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Health and Nutrition

Namibia Child Survival Strategy 2014-2018

The goal of the child survival strategy is to contribute to the accelerated reduction of under-5 morbidity and mortality in order to achieve the national and international targets by 2018. The general objective is to increase and sustain the integrated delivery of high impact and cost effective maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition interventions.


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Multisectoral Nutrition Implementation Plan, 2013

The SUN Country Implementation Plan will address various maternal, infant, and young child nutrition problems in the country. It has been developed based on existing policy and strategy documents such as the National Nutrition Strategic Plan 2011-2015 and was heavily informed by findings from the WHO Nutrition Landscape Analysis Report; 2012.


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Free To Be Me, 2013
In this booklet, young people share their stories about living with HIV and staying healthy in Namibia today. You will find out everything you need to know about living happily and healthily with HIV. It is possible for young people to have exciting and fulfilling lives, even if they are HIV-positive.
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National Guidelines on Infant and Young Child Feeding, 2011

Exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of life fulfills the nutritional requirements and psychosocial care for the infant and creates an excellent bond between the mother and the baby. Furthermore, it reduces infectious diseases such as diarrhea, Acute Respiratory Tract Infections (ARI) and other infectious diseases. 


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Children and HIV and AIDS in Namibia, 2011

This paper gives an overview of the HIV epidemic
and how it affects Namibia’s children. It was
compiled through a review of literature detailing the
many aspects of Namibia’s HIV epidemic, including
latest available survey data, smaller studies and
regional reports. It is essentially a collation of what
is presently known about children and HIV and
AIDS in Namibia.

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Malnutrition in Namibia, 2010

This report details the nutrition situation in our country. It provides information on what needs to be done! The situation calls for a consorted action. Nutrition is everyone’s business.The establishment of the National Alliance for Improved Nutrition (NAFIN) is a positive response to this urgency. NAFIN is a multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder association, not for gain. 


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A time of joy a time of challenge. The health of mothers & newborns in Namibia. A supplement to The State of the World’s Children Report 2009

Pregnancy and childbirth are generally a time of joy for parents and families. However, they are also periods of great risk to the health and survival of women and newborns.


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Namibia Health Facility Census 2009. Key Findings on HIV/AIDS, TB, and STIs

This report summarises the key findings on HIV/AIDS and STIs of the 2009 Namibia Health Facility Census (HFC) which was carried out by the Directorate of Special Programmes (HIV/AIDS/TB/MALARIA) in the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS).


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Evaluation of My Future is My Choice (MFMC) Peer Education Life Skills Programme in Namibia: Identifying Strengths, Weaknesses and Areas for Improvement 2008

The purpose of the research was to evaluate My Future is My Choice (MFMC), a national peer education HIV prevention life skills programme in Namibia, and to provide recommendations for improving and strengthening the programme. MFMC is an official extracurricular life skills programme of the Ministry of Education at secondary and combined schools.


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Namibia’s most vulnerable children excluded and invisible? A Supplement to the State of the World’s Children Report 2006

This supplement looks at Namibia’s progress in reaching the MDGs in relation to children, and focuses on the most pressing issues around orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). It also makes a call to action to legislators, government and community leaders, faith-based organisations and development partners, to help Namibia’s children to actualise their human rights.


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HIV and AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Behaviour (KAPB) Study in Namibia Key Findings 2006

The main purpose of this study was to assess the current state of HIV risk behaviour through knowledge, attitudes and practices of young Namibians aged 10 to 24 as a baseline and to inform future programming. This study was conducted in three regions namely: Kavango, Omaheke and Ohangwena.


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HIV and AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Behaviour (KAPB) Study in Namibia Report by Research Facilitation Services November 2006

UNICEF’s Education for HIV Prevention and Mitigation Programme (EHPM) focuses on strengthening the capacity of adolescents and communities to fulfill their rights to correct information and appropriate skills enabling them to make correct choices for HIV prevention.


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Evaluation of WINDOW OF HOPE within the Country Programme of Cooperation, Government of Namibia and UNICEF, 2006-2010

The implementation of Window Of Hope (WOH) after-school clubs since 2004 has been an important further step towards this commitment. The main purpose of this evaluation was to assess the impact, effectiveness and sustainability of the program by looking at the improvement in knowledge, attitudes and skills as well as program satisfaction amongst children participating in WOH clubs.


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Focus on Namibia’s Health. Children’s health threatened 2005

AIDS is a threat to the very fabric of Namibian society, affecting mostly adults in their prime. The epidemic is undermining the nation’s efforts to increase economic productivity, food security and human development. The capacities of families, communities and institutions to adequately respond to the crisis are eroding. 


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Simple as ABC? Re-examining HIV Prevention for Youth 2005

The so-called ABC of HIV Prevention was developed by governments and their partners as the key approach in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The approach consists of mutually reinforcing messages encouraging behaviour change with regards to sexual activities and should not be seen as stand alone package in HIV prevention programming. 


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Sex and HIV in Developing Countries 2005

Sex and HIV education programs that are based on a written curriculum and that are implemented among groups of youth in school, clinic, or community settings are a promising type of intervention to reduce adolescent sexual risk behaviors. This paper summarizes a review of 83 evaluations of such programs in developing and developed countries. 


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Fatherhood for an HIV-Free Generation

Research findings suggest that increased male support to mothers and male involvement in PMTCT could further boost positive outcomes of the PMTCT Programme. However, as in other sub-Saharan countries, participation of men in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) interventions including PMTCT remains negligible. 


 

 
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