Useful resources on HIV and AIDS response in Namibia

Knowledge Map of the Multisectoral HIV and AIDS Response Programme Namibia, a partnership programme between the Ministry of Health and Social Services and GIZ.

Cover of 'knowledge map' brochure, Namibia

Until recently, HIV prevalence rates in Namibia were on the rise but significant progress means new infections have levelled off.

For its part, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) successfully partnered with the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) to support the country’s multisectoral HIV and AIDS response from July 2011 to June 2016. During its lifespan the programme developed attractive HIV prevention services and mobilised young men and women, employees and people living with HIV to actively use high-quality HIV prevention services adapted to their needs. These services were developed in collaboration with the public and private sectors, civil society and key stakeholders.

To mark the completion of the long-standing collaboration between GIZ and Namibia through the multisectoral HIV and AIDS Programme we have documented the vast knowledge and many tools developed in an accessible manner. This allows materials to be used for future efforts and makes way for potential scale-up of successful approaches.

The Knowledge Map of the Multisectoral HIV and AIDS Response Programme in Namibia was designed for use by government ministries, non-governmental organisations, private sector and development partners and potential implementing agencies. It is also useful for GIZ technical and managerial staff who are planning similar approaches with other development partners or donors elsewhere.

The map is organized by thematic areas of the programme. It provides relevant information in the form of publications, toolkits, websites, visuals and conference reports.

Enjoy exploring and reading!


Dr. Sabine Flessenkaemper