MISEREOR initiated first the Rehoboth District ART program in September 2003 and continues its support through monitoring of a cohort of patients. With the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) fund, the USAID Namibia, through FHI first and the Capacity Project (INTRAHEALTH), is supporting the 4 Districts Hospitals in providing integrated services in Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) under an agreement with Social Marketing Association (SMA) “New Start” brand, PMTCT and ART since August 2004.
As of the end of 2006, about 21,000 people have been counselled and tested of which about 9,000 were pregnant women. At the CHS sites close to 4,000 PLHIV have been started on ART during the same period. This represents just over 10% of the national figure of ARV users.
Other activities under various funding:
- Community Mobilisation
- Support Groups (Vegetable Garden Projects in Nyangana, Timosa, etc)
- Drama Group
- Alcohol Project
- Replacement Feeding Project