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Councillor Georgina Mwiya
 
Valery Niingungo

 
Chapter Chairperson
 
Acting Country Programme Director
The Southern Africa region continues to be severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Namibia is one of the most affected countries in the world, with an estimated 13.5% of the adult population, ages 15 to 49, living with HIV. Approximately 200,000 cases of HIV infection have been diagnosed and reported in Namibia. The life expectancy is currently at 62 years. Namibia also has one of the highest proportions of orphans in the world with an estimated 66,000 children orphaned due to AIDS.. Read more



 

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Latest AIDS Funding Matrix Available – UNGASS Country Reports – 2008 – Namibia
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Contact Details

Ms Valery Niingungo
Acting Country Programme Director
P.O. 60401 
Katutura, Windhoek
Namibia 

Tel : (+264) 61 226370; (+264) 61 300754
Fax :(+264) 61 300792

pm@amicaall-namibia.org


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  Our Partners  
 

An AMICAALL Action Plan has been developed via a consultative process that includes: national/local government authorities, UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS, Ministry of Regional and Local Government
Housing and Rural Development (MRLGHRD), Global Fund,UNDP, UN Habitat, VSO, UNAIDS, civil  society organisations, bilateral agencies, and community leaders.

Association of Netherlands Municpalities and AIDS FONDS Foundation - providing support for a Multi-Purpose Center in the town of Otjiwarongo to respond to needs of vulnerable young people, orphans and families affected by HIV/AIDS.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)/US Conference of Mayors, USA, - providing support for city-to-city cooperation between cities/towns in Namibia and in the USA.
City of Barcelona and City of Windhoek - developed a twinning programme, which will also include support to AMICAALL programme activities.
City of Windhoek - initiated municipal workplace programmes on HIV/AIDS.
City of Otjiwarongo spearheaded local fundraiser for Multi-Purpose Center.
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - providing a grant for development of the national AMICAALL coordination structure, programme and local projects.
NamDeb - provided support for the Multi-Purpose Center in Otjiwarongo.
Organization for Educational Resources and Technological Training International Cooperation (ORT IC) - lead technical partner for a vocational training and youth development programme, Skills, Opportunities and Self-Reliance (SOS), for orphaned and vulnerable young people in three municipalities.
Organization for Educational Resources and Technological Training International Cooperation (ORT IC) - lead technical partner for a vocational training and youth development programme, Skills, Opportunities and Self-Reliance (SOS), for orphaned and vulnerable young people in three municipalities.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) - through its Ulysees programme, PwC provided technical assistance to municipalities to develop financial management systems for community funding and programme management.
Rotary Club - provided in-kind contribution to the Multi-Purpose Center in Otjiwarongo.
UNDP - provided a grant for producing an impact assessment and planning tool, Local Governance and HIV/AIDS: A Toolkit for Impact Assessment and Strategic Planning, developed in collaboration with the Alliance Secretariat, AMICAALL Namibia Programme, UN APP and other local partners.

USAID - provided the support for:

  • Development of multi-purpose centers in three municipalities: Oshakati, Walvis Bay, and Windhoek.
  • AMICAALL Programme activities.
  • Development of an HIV/AIDS Service Referral Directory produced by the City of Windhoek.
  • SOS Programme funding for three years through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

VNG/AIDSFONDS/STOP AIDS NOW! (Netherlands) - providing support for AMICAALL Programme activities and citiy-to-city cooperation.





 
  Key facts Namibia & HIV/ AIDS  
 
Latest statistics
   
Total Population: 2,148 Million
Life expectancy at birth m/f (years): 62.1
Gross national income per capita (PPP international $): 6,323.10
Number of people living with HIV: 180,000
Adult population, ages 15 to 49, living with HIV: 160,000
Women (15-up) living with HIV/AIDS: 95,000  
Children (0-14) living with HIV/AIDS: 16,000  
Children (0-17) orphaned due to AIDS: 70,000
Estimated number of deaths due to AIDS:  6,700
Adults aged 15 to 49 prevalence rate: 13.1%
 

 

 

 

(The latest statistics are from UNAIDS, 2009)

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