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NAMIBIA / DROUGHT

Struggling to survive the severe shortage of food and water, people inNamibia’sKuneneregion have no choice but to wait out the worst drought in three decades. UNICEF says over 700,000 people including 109,000 children under the age of five are at risk of malnutrition. (UNICEF)  

9 Aug 2013 | Read More »

NAMIBIA / AIDS

Seventeen-year-old Sunday fromNamibiawas born with HIV. She learnt about her status when she was 13, and embarked on a journey to acceptance and newfound confidence. UNICEF

24 Dec 2012 | Read More »

NAMIBIA / HEALTH WORKERS

Health extension workers in several African countries are helping bridge the gap between healthcare facilities and mobile communities, like Namibia's Ovahimba. UNICEF

26 Oct 2012 | Read More »

NAMIBIA / DISABLED CHILDREN

Namibia recently launched a five-year National Agenda for Children with special emphasis on children with disabilities, to address situation where as many as half the children with disabilities receive no schooling. UNICEF 

14 Jul 2012 | Read More »

NAMIBIA / FLOODS

A few sunny days offer some respite for citizens reeling from the impact of the worst floods in northern and central Namibia since 2008 and its heaviest recorded rains.More than 62 people have already drowned since January 2011 and 37,457 have been displaced. UNICEF

14 Apr 2011 | Read More »

NAMIBIA / HIV PREVENTION

UNICEF supports a new campaign aimed at promoting the involvement of men in the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in Namibia. Launching the campaign, Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba emphasized the vital role men play in caring for the well-being of their partners and children, saying the health of the whole country was [...]

25 Mar 2011 | Read More »

NAMIBIA / FOSTER CARE

Child welfare organizations in Namibia provide the funding needed for local foster families to care for some of the thousands of children left homeless by the country’s high-levels of unemployment, HIV infection and alcoholism. UNICEF

16 Nov 2010 | Read More »

NAMIBIA / CRICKET

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and South African cricketer Paul Adams launches Kwata Cricket in Windhoek Namibia. The UNICEF / Cricket Namibia initiative works on the premise that sport and play are vital elements in the health and well-being of children and young people. UNICEF

23 Mar 2010 | Read More »

NAMIBIA /BIRTH REGISTRATION

The Namibian ministry on immigration sets up an office in a maternity ward at a hospital in the country’s capital Windhoek to make sure every child born gets a birth certificate. In Namibia, 80 percent of women deliver in the hospital, but only four out of every ten children have a birth certificate. UNICEF

28 Oct 2009 | Read More »

NAMIBIA / AIDS

A new report by UNICEF and WHO says that more than four million people in low and middle-income countries were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) at the close of 2008. This represents a 36 percent increase in one year and a ten-fold increase over five years. UNICEF

30 Sep 2009 | Read More »

 

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