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Namibia

Namibia quote 2019

Abt implements evidence-based, responsive programs to expand access to HIV prevention and testing, strengthen Namibian health systems, harness the private sector and help the government make sustainable decisions.
Catherine Thompson
Principal Associate, International Development
Catherine Thompson

Building Strong Communities

Namibia, one the most sparsely populated nations in Africa, has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world: 12.1 percent. Abt Associates is leading efforts to develop and improve high-impact and innovative HIV care models, ultimately improving HIV outcomes in Namibia. We also are partnering with the Namibian government and the private sector to financially sustain its multi-sectoral HIV and AIDS response.

Males who have received voluntary medical male circumcision, which reduces female-to-male HIV transmission by up to 60%, through Abt’s technical leadership on SHOPS and AIDSFree since 2014; nearly one third of all VMMCs nationwide during the same period.
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