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|The WBCG is pleased to announce that the WBCG Katima Mulilo Wellness clinic was voted the best performing clinic site at a prize-giving ceremony held on 20 July 2022 at the Safari Court Hotel in Windhoek. IntraHealth Namibia, the consortium lead for the Key Populations – Strengthening Technical Assistance and Response for Sustainable HIV Prevention and Treatment (KP-STAR) project implementation team, hosted the award ceremony. |
The WBCG Katima Mulilo clinic participated among other WBCG clinics as well as various public health facilities across six (6) districts namely Windhoek, Gobabis, Engela, Keetmanshoop, Otjiwarongo and Walvis Bay respectively. The WBCG Katima Mulilo clinic received the highest rating in the category of “Best performing clinical site in providing HIV services and supporting HIV clients in order to maintain high treatment adherence level resulting in lower HIV viral load with clients on care. Ms. Trudy Kabuku of WBCG Katima Mulilo received the award on behalf of the team. This award is a clear demonstration of how our Wellness Services is committed to support our country to meet the UNAIDS HIV 95-95-95 target of ending AIDS by 2030.
Intrahealth Namibia through USAID funding in collaboration with the Ministry if Health and Social Services provides technical assistance to the WBCG’s six regional KP friendly health clinics, which include Katima Mulilo, Windhoek, Oshikango, Gobabis, Otjiwarongo, and Walvis Bay clinics. These clinics are also responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based community centered HIV/AIDS and workplace wellness interventions. The container clinics are strategically placed to serve the masses and assist public and private stakeholders in reaching critical mobile populations at the heart of major health and safety issues. To achieve epidemic control in Namibia, it is critical to address the unique challenges that key populations face in accessing the HIV prevention, care, and treatment continuum of care, as well as to build the capacity of key population communities and key population-led civil society organizations to advocate for access to services and fundamental human rights. As a result, the KP-STAR project implementation team is making significant progress toward epidemic control.
Mr. Edward Shivute, Project Manager of the WBCG Wellness Services, shared that the award represents the efforts of the Katima Mulilo Clinic and the broader WBCG Wellness Programme to ensure that critical health and wellness services are provided to mobile and other vulnerable populations in Namibia and across SADC. “We were able to receive this award because of the people and stakeholders who believe in our vision.” We will continue to thank everyone who has used our health and wellness services and we remain grateful for the support from the MoHSS, USAID, Intrahealth and other stakeholders.” Mr. Shivute stated.