Total Control of the Epidemic (TCE) Programme, Youth Clubs, Malaria Programme, TB in the Mining Sector
DAPP Namibia plays a key role in engaging communities and individuals in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. At the same time, DAPP Namibia works in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Social Services both at the national and district levels.
The projects engage the community members in the prevention of the diseases, in the care and support to those diagnosed with the diseases. Adherence to treatment often needs support from family, friends or neighbors and the DAPP Programmes organize people to help themselves and to help each other.
DAPP Namibia works in line with the national plans and guidelines to combat diseases.
The DAPP Namibia activities are aimed at complementing the National Strategic Framework for HIV and AIDS Response in Namibia 2017/18 to 2021/22 (NSF) states:
“The National HIV and Aids response priorities:
Namibia defined the following two priorities for the national multi-sectoral HIV and AIDS response.
- Reduction of new infections among adults and children
- Reduction of AIDS-related deaths among all people and in particular those living with the TB/HIV coinfection”
“The revised NSF placed significant emphasis on community involvement and participation. It is anticipated that community mobilization will be a major strategy to engage communities in creating a demand for HIV services, promoting adherence, and strengthening behavior change. Similarly, the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV (PLHIV)is critical to the overall success of the national response”.