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Abt implemented programs to expand access to HIV testing and treatment, strengthen health systems, harness the private sector and help governments make sustainable decisions.
Catherine Thompson
Principal Associate, International Development
Catherine Thompson

Building Strong Communities

Namibia, one the most sparsely populated nation in Africa, has the highest HIV prevalence in the world: 17 percent. Abt Associates is part of an effort to improve the quality and impact of HIV interventions in Namibia. We also are working with the Namibian government to financially sustain its multi-sectoral HIV and AIDS response.

The number of private providers Abt organized to perform voluntary medical male circumcision, which reduces female-to-male HIV transmission by up to 60 percent.