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- Published on Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:06
The Ministry of Health and Social Service will conduct the first ever Namibia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment survey, which aims to obtain practical incidence, prevalence and related data on the HIV epidemic in the country. According to the Namibia Press Agency, speaking at the launch Minister Bernard Haufiku explained that the survey will target about 26 000 people, including infants and children, and participation will be voluntary. “It will help better understand the epidemic in Namibia and identify where to focus our effort more to concentrate on the quest to intercept transmission and ultimately end the epidemic.” “This survey is completely confidential, no disclosure to third party and no revelations. We need to know exactly how HIV is affecting Namibia at the level of individual Namibians,” said Haufiku.