Namibia’s relatively small population of 2 million people has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates among pregnant women. Over the last 4 years, HIV prevalence rates within the general population have been estimated to be around 13.5%(1). Although the prevalence rate among pregnant women dropped from 22% in 2002 to 18.8% in 2010(2), the social and economic impacts of HIV and AIDS continue to be felt. The HIV and AIDS pandemic continues to pose a challenge due to its dynamic nature in the way it impacts on the Namibian population at large. more

Our Goals

UNDP aims to develop capacities for the mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS strategies in the Public Sector, to enhance capacities for local responses, to address the gender dimensions of the epidemic and to sustain leadership for an expanded response.more

Community Meeting.

UNDP Namibia introduced Community Capacity Enhancement through community conversations (CCE-CC) in 9 regions of the country to increase community dialogue and participation in HIV & AIDS prevention, treatment care and support efforts. This is an internationally proven approach that contributes to increased community involvement in the response to HIV and AIDS as well as development efforts. Photo - UNDP

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  • Oukumwe mushroom project

    Situated in Luderitz, a coastal town of Namibia, the Oukumwe Support Group Mushroom Project has developed production methodologies for the cultivation of oyster mushroom, which ismore

Projects and Initiatives

Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS and Gender into Environmental Assessment

The Governance Unit in UNDP has partnered with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) to assist with the integration of health and social issues into environmental impact assessments (EIA). This project seeks to help the ministry and related stakeholders identify the gaps within existing environmental policies and to mainstream HIV/AIDS and gender-sensitive dimensions into existing policies and legislation as well as the planning phases for major capital projects across Namibia. more

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Namibia National Policy on HIV

The National Policy on HIV/AIDS is geared towards guiding efforts related to our expanded national response to the epidemic. It encompasses policy statements related to the creation of an enabling environment; prevention; treatment, care and support; impact mitigation and workplace interventions and stewardship and management of our response.

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