The United States Embassy has donated four Toyota vehicles to the Development Aid from People to People (DAPP Namibia) to expand HIV services in the country.

Development Diaries understands that DAPP Namibia is expanding its operations to Kunene, Erongo, Hardap, Kharas, Omaheke, and Otjozondjupa.

The four new vehicles will allow DAPP to provide HIV testing services to new regions and carry out other HIV care activities.

US Embassy Pepfar Coordinator, Carey Spear, explained that locating the last undiscovered HIV hotspots of transmission was one of the remaining steps for Namibia to reach HIV epidemic control.

It was learnt that 95 percent of people with HIV know their status, 95 percent of people with HIV who know their status are on treatment, while 92 percent of the people on treatment take their medications regularly and are virally suppressed.

‘Those are high numbers, but we cannot stop now’, Ambassador Lisa Johnson said.

‘We are working together to get them even higher so that we can proudly say Namibia has achieved HIV epidemic control’.

DAPP supports new mothers with HIV, offering them assistance with raising healthy children while managing HIV.

Source: New Era Live

Photo source: DAPP Namibia

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