Understanding COVID Outbreaks in Namibian Schools

Keeping Learners in School in Namibia: An Outbreak Investigation of COVID-19 in Schools Children across the world have missed out on months of schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Namibia, the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MoEAC) ended the second term early and introduced a winter break when a third wave of the COVID-19 …

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Testing Times: Sorting Samples in the COVID-19 Laboratory in Namibia

While many people know what it is like to be tested for COVID-19, only a few people know what happens to the samples once the swab has been taken. Due to the recent surge in cases in Namibia, staff from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Namibia have been volunteering to assist …

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U.S. Project Helps Namibian Children in Need

It is not a hot day, but the sun is striking a bright reflection from the white sandy soils of the village at the outskirts of Oshakati, a town in northern Namibia. Standing by her mother, almost leaning over her lap, is her little daughter. The girl’s feet are pale white from the dust she …

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Research guides convenient and cost-effective long-term HIV care in Namibia

Credit: CDC Namibia January is often a time when people review their budgets, both personally and professionally. For government bodies, the financial year is drawing to a close, and the operation of the last couple of months of the fiscal year are impacted by the pressures and stressors of the year, and how well the …

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Welwitchia People with Disabilities

The concerns of people with disabilities are typically overlooked in many societies.  Acknowledging the pressing need to address the circumstances in which disabled people live in Kunene region, the Hope and Rise Disability project has worked over the past few years to rehabilitate, socially integrate, and promote equal employment opportunities for those living with a …

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Kings Daughters Build Better Lives with Bicycles

With the country’s high rate of unemployment, many Namibian women believe they have no alternative but to turn to sex work, despite the dangers, to feed themselves and their families. Katutura-based King’s Daughters has since 2006 been trying to offer them an alternative. With a small grant from the U.S. Embassy, King’s Daughters tripled their …

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Katutura Soap Project

When Emilia Handumbo first found out she was HIV-positive, she was scared. “I thought I was going to die,” she said. For Namibians living with HIV and AIDs, they are not only fighting against the disease, but against the stigma of their neighbors as well. According to Handumbo, when others find out you are sick, …

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