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Voluntary Medical Male circumcision (VMMC) has been part of prevention in Namibia since 2009. Yet, as of 2013, VMMC coverage among 15- to 24-year-olds was estimated at less than 22%. Program data suggests uptake of VMMC below age 15 is lower than expected, given the age distribution of the…

The Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Regional Exchange (SHARE) is pleased to present our eighth issue of the research digest. The digest offers article abstracts from peer-reviewed literature related to HIV and AIDS in southern Africa and is designed to keep…

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) delivers life-saving services to people affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 36 country and regional programs. Founded in 2003, PEPFAR is the largest investment in combating a single disease by a single country in history. To date,…

The Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Regional Exchange (SHARE) is pleased to present our sixth issue of the research digest. The digest offers article abstracts from peer-reviewed literature related to HIV and AIDS in southern…

The Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Regional Exchange (SHARE) is pleased to present our fifth issue of the research digest. The digest offers article abstracts from peer-reviewed literature related to HIV and AIDS in…

Background

UNAIDS has recently proposed a set of three ambitious targets that, if achieved, are predicted to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The targets, known as 90-90-90, call for 90% of people living…

On the sidelines of the 2017 United Nations General Assembly, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced the new PEPFAR Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020). New data show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in five African countries (Lesotho, Malawi,…

HIV testing is the entry point for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Decreasing external funding for the HIV response in some low- and middle-income countries has triggered the question of whether a focused approach to HIV testing targeting pregnant women in high-burden…

Namibia faces a dual public health burden of HIV and AIDS and tuberculosis (TB). Critical to the treatment and management of these diseases is an effective workforce that can provide quality pharmaceutical services throughout the country. Pharmacists and pharmacist assistants (PAs) play critical…

This report presents progress made after two years of implementation of the ESA Commitment (2013-2015). Significant progress has already been made thanks to concerted action by governments, civil society, and development partners at national and regional level.

The data presented was…

This Knowledge Map for the HIV and AIDS Response in Namibia brings together the multisectoral HIV programme’s key outputs and themes. It provides relevant information to all actors – government, civil society, corporations, academia, beneficiaries – seeking to advance HIV prevention by working…

The role of STIs in the transmission dynamics of HIV epidemics is paradoxical and complex. Population-based studies have found that both the prevalence and incidence of HIV were substantially higher among people with STIs. However, randomized trials have found STI treatment to have little to no…

This 11-chapter manual offers trainers an array of participatory experiential exercises to reach men (and their partners), exploring gender socialization and its impact on HIV prevention and care. Piloted in Ethiopia, Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania, the manual is designed to assist master…

The Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Regional Exchange portal (SHARE - www.hivsharespace.net) is a…

The AIDSFree HIV Testing Services Community of Practice provides a forum to connect with and learn from peers working in HIV testing services around the world. Community members ask questions, share lessons learned, access the latest literature and news in HIV testing, and learn from experts—…

Fact sheet N°104

Key facts:
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide.
  • In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million died from the disease.
  • Over 95% of TB deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries,…

This document includes:

  • A Strategic Development Summary (SDS) narrative communicating the epidemiologic and country/regional context; methods used for programmatic design; findings of integrated data analysis; and strategic direction for the investments and programs. 
  • Approved…

The Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) is a new partnership that brings together country policymakers, health system managers, practitioners, advocates and other development partners to catalyze improvements in primary health care (PHC) in low- and middle-income countries through…

In 2000, malaria was identified as one of the biggest impediments to global development and selected as a critical global target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Target 6c aimed to halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria by 2015.

This report summarizes the remarkable…

The challenge in southern Africa

The HIV epidemic has contributed to a large number of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in southern Africa, particularly in Lesotho and Namibia as a result of their high HIV prevalence rates. One in every three children in Lesotho is an…

Over the course of the five years of the USAID-funded Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa Project (BLC) program, BLC and its partner organizations have developed a series of tools and resources that have proven effective in strengthening the OVC response.

The 3rd NAPSAR+ regional conference took place in Gauteng, South Africa, in February 2014. This report outlines NAPSAR+'s progress since 2010, challenges, tasks, and interventions needed. 

 

Globally, the SADC region has the highest number of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV), yet their voices are seldom heard in the decision-making process. The meaningful involvement of PLHIV is a widely acknowledged global principle and they should be at the heart of efforts to influence the…

The USAID-funded Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa Project (BLC) developed and implemented the Quality Improvement and Leadership (QIL) program in 13 health facilities in Botswana and Namibia. Through assessments, the program generates data to identify gaps…

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. 

Poster presentation by the USAID-funded Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa Project (BLC) at the 7th South African AIDS Conference in June 2015

Capacity development - so what? 

Capacity development with civil society organizations…

Capacity development - so what? 

 
Capacity development with civil society organizations (CSOs) providing HIV services has become an area of high donor investment to ensure cost-effectiveness and maximize the quality of services. However, a gap remains in measuring if the time…

Poster presentation by the USAID-funded Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa Project (BLC) at the 7th South African AIDS Conference in June 2015

Civil society organizations (CSOs) work in a complex environment: 
  • Needs on the ground are…