Deputy chief program officer
While Namibia has made tremendous progress in its HIV response, notable imbalances remain in coverage and outcomes for key populations—particularly sex workers, men who have sex with men, and transgender women. For Namibia to reach epidemic control, there is urgency to address the unique challenges faced by key populations in accessing the HIV prevention, care and treatment continuum and to build the capacity of key population communities and key population-led civil society organizations to advocate for their own access to services and fundamental human rights.
The KP-STAR team—IntraHealth Namibia, IntraHealth International, Walvis Bay Corridor Group, and key population-led civil society organizations Rights not Rescue Trust, Rights for All Movements , and Wings to Transcend Namibia Trust—brings together local and international nongovernmental organizations, key population-led civil society organizations, and the private sector and offers decades of collective experience supporting the scale-up of clinical and community-based services for key and vulnerable populations in Namibia.
KP-STAR will support Namibia to rapidly accelerate the coverage of systematic, data-driven, key population-competent interventions to achieve results under the three activity components:
|Dates:||2020 to 2025|
|Funder:||USAID / PEPFAR|
IntraHealth Namibia (lead)
December 06, 2021 12:00am EST to December 11, 2021 12:00am EST
Africa’s AIDS response: The race to 2030–Evidence. Scale Up. Accelerate
ICASA 2021 will convene people working in the field of health as well as leaders, people living with HIV, and others committed to ending the epidemic to discuss the African region’s HIV epidemic and the unique response to it. Leaders, activists, scientists and community members from around the world will share the latest scientific advances, learn from one another’s expertise, and develop strategies for advancing all facets of our collective efforts to end AIDS by 2030.
The five objectives for this year's gathering are:
|Presenter(s):||Dr. Denis Mali and Frans Velishavo|
|Presenter(s):||Frans Velishavo and Dr. Abbas Zezai|
|Presenter(s):||Dr. Abbas Zezai and Frans Velishavo|
|Presenter(s):||Isabel Mendes-Siyamba and Elsie Hlahla|
Chief of party, Namibia
Service delivery technical advisor in Namibia, IntraHealth International
National monitoring, evaluation and research manager in Namibia, IntraHealth International
Deputy chief of party in Namibia, IntraHealth International