Namibia to Launch Pilot HIV Testing, Counseling Project
May 8, 2008
The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services will launch a pilot project to provide no-cost HIV testing and counseling in certain regions of the country to mark its National HIV Testing Day on May 9, Namibia's New Era reports. The project will run in the Caprivi, Erongo, Oshana, Karas and Khomas regions for three days beginning on May 8. According to Oshana Health Director Naftali Hamata, the goal of the project is to encourage communities to access counseling and testing services, as well as to persuade large numbers of people to learn their HIV status. Hamata called on all members of the community, particularly men, to access no-cost testing and counseling at any health facility during the project time frame.
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