In 2008 there was an estimated 174 000 people living with HIV in Namibia. Women account for about 62% of all adults aged 15-49 years living with HIV. The pandemic has led to a decline in life expectancy and an increase in under-five mortality. Over 50% of the beds in the hospitals are occupied by patients with HIV and AIDS related illnesses, and AIDS is the leading cause of adult mortality in the country. 70 000 children have lost one or both parents due to AIDS. It is estimated that 16 000 children are living with HIV, and that at least half of them are in need of Antiretroviral Therapy.
The purpose of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project 2011-2013 is to contribute to the reduction of vulnerability and to the capacity building and increased resilience of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), their families and communities, by strenghtening the support, care and treatment for OVC and their guardians.
The implementing partner of this project is the Namibian Red Cross Society and the funding partner is the Belgian Red Cross – Flanders. This project targets 300 of the most vulnerable orphans and vulnerable children, as well as their parents, grannies and other care takers/ guardians.
Disaster prevention and preparedness
Disaster Management Phase
Prevention and mitigation