Special Programmes

Director: Anne-Marie Nitschke
Tel: +264 61- 203 2822
Fax: +264 61 - 224155
Cellphone: +264 811412335

The objective of the directorate is to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria on the Namibian population. There are two divisions: Health Sector Response (Health sector) and Expanded National AIDS Response Coordination (Multi-Sect oral). The functions of the directorate are.
  • Design, manage and direct policy development, strategic planning, resource mobilisation co-ordination, facilitation, monitoring and evaluation of the national response across sectors
  • Create and enabling Environment for people infected and affected with HIV/AIDS living in order to ensure that they enjoy equal right in a culture of acceptance, openness and compassion.
  • Prevent new infections of HIV and other STIs
  • Provide access to cost effective and high quality treatment, care and support services for all people living with, or affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Reduce tuberculosis transmission, morbidity and mortality to such a level that tuberculosis is no longer a public health problem
  • Prevent deaths and reduce illness and social economic losses due to malaria through progressive improvement and strengthening of local and national response capabilities.