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The Total Control of the Epidemic (TCE) Programme  - Since 2005  

Only the people can liberate themselves from HIV/AIDS the epidemic” 

The TCE programme is characterized by its unique and systematic approach to fight HIV/AIDS amongst rural and underserviced population groups. Since 2005 through its initial years, the project focused on having TCE Field Officers going door-to-door in a systematic way reaching families and individuals with information and linkage to health services, mobilizing each person to take responsibility for his or her health in relation to HIV/AIDS and TB. Later bringing testing, preventing and adherence services closer to the people in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS). Since the programme interception, the TCE Field Officers reached more than 1.5 million Namibians in their homes.

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 2018:

  • 21,295 People tested for HIV

  • 810 Women enrolled in PMTCT

  • 2,343 People tested HIV -positive 

  • 21,634 People screened for TB

  • 16,129,105 Condoms distributed  

  • 1,440 Support groups established (TRIOs)




Progress Report 2018/19

Progress Report 2018 19   DAPP Namibia