 Causes of Death

  1. HIV/AIDS 25%
  2. Stroke 7%
  3. Lower Respiratory Infections 6%
  4. Ischemic Heart Disease 5%
  5. Diabetes 4%
  6. Road Injury 3%
  7. Hypertensive Heart Disease 3%
  8. Preterm Birth Complications 3%
  9. Interpersonal Violence 3%
  10. Diarrheal Diseases 3%

Source: WHO Country Health Profiles 2012-Namibia

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
  • Page last reviewed: May 13, 2016
  • Page last updated: May 13, 2016
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