Map
Prevention & Family Planning
Keeping Mothers Alive
Eliminating New HIV Infections Among Children
Pediatric Overview
Pediatrics HIV Care, Treatment & Support
  • Key Data Points for: Namibia

    • .9%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 8.5%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 94%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 94%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 88%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Prevention and Family Planning

    • Percent of married women with unmet need for family planning
      20.7%
    • Number of new infections among women ages 15-49
      5,100

    Key Data Points for: Namibia

    • .9%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 8.5%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 94%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 94%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 88%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Keeping Mothers Alive

    Maternal
    Mortality Rate

    200

    Aids Related
    Deaths

    140

    Pregnant Women
    Attending at Least
    One ANC Visit

    95%

    Pregnant Women
    Attending at Least
    Four ANC Visit

    70%

    Birth Attended by
    Skilled Health
    Personnel

    81%

    Key Data Points for: Namibia

    • .9%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 8.5%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 94%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 94%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 88%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Eliminating New HIV Infections Among Children

    • Pregnant Women with HIV Delivering
      8,100

    • Pregnant Women Receiving HIV Testing
      91%

    • Pregnant Women Receiving ARVs
      94%

    • Pregnant Women Initiating ART
      94%

    Key Data Points for: Namibia

    • .9%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 8.5%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 94%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 94%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 88%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Paediatrics

    Immunization Rates

    • Under 5 mortality rate per 100,000:
      39

    • Under 5 deaths due to HIV:
      14%

    • Infant mortality rate per 100,000:
      28

    • Infants <6m exclusively breastfeeding:
      24%

    BCG (BIRTH)

    89Baseline 2012 2013 2014 2015

    DPT2 (12 WK)

    82Baseline 2012 2013 2014 2015

    Measles (9 M)

    74Baseline 2012 2013 2014 2015

    Key Data Points for: Namibia

    • .9%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 8.5%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 94%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 94%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 88%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Paediatric HIV Care, Treatment, & Support

    • 2009 Baseline
    • 2012 Progress
    • 2014 Progress
    • 2015 Target
    Infants born to HIV-positive women receiving EID by 2m of age
    • 74%
    Infants born to HIV-positive women receiving CTX by 6 weeks of age
    • 5,989
    MTCT Rate
    • 19%
    • 9%
    Number of new paediatric infections
    • 1,700
    • <1,000
    ART Coverage among children 0-14 years
    • 88%

    Key Data Points for: Namibia

    • .9%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 8.5%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 94%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 94%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 88%
      Date shows change since 2009

Namibia

Country Situation

HIV prevalence among adults (ages 15-49) in Namibia is estimated at 13.1% in 2009[1], which is similar to that observed among pregnant women (13.9%)[1]. Among young people (ages 15-24), however, the prevalence is more than twice as high among females (5.8%) than males (2.3%). Between 2009 and 2010, Namibia has seen a 23% decline in the number of new paediatric HIV infections, from 1,500 to 1,100[3].

Namibia’s PMTCT program was first launched in 2002 and much has been achieved since then. HIV testing among pregnant women increased nearly twofold between 2005 and 2010, from 47% to 86%, and over 85% of pregnant women living with HIV received efficacious ARVs for PMTCT in 2011[3].

Namibia has adopted WHO Option B+ regimen for prophylaxis, and a costed National Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS (2010-2015) is in place[7,8].

Namibia EMTCT Plan November 2012

The Ministry of Health and Social Services developed the eMTCT Strategy and Action Plan which has been aligned to the global plan for elimination of MTCT; the national Strategic Framework for HIV and AIDS Response 2010/11-2015/16; and Roadmap for Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality and PMTCT Rapid review and bottleneck analysis findings. The strategy has clearly defined national targets, impact and outcome results, as well as evidence-based strategies and activities.

The eMTCT strategy runs four years from 2012/2013 and the final reporting period will be 2015/16. Indicators for monitoring the progress of the implementation of the eMTCT strategy are clearly defined and partners are obligated to monitor their pace of achievement using the agreed indicators depicted here. The success of this eMTCT strategy depends on the commitment of all line ministries,development partners, NGOs and communities investing in HIV prevention and care, maternal and neonatal health in the country.

The eMTCT strategy is premised on best practices and cost-effective interventions and it responds to vulnerability in all its forms. I thank all those who, in diverse ways, helped to make the development of this comprehensive elimination plan possible. Elimination of new paediatric infections is possible.

Link to the Namibia Ministry of Health (requires log-in).

Country Milestones

  • In Progress

    Countries have conducted an expenditure analysis, harmonized expenditure categories as needed, identified financing gaps in their action plans and have develped and begun to implement a strategy increasing financial assistance from domestic and international sources to support the national EMTCT plan.

    National EMTCT plans are costed.

    National guidelines on PMTCT and infant feeding in line with WHO 2010 recommended guidelines on ARVs for PMTCT.

    National annual EMTCT progress report includes community (civil society) analysis of progress and feedback from civil society is reflected in revisions to national EMTCT operational plans. Community engagement milestone has been revised and will be reported in June 2013.

    Baselines for essential commodity needs for EMTCT have been established.

    Relevant support and management capacity has been increased (IATT focal points in place).

    Policy review has been conducted to dentralize and task shift essential HIV activities to the primary care and community levels.

    Country has reported on estimated number of new HIV infections among children averted and number of mothers kept alive.

    Estimated number of new pediatric infections reduced by 50% from 2009 levels in at least 10 priority countries.

    Relevant targets met in at least 50% of districts in the country.

    Every district reports regular supplies of drugs and commodities without stock outs.

    Completed
    Behind

References