Namibia: Enhancing Efficiencies in Integrated Service Delivery

No. of pages: 1

Publication date: 2016

Author: UNFPA ESARO

Publisher: UNFPA ESARO

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Namibia has a mature HIV epidemic, with an estimated HIV prevalence of 14 per cent. Key challenges in the health sector include poor maternal mortality and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) indicators.

Given that most HIV infections are sexually transmitted—or are associated with pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding—and the presence of  certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs) further increases the risk of HIV transmission, linking SRH and HIV services simply makes sense.

The training of health workers on re-organizing health services for improved integrated delivery has resulted in improved efficiencies across the project’s pilot sites.