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Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:15am


Windhoek  – The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) together with the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) have circumcised 150,000 male Namibians since 2009. This milestone was celebrated in Windhoek on 20 June 2019.

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) is a crucial intervention in the country’s fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic as it reduces risk of infection in men by 60%. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) also donated tents and other VMMC outreach equipment valued at N$280,000, which was handed over to the MoHSS by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson.

“With this equipment, health workers will be able to go and stay in areas where there is no other accommodation in order to access remote, rural communities. Health workers are at the forefront of Namibia’s HIV response. They devote their lives to a noble cause,” highlighted Ambassador Johnson.

TB Movie premiere
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 6:30am

From the producers of the widely-acclaimed movie “Inside Story” comes a new feature-length film, THE LUCKY SPECIALS, following a guitarist and his friends on their journey to create a new musical sound and catapult their small-time band to the big stage.

School children reading stories
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 7:15am

Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has partnered with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to bring the campaign’s proven approach to literacy development to selected rural schools in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. Focussing on nurturing a love of reading for joy in English and home languages to spark children’s potential and unlock their school learning, the schools’ initiative, titled: ‘Story Powered Schools: A South African Reading Revolution’, is launching with the new school year this January.


Last updated: May 22, 2019

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