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NAMIBIA: Partners working hard to maintain treatment success

JOHANNESBURG, 12 March (PLUSNEWS) - Namibia is hailed as one of the front-runners in AIDS treatment rollout, yet there is growing fear that this success might be short-lived if services do not reach rural communities. Full report


NAMIBIA: Youth having sex earlier, but with fewer partners

WINDHOEK, 30 May (PLUSNEWS) - Namibians are having their first sexual encounter at an earlier age, but more people have reduced their number of sexual partners to avoid the risk of HIV infection, a new survey reveals. Full report


NAMIBIA: AIDS envoy Lewis hails progress, but underlines lack of capacity

WINDHOEK, 13 April (PLUSNEWS) - Namibia's efforts to combat the HIV pandemic have made good progress despite a shortage of funds and lack of capacity, said Stephen Lewis, UN special AIDS envoy for Africa. Full report


NAMIBIA: HIV/AIDS brings change in Himba communities

WINDHOEK, 11 April (PLUSNEWS) - Namibia's pastoral Himba community has largely remained separate from the rest of Namibian society, but NGOs warn that their cultural practices and isolation from HIV/AIDS prevention efforts could heighten their vulnerability to the virus. Full report


NAMIBIA: Calls for the legalisation of prostitution

WINDHOEK, 24 March (PLUSNEWS) - When former Namibian health minister Libertina Amathila made an emotional plea five years ago for prostitution to be legalised, her cabinet colleagues, parliament and the churches shot her views down, saying they were unacceptable. Full report


NAMIBIA: Ships, trucks, clubs and HIV/AIDS

LUSAKA, 2 March (PLUSNEWS) - After spending months at sea or cooped up in a truck for several days, young men working far away from home, arrive in the port city of Walvis Bay with money to burn, helping to fuel HIV infection. Full report


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COMMUNITIES IN CRISIS
NAMIBIA: Orphans bear the brunt of WFP cash shortfall

JOHANNESBURG, 30 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - A funding shortfall faced by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) could force thousands of vulnerable Namibian children to go hungry in the coming weeks. Full report


NAMIBIA: Global Fund rejects HIV/AIDS proposal

JOHANNESBURG, 10 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The rejection of Namibia's latest grant request to the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria has created an air of uncertainty among local nongovernmental organisations (NGOs). Full report


NAMIBIA: Walvis Bay harbour gives HIV an international passport

WALVIS BAY, 8 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - When fishermen arrive in the port city of Walvis Bay in Namibia, flush with money after months at sea, they don't have to go far to spend it. The small town's harbour area is littered with discos and nightclubs catering to the foreign trawler men who sustain the entertainment and commercial sex industries. Full report


NAMIBIA: Reaching targets despite great obstacles

WINDHOEK, 30 October (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Namibia has become the poster child of global treatment access efforts because it is one of the few countries to have exceeded its target in the World Health Organisation's (WHO) campaign to put three million people on anti-AIDS drugs by the end of 2005. Full report


NAMIBIA: Govt and NGO launch joint assault against HIV/AIDS

JOHANNESBURG, 15 September (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - While government and civil society groups in Namibia can point to successes in the anti-AIDS drive, activists warns there is still much more to do. Full report


NAMIBIA: Curbing HIV/AIDS along a transport corridor

KATIMA MULILO, 30 May (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - "That [a condom] is a traveller's companion, just like the passport," said customs officer Joseph Matroos, pointing to a dispenser at the Ngoma border post in the Caprivi region on Namibia's northeastern border with Botswana. Full report


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