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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 fighting 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


The TCE programme is receiving financial support from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/PEPFAR as well as Humana People to People partners. The TCE programme now works to attain the objectives of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 strategy to combat and control the HIV/AIDS epidemic through the implementation of the following activities:

  • Index Partner Testing Services in communities
  • Linkage to  Care and Treatment
  • Elimination of Mother To Child HIV Transmission (eMTCT)
  • Forming  of TRIOs for Adherence Support
  • Returning HIV positive individuals who have stopped treatment back to treatment
  • Distributing condoms
  • Prevention activities for adults and youth

The TCE programme 2019 achievements:

  • 1,560 People tested for HIV

  • 2,110 Women enrolled in  eMTCT

  • 2,343 People tested HIV -positive 

  • 10,966 People screened for TB

  • 1,793,120 Condoms distributed  

  • 3,671 Support groups established (TRIOs)




Progress Report 2023

DAPP Namibia 2023 Progress Report Web