Namibia

A snapshot of PrEP scale-up, registration and resources for Namibia.

  • 5,500-6,000
    Estimated Number of Current PrEP Users

    Aggregates numbers reported from demonstration projects, PEPFAR dashboard and program/country reports where available. This is presented as a range due to difficulty in tracking precise numbers and possible double reporting.

  • 4,759
    PEPFAR PrEP Target in COP 2019

    Targets are set by PEPFAR country teams on an annual basis. Targets do not indicate funding is available for PrEP.

Data Updated: May 1, 2019

Drug Registration Status

  • Gilead's Truvada (TDF/FTC) registration
    Approved
  • Generic versions of TDF/FTC for prevention
    Not submitted

Types of Projects

  • Demonstration projects — which road-test the use of new options in real-world settings—not in a trial site. They have a formal evaluation component that is designed to address specific elements of introduction such as infrastructure needs and ways individuals can integrate it into daily activities
  • Implementation project — funded/implementer involvement and investment in some or all steps related to comprehensive introduction that may or may not use government clinics as the primary service delivery point
  • National level — PrEP availability in government clinics

Research, Demonstration and Implementation Projects

Policy Framework

Funding

  • PEPFAR

Eligibility Criteria

Any sexually active HIV-negative person at substantial risk of acquiring HIV. Those at high risk include but not limited to the following:

  • HIV negative people in serodiscordant relationships with a partner who is not confirmed as virologically
    suppressed (VL < 40 copies/ml)
  • All HIV negative people in serodiscordant relationships, regardless of VL of the partner, who want to conceive
  • Partner(s) of unknown HIV status
  • Recent/ recurrent STIs
  • Multiple and/ or concurrent sexual partners
  • History of inconsistent or no condom use
  • Recurrent PEP users
  • History of sex whilst under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs
[Note: PrEP should always be taken as an additional prevention strategy in combination with a comprehensive prevention package]

Resources for Namibia

  • The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health that is implementing HIV preventive services for adolescent girls and young women, including the provision of PrEP.
  • A Framework for Scaling Up PrEP can help implementers, government and advocates begin planning for and implementing PrEP programs.
  • Click for the latest information from the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services.
  • EQUIP Health is working closely with local implementing partners, health care providers and community members in Namibia to complete a demonstration project that will provide PrEP for up to 1000 sex workers and men who have sex with men through the Society of Family Health and the Walvis Bay Coordinator Group.