Namibia

In Namibia, HIV/AIDS has long been recognized as a major health challenge facing the country and will continue to be a concern as long as the prevalence remains high.

URC’s work in Namibia began with Improving Medical Injection Safety in Namibia Project in 2004, providing technical support to the Ministry of Health and Social Services for reducing the transmission of HIV and other blood-borne pathogens among patients and providers during delivery of medical injections.

In 2008, URC also partnered with the Ministry of Health and Social Services to reduce the medial transmissions of HIV and other blood-borne pathogens among patients and providers during the delivery of medical injections and through safe disposal of medical waste.

URC has continued to work in Namibia through the USAID, expanding health services (including family planning), strengthening national health systems and addressing global issues and special concerns, such as HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.