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DREAMS in Namibia
May 18, 2022

The U.S. Government-funded DREAMS program and Namibia’s Ministry of Health and Social Services launched new public awareness materials encouraging young women at risk of contracting HIV to take Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis medication (PrEP) to stay HIV-free. PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by 90%. HIV prevalence among Namibian adolescent girls and young women is about 7%, meaning they face substantial risk of infection.

May 11, 2022

With only a Grade 10 in hand, 23-three-year-old Rempie Jeremaia from Omuthiya in northern Namibia, just like so many other young Namibians, had limited options and was at high risk of living a life in poverty.  But, with the help of DREAMS, a program funded by the U.S. Government President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the United States Agency of International Development (USAID), she now has the opportunity to become a professional electrician. Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) is an HIV prevention program for adolescent girls and young women implemented in the country’s Omuthiya district by Project HOPE Namibia. 

April 21, 2022

KP-STAR is funded by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency of International Development (USAID) and aims to strengthen HIV prevention for Key Populations to reduce the incidence and mitigate the impact of HIV.

A woman shows her hand with the words "Stop GBV"
November 18, 2021

The U.S. government and Namibia’s Ministry of Sports, Youth and National Services (MSYNS) launched today a new program to provide better services to adolescent girls and young women and their male partners to prevent gender-based violence and HIV. 

November 9, 2021

The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) and the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) are pleased to announce the release of the Youth Employment Request for Information (RFI). This is the first collaboration of its kind working across USAID to mobilize the private sector on behalf of employment opportunities for youth at higher risk of HIV.


Last updated: May 18, 2022

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