31 General Murtala Muhammed Avenue, Eros, Windhoek, Namibia
P.O. Box 25220, Windhoek, Namibia
+27 65 154 1906
+260 97 957 3349
+55 11 99487 8681
+243 818 503 241
WBCG’s Wellness Service continues to effectively facilitate the response of HIV/AIDS and other general wellness conditions within the workplace and along the Namibian major transport corridor routes.
With four roadside wellness clinics, four mobile wellness clinics and 24 personnel, the team managed to test a total of 13 442 people for 2018. That translates to nearly double the number recorded in 2017.
Wellness Service Project Manager, Edward Shivute credits this significant achievement to his team’s commitment to the project goals. “I am proud of my team. We have pushed extremely hard this year to ensure that we test as many people as possible. With our outreach testing campaigns, my team regularly test late into the night and over weekends.”
Mr. Shivute explained that the outreach testing targeted traditionally hard to reach and highly vulnerable populations with HIV testing and treatment services as per the country’s National Strategic Framework on HIV/AIDS response. “Our Mobile clinics have on occasion found themselves stuck in the thick sand while trying to reach these sometimes remote locations.”
Mr. Shivute further acknowledges the project partners and donors for their support. The Wellness Service project works in collaboration with MoHSS and development partners which includes USAID through the PEPFAR project, SFH, GIZ, SADC, North Star Alliance and Global Fund. “With their support, we received much needed equipment and supplies. We were further able to expand our operations by establishing a new roadside clinic with the assistance of SFH, and through two new mobile clinics and two vehicles donated by the Global Fund.”
WBCG’s Acting CEO, Clive Smith applauded the Wellness team on a job well done. “They have gone above-and-beyond, which exemplifies diligence, hard work and tremendous results for the health sector and transport industry. The WBCG is proud of our Wellness Service and their commitment to the project.” Mr. Smith further encourages the team to remain on their upward trajectory, as they continue adding significant value to the National health programmes in Namibia.