Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the handover of the Akutsima CBART site

Thank you for inviting me here today. I, too, come from a small town, so it is special for me to have the opportunity to visit places such as Akutsima. While quite different from my home town, what is the same is the sense of community. I am telling you this because I want you ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the NUST HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign

Today marks the first day of the 2018 Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) HIV/AIDS Wellness Campaign. I trust that all of you have heard a lot about HIV before today.  So I hope you already are well-equipped with information about how you can protect yourselves from contracting HIV, what to do if you ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Milestone Event

35,000 Clients Reached with Private Sector Support for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Through the leadership of the Honorable Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Bernard Haufiku, Namibia has made great strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS, establishing itself as a global leader. The recent NAMPHIA data are clear testimony to this great achievement ...
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U.S. Ambassador remarks at the NAMPHIA Launch

Today is a remarkable day.  The results presented here today show that Namibia is one of the countries leading the world in implementation of a successful national response to end the HIV epidemic. Namibia, I congratulate you.  I especially want to congratulate the women of Namibia for having already achieved the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets two ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the DREAMS milestone event

Today we are celebrating the “DREAMS” program. The name is very appropriate, because through this program, adolescent girls and young women receive the support they need to be Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe. And with this support, they can achieve their dreams. All too often, girls’ dreams are interrupted. Research shows a cycle ...
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USAID Provides N$32 Million to Increase Community-Based HIV Services

Windhoek – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce a N$32,000,000 partnership over five years with the TONATA PLHIV (People Living with HIV) Network to expand community-based HIV treatment among its network of over 600 community support groups representing 17,300 Namibians living with the virus. The partnership with funding from ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson, Celebrating zero babies infected with HIV under PMTCT programs in selected health facilities

Congratulations to the clinical staff, community workers, Ministry of Health and Social Services, and most importantly, families and children, on achieving zero cases of HIV infection in 2017 among children born to mothers living with HIV who enrolled in mother-baby follow up in this clinic. This site is one of 21 PEPFAR-supported Ministry sites across ...
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United States and Namibia Celebrate Success in Fight against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Windhoek – On 19 March 2018, the United States Ambassador Lisa Johnson, together with representatives of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, celebrated the successful treatment of three young patients suffering from extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital’s TB Clinic in the capital. The cured patients are part of a group ...
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2018 International Women’s Day Reception

Remarks by Ambassador Johnson 2018 International Women’s Day Reception Thank you for joining me this evening to celebrate International Women’s Day, recognized around the world on March 8. March also is Women’s History Month in the United States, so I’m keeping the celebration going. International Women’s Day first was recognized in 1911 as a strategy ...
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2017 World AIDS Day Commemoration

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the 2017 World AIDS Day Commemoration Katima Mulilo Sports Field, Zambezi Region Good morning!  It is a great privilege and honor to be here with you today at the official commemoration of the 30th World AIDS Day.  I am especially honored because this is my fourth – but unfortunately last ...
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PEPFAR Namibia Stakeholder Engagement Meeting

Remarks of U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the PEPFAR Namibia Stakeholder Engagement Meeting  Colleagues and partners in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Namibia, ladies and gentlemen, good morning! Welcome to the latest in our regular series of PEPFAR Namibia stakeholder engagement meetings.  I am very happy to see all of you, including ...
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USAID provides N$435 million to Namibia to fight HIV/AIDS

Windhoek – On 06 November 2017, the United States Government (USG), represented by the Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of the Republic of Namibia, represented by the National Planning Commission (NPC) and the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS), signed an amendment to their 2007 bilateral grant agreement to add US$31 ...
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Launch of the National Health Report 2014/2015

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks on the Launch of the National Health Report 2014/2015 (Delivered By Mr. Robert Rhodes, Acting USAID Country Representative) Safari Court Hotel, Windhoek, Khomas Region I would like to congratulate the Ministry of Health and Social Services on the completion of the 2014/15 Health Accounts Report, the fifth round of ...
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Handover of Nkurenkuru Health Centre and Nankudu ART Clinic Upgrades

Remarks by Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton for the handover of Nkurenkuru Health Centre and Nankudu ART Clinic Upgrades Nankudu District, Kavango West Region Good morning! Early this year, the U.S. Government through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, committed itself to provide improved antiretroviral treatment clinic spaces for the communities served by ...
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2nd Annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks to the 2nd Annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign  Good morning!  It is a real pleasure for me to be here again today to help commemorate the second HIV/AIDS awareness week at the Namibia University of Science and Technology.  I’m particularly pleased that the theme for this year’s awareness week is ...
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Graduation of Community Health Workers

Ms. Michele Russell, Acting Country Representative, USAID Namibia Remarks at Graduation of Community Health Workers Regional Council Hall, Outapi, Omusati Region On behalf of USAID and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR, I thank you for the opportunity to address you at this wonderful occasion – an occasion that can make us ...
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The 50th Health Facility Equipped with the Facility Electronic Stock Card (FESC)

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks on The Milestone of the 50th Health Facility Equipped With The Facility Electronic Stock Card (FESC), Okatana Health Center, Oshakati District, Oshana Region Good morning!  It is a real pleasure for me this morning to be able to join the leadership of Oshana region in unveiling the electronic stock card ...
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Launch of the District Health Information System Version 2

Remarks of U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the Launch of the District Health Information System Version 2  Good morning!  I have said it before and I will say it again: Namibia’s response to the HIV epidemic is data-driven and always has been.  Today we get another opportunity to see proof of that statement with the ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at Fourth of July Celebration

Good evening and thank you for joining us to celebrate the 241st anniversary of American independence.  This is the third and, I expect, the final Independence Day that I will have the honor to address all of you as the U.S. ambassador to Namibia.  It has been nearly three years since my wife, Mindy, and ...
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Opening of the Onjuva Clinic

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks at the Onjuva Clinic Opening, June 13, 2017 It is an honor for me to be here today on the auspicious occasion of the long-awaited opening of the Onjuva Clinic. You may have noticed a plaque near the entrance to the clinic. The plaque reads, “The construction of this building ...
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Milestone of 750 People Living With HIV receiving ARV Medication through Refill Groups

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks on the Milestone of 750 People Living with HIV receiving ARV Medication through Refill Groups Onandjamba Village, Onyaanya Constituency, Oshikoto It is a great honor for me to be here in Onandjamba today to celebrate an important milestone on the road to controlling the HIV epidemic in Namibia. For ...
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NamWater Receives Eight Water Tanker Trucks as Part of U.S. Government Drought Relief Assistance for Namibia

Windhoek – On 24 May 2017, United States Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton handed over the first of eight water tanker trucks to NamWater, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Forestry, as part of the U.S. government’s current drought assistance to Namibia. Following President Hage Geingob’s state of emergency declaration last year, these off-road (6×6) ...
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Your Voice: Keeping Babies HIV-Free

Windhoek – Squinting in the hot northern Namibian sun, a man smartly dressed in a nurse’s uniform greets us with a warm smile. Rightwell Zulu, or “Dr. Zulu,” as he is affectionately called by his colleagues, is a nurse mentor at Nyangana District Hospital in Namibia. Zulu, together with his colleagues, Veronika Shivute and Felistas ...
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U.S. Ambassador visits Kavango East to see how babies are protected from HIV

Windhoek- U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton traveled to the Kavango East region to join mothers and their babies celebrating the achievement of preventing HIV transmission from mother-to-child thanks to the Ministry of Health and Social Services’ Early Infant Diagnosis program (EID). The EID program implements early postnatal HIV testing of children as early as 48 hours ...
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SMS Printer

Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks for the SMS printer, Mashare Clinic, Kavango, May 12, 2017 We have come here today to see one of the 39 SMS (text message) printers currently operational in Kavango East and West, at one of the 232 clinics throughout Namibia that currently uses these printers. The use of these printers ...
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Early Infant Diagnosis Milestone

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks at the Early Infant Diagnosis Milestone, Nyangana Hospital, Nyangana District, Kavango Region, May 11, 2017 It is a pleasure to be here with you at Nyangana Hospital to celebrate your achievements in preventing HIV transmission from mothers to their children. And I am proud and honored that the United States government ...
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Launch of the Namibia Population-Based HIV Survey (NamPHIA)

Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks for the launch of the Namibia Population-Based HIV Survey (NamPHIA)  It is a great honor for me to be here today at the launch of the Namibia Population-Based HIV Survey, or NamPHIA.  For more than a decade, the American government, through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), has ...
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Ministry of Health and Social Services training on the use of respiratory protection by health care workers

Windhoek – On Monday 10 April, Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Juliet Kavetuna, and U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton attended one of the training sessions conducted by the Ministry of Health and Social Services on the use of respiratory protection by health care workers. The training was conducted by 3M and CYMOT with support ...
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Challenge TB Milestone: Increased Access to TB/HIV Services

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the Challenge TB Milestone: Increased Access to TB/HIV Services, Okuryangava Clinic, Windhoek, March 22, 2017 Ministry of Health and Social Services officials from the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program, members of the Regional and District office, health staff of this clinic, TB Community Ambassadors, patients, members of the media, ...
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Water Trucks & Food Supplements: USAID provides N$49 Million in Drought Assistance

Windhoek — The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will purchase eight (8) water tanker trucks and promote community and school sanitation valued at US$1.6 million (N$21 million). Additionally, USAID, with funding from the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is rolling out US$2.2 million (N$28 million) in drought ...
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HIV Prevention and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Remarks of Thomas F. Daughton, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Namibia, to HIV Prevention and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Consultation 1-3 February 2017, Windhoek, Namibia Good afternoon!  If it’s not too late, given that we’re already into February, let me wish you all a happy new ...
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Handover of Community-Based ART (C-BART) Clinic to Oupili Community

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the handover of Community-Based ART (C-BART) Clinic to Oupili Community Okongo District, Ohangwena Region Good morning!  During the last couple years, in my role as U.S. Ambassador I have had the opportunity to visit many places in this beautiful country, but it is truly a pleasure for me to ...
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Handover of Community-Based ART (C-BART) Clinic to Omutwe-Womhunu Community

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the handover of Community-Based ART (C-BART) Clinic to Omutwe-Womhunu Community Okongo District, Ohangwena Region Good afternoon!  During the last couple years, in my role as U.S. Ambassador I have had the opportunity to visit many places in this beautiful country, but it is truly a pleasure for me to ...
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World AIDS Day 2016 Commemoration

Remarks by U.S Ambassador Thomas. F. Daughton at the World AIDS Day 2016 Commemoration Vineta Sports Field, Swakopmund  Good morning!  This is the third year that I have had the pleasure to march alongside you, and I thank you for inviting me again.  It is a great honor and privilege to be here in Swakopmund for the ...
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National AIDS Conference in Swakopmund

Remarks at National AIDS Conference in Swakopmund  Good morning.  It is an honor and privilege for me to be present today at the first National AIDS Conference in Namibia.  This is yet another milestone, made possible by the Ministry of Health and Social Services staff members, political leaders, partners and U.S. government staff who all contributed ...
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Handover of Acceleration Plan Vehicles

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the Official Handover of Acceleration Plan Vehicles to Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) Directorate of Special Programs Good morning!  It is a real pleasure for me to be back at the Ministry of Health and Social Services today to participate in another event marking our longstanding, close cooperation ...
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Katima Mulilo office opening, ARV Clinic Groundbreaking and Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) Laboratory Renovation

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at Katima Mulilo office opening, ARV Clinic Groundbreaking and Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) Laboratory Renovation – Katima Mulilo Hospital  Good morning!  It is a real pleasure for me to be back at Katima Mulilo Hospital today.  My last visit here was back in February and one thing is immediately ...
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Launch of Project ECHO

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton Launch of Project ECHO Directorate of Special Programs, MOHSS, Windhoek October 17, 2016 Good Afternoon.  I am delighted to be here with you to witness the launch of the continuation phase of Project ECHO, which stands for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes.  Project ECHO is a unique tele-health platform and the ...
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Official Handover of Prefabricated Containers – Engela District Hospital

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the Official Handover of Prefabricated Containers to Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) Engela District Hospital    Good morning, and thank you all for joining us today to mark an important milestone in the provision of high-quality HIV treatment to Namibians living with HIV in this district.  It’s important because ...
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Official Handover of Prefabricated Containers – Onandjokwe District Hospital

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the Official Handover of Prefabricated Containers to Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) Onandjokwe District Hospital Good morning, and thank you all for joining us today to mark an important milestone in the provision of high-quality HIV treatment to Namibians living with HIV in this district.  It’s important because today ...
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Scaling Up HIV Viral Load Testing Workshop

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton Official Opening of the Scaling Up HIV Viral Load Testing Workshop Safari Hotel, Windhoek September 13, 2016 Good morning!   It is a pleasure for me to welcome you to Windhoek for what I am sure will be a valuable workshop on scale-up of viral load testing.  This is the third in ...
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20th HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton 20th HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign at NUST Namibia University for Science and Technology Good morning! It is a real pleasure for me to be here today to join you for the 20th HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign. The Namibia University of Science and Technology is at the forefront of shaping the ...
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Official Opening of the Scaling Up HIV Viral Load Testing Workshop

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton for the Official Opening of the Scaling Up HIV Viral Load Testing Workshop Safari Hotel, Windhoek September 13, 2016 Good morning!   It is a pleasure for me to welcome you to Windhoek for what I am sure will be a valuable workshop on scale-up of viral load testing.  This is the third ...
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Namibia to host Regional Workshop on HIV Viral Load Testing

“Scaling up HIV Viral Load Testing and uptake of the Results through Improving Efficiencies of Systems” More than 120 technical experts from 11 different African countries are expected to convene in Windhoek, Namibia on 13 September, for a four-day HIV Viral Load Testing workshop at Safari Court Hotel. Viral load testing is recommended by the ...
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100 New Health Care Workers Commence Duty To Fight HIV/AIDS In Rural Areas

Ongwediva — On 02 August 2016, U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Juliet Kavetuna welcomed more than 100 new health care workers hired through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) who will soon be deployed to health facilities in seven districts (Onandjokwe, Omuthiya, Tsumeb, Oshikuku, Andara, Nyangana, Engela) ...
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Development Aid from People to People: TCE Field Officer Heroes Saving Lives

With U.S. government support, Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) is saving lives in Namibia by testing, counseling and caring for people living with HIV/AIDS.  DAPP provides vital health services in five of the most affected regions of Namibia with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers ...
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Oshekasheka Youth Use U.S.-funded Sports Facilities to Stop the Spread of AIDS

United States, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funded a soccer field, netball court, and basketball court for learners at Oshekasheka Combined School near Ondangwa. “Through the PEPFAR-funded program, youth have become empowered, gained confidence to make the right decisions about their health, and developed leadership skills,” said U.S. Embassy Chargé ...
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Desert Soul

With PEPFAR Support, Young People “Wize-Up” to “Sugar Daddies” Young people at the University of Namibia commemorated the conclusion of a PEPFAR-funded US$24,097 small grant with a public performance by Desert Soul, a community-based edutainment group.  The standing-room only crowd of more than 200 viewers witnessed the use of theater, film, printed material, social media, ...
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Frank Fredericks Foundation

PEPFAR Concludes Youth Program with Sports Day The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Frank Fredericks Foundation, a local NGO run by a Namibian athletic hero, concluded a successful one-year program for youth in Windhoek’s informal settlements with a sports day, with participation of more than 80 young people. The ...
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Caprivi Hope for Life

PEPFAR-supported program reduces stigma about HIV PEPFAR funded a successful HIV youth prevention program in northern Namibia. Through the one-year program, Caprivi Hope for Life (CHFL) reached out to youth in and out of school, and the general public to reduce stigma and create positive behaviours to prevent HIV. CHFL empowered youth to gain the ...
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Improving Namibia’s Response to Victims of Gender-based Violence

Between 19-27 June, the Gender Research and Advocacy Project of the Legal Assistance Centre with funding from the U.S. Embassy through the Presidents Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR), will be visiting seven magistrates courts in Namibia to discuss with service providers how Namibia can improve its responsiveness to cases of domestic violence. Members of ...
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Desert Soul and Development Communication with PEPFAR Showcase an HIV Prevention Musical

Desert Soul Health and Development Communication will perform Wize Up – a musical April 10, 2014 to raise awareness about preventing HIV/AIDS and promoting HIV testing and counseling. The musical, to take place at the University of Namibia’s Space Theatre, is the finale of the organization’s youth campaign on HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive ...
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PEPFAR Namibia and Frank Fredericks Foundation work on youth sports program to promote HIV/AIDS Awareness

The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Frank Fredericks Foundation partnered to provide an enriching one year long program to youth in Windhoek’s informal settlements. The program included sports programs involving an educational component to raise awareness about the realities of HIV/AIDS in Namibia. March 11, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. ...
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