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. over 100 people will gather to participate in a special event to award two scholarships and recognize all participants in the program. The event will include remarks from Trustee to the Frank Fredericks Foundation Dr. Anibal Rego and the PEPFAR Country Director, Dr. Jennifer Nield. The event will take place across from Bright Hill Pre-School 3649 Omuvapu Street, Babilon Informal Settlement.

PEPFAR was launched in Namibia in 2004 and since then, the country has received over N$800 million in resources from the US government. Since PEPFAR was launched in Namibia, the number of new infections has fallen 81%.

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a U.S. Government initiative to save the lives of People Living with HIV/AIDSand prevent new infections. PEPFAR is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease internationally. PEPFAR is driven by a the priorities and needs of the Namibian Government, a shared responsibility among donors, and implementing partners to make strategic investments to save lives.

For further information contact Priscilla Hernandez, Public Affairs Officer at the US Embassy 229-801.