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Republic of Namibia

Follow-up to the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS

Namibia Country Report

Ministry of Health and Social Services
Republic of Namibia


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Status at a glance

Expenditure (USD)
1 Amount of national funds spent by governments on HIV/AIDS 35,000,000 GRN1 38,558,000 GRN
40,563,812 DP
79,121,812 Total
Policy Development and Implementation Status
2 National Composite Policy Index 18 / 20   NCPI score
3 Percentage of schools with teachers who have been trained in life-skills-based HIV/AIDS education and who taught it during the last academic year Data not available (n/a) Data n/a  
4 Percentage of large enterprise/companies that have HIV/AIDS workplace policies and programmes Data n/a Data n/a  
5 Percentage of women and men with STIs at health-care facilities who are appropriately diagnosed, treated, and counselled Data n/a Data n/a  
6 Percentage of HIV-infected pregnant women receiving a complete course of antiretroviral prophylaxis to reduce the risk of MTCT 6.84% 25% Programme reports / estimates
7 Percentage of people with advanced HIV infection receiving antiretroviral combination therapy Data n/a 27.5% Programme reports / estimates
8 Percentage of orphans and vulnerable children whose households received free basic external support in caring for the child Not Required Data n/a  
9 Percentage of transfused blood units screened for HIV Not Required 100% Programme reports
10 Percentage of young women and men aged 15-24 who both correctly identify ways of preventing the sexual transmission of HIV and who reject major misconceptions about HIV transmission2 77% women 15-19
84% women 20-24
89% men 15-19
93% men 20-24
38.89% women 15-24
50.71% men 15-24
2000 NDHS
11 Percentage of young women and men who have had sex before the age of 15 Not Required 8.8% women 15-24
27.29% men 15-24
2000 NDHS
12 Percentage of young women and men aged 15-24 who have had sex with a non-marital, non-cohabiting sexual partner in the last 12 months Not Required 80.22% women 15-24
85.07% men 15-24
2000 NDHS
13 Percentage of young women and men aged 15-24 reporting the use of a condom the last time they had sex with a non-marital, noncohabiting sexual partner 49% 47.94% women 15-24
69.43% men 15-24
2000 NDHS
14 Ratio of current school attendance among orphans to that among non-orphans, aged 10-14 Data n/a3 1:2.53 2001 Census
15 Percentage of young people aged 15-24 who are HIV-infected 17% 15.2% 2004 HIV sentinel survey
16 Percentage of adults and children with HIV still alive 12 months after initiation of antiretroviral therapy Not Required 91%4 Programme reports / estimates
17 Percentage of HIV-infected infants born to HIV-infected mothers Data n/a 28% Programme reports / estimates

  1. Data for this indicator in the 2003 UNGASS reported only domestic expenditure towards the national response. DP (Development Partner) contributions make up 7,200,000 USD for a total of 42,200,000 USD in national expenditure. DP sources for this indicator include donor, private sector and NGO contributions.
  2. Data for this indicator in the 2003 UNGASS reported only on knowledge of some components of the indicator, that is: abstaining from sex, using condoms and limiting the number of sexual partners; while the 2005 reports on the full composite indicator.
  3. Data for this indicator was mistakenly omitted from the 2003 UNGASS and recorded as unavailable, although in actuality it was available from the 2000 NDHS report.
  4. Data for this indicator was estimated using the cumulative percent of ARV patients reported being alive from those ART sites which provided monthly summary reports to MoHSS national level. It should be noted that data for this indicator is incomplete as not all sites reported therefore only providing partial representation.

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