Namibia is a sparsely populated country, with 2.1 million people spread across 824,292 square kilometers. It has high HIV prevalence rates, estimated at 13.4% among adults aged 15–49 and 18.8% among pregnant women receiving antenatal care.
With just 2.2 million people, Namibia’s 14% HIV prevalence is one of the highest in the world. The population is spread over a large geographic area, making access to services a challenge for remote populations.
Young people in eastern and southern Africa, like many of their peers around the world, often receive conflicting and inaccurate information about sex. This can lead to badly informed decisions about how, when or with whom to have sex and how to protect themselves against HIV.
This is the eighth in a series of articles analysing regional progress on gender equality and women's empowerment. With 2015 finally here, notable progress has been made in reducing HIV and AIDS prevalence and stemming new infections.
In their role as mediums of information between Swazi government, the media and the public, Ministerial Communications Officers (MCOs) are an integral part of the national response against HIV and AIDS.
Sub-Saharan Africans rate their own wellbeing, their health and their health-care systems among the lowest in the world, according to a new report published by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.