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“Only the people can liberate themselves for HIV/AIDS the epidemic” The Total Control of the Epidemic (TCE) Programme

The TCE programme is characterized by its unique and systematic approach to fight HIV/AIDS amongst rural and underserviced population groups. The TCE approach was first implemented in Namibia in 2005, since its inception the TCE programme has reached more than 1.6 million Namibians with HIV prevention,  testing and treatment services.


Learning to protect themselves against HIV
Field Officers planning todays actions
Visiting house to house

From the beginning the TCE programme has utilized community based mobilization as a mechanism to deliver HIV/AIDS related services. The TCE programme operates in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Services, receiving financial support from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  to fight HIV/AID, and Humana People to People partnerships. The TCE programme works to attain the objectives of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 strategy to combat and control the HIV/AIDS epidemic through implementation of the following activities:

  • HIV Testing Services
  • Elimination of Mother To Child HIV Transmission (EMTCT)
  • TRIO Treatment and Adherence Support for people living with HIV
  • Returning HIV positive individuals who have stopped treatment back to treatment
  • Distributing condoms
  • Prevention activity for adult and youth

As a result of the TCE programme, in 2017:

  • 66,386 Namibians became aware of their HIV status
  • 1,549 HIV Positive women were identified and enrolled in Elimination of Mother To Child HIV Transmission services allowing their children to be born free of HIV
  • 11,405 TRIO Treatment and Adherence support groups for HIV Positive individuals were formed
  • 14,666,306 condoms were distributed as a means of preventing HIV transmission