UNICEF estimates that more than 200 million children worldwide are unable to achieve their full potential because of inadequate nutrition, care, and opportunities to learn—resulting in a 20% loss of adult productivity.
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.
Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the world’s deadliest communicable diseases. In 2013, an estimated nine million people developed TB and 1.5 million died from the disease. Africa accounts for 25% of the world’s TB cases, with the highest rates of cases and deaths relative to population.
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.