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NAMIBIA AIDS CONFERENCE 2016

28 NOVEMBER 2016

The Dome Sports Center, Swakopmund

Erongo Region

 

 

Director of Ceremonies

Dr. Andreas Mwoombola, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Social Services

09h00

Arrival of Invited Guests & Dignitaries

09h50

National & AU Anthems

 

Opening Prayer and Scripture Reading

Pastor Harold Booysen, Potters House Fellowship

 

Welcoming remarks

Hon. Cleophas Mutjavikua, Governor of Erongo Region

 

Housekeeping

Ms. S. Tobias, Chair Steering Committee for Namibia AIDS conference 2016

 

Local HIV Epidemic Update and Investment Case

Ms. Anne-Marie Nitschke, Director of Directorate of Special Programme, Ministry of Health and Social Services

 

Performance

Cultural Dance troupe

 

Civil Society’s Contribution in Namibia’s HIV Response

Ms. Sandie Tjaronda, Executive Director for Namibia Network of AIDS Service Organizations

 

Solidarity Message

Ms. Yvonne Chaka Chaka, UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Eastern and Southern Africa

 

Global HIV Epidemic Update

Dr. Tharsisse Barihuta, UNAIDS Country Representative to Namibia

 

PEPFAR Contribution

H. E. Mr. T. Daugton US Ambassador to Namibia

 

Performance

Anne Singer

 

Opening Address

Hon. Dr. Bernard Haufiku, Minister of Health and Social Services

 

Vote of thanks

Mr. Nghipundjwa, Director of Health and Social Welfare Services, Erongo Region

 

National and AU Anthems

13h00 - 14h00

Lunch Break

 

SESSION ROOM 1: Sustainable Financing - Harnessing domestic resources (Private Sector engagement)

Dr. T. Barihuta (UNAIDS), Julieth Karirao (MoHSS)

14h00 - 14h15

The Namibia Investment Case by T. Muhammed/Juliet Karirao

14h15 - 14h30

Evaluation of Public Private partnerships shebeen condom distribution pilot project in the Ohangwena Region by A. Tjaronda.

14h30 - 14h45

Civil Society Funding needs and sustainability plan by Ms. S. Tjaronda.

14h45 - 15h00

Socio-economic effects of village savings and loans model on households in Namibia by Wilfred Nyango.

15h00 - 15h30

Discussion

 

SESSION ROOM 2: Health Systems Strengthening

Mr. E. Sagwa (MSH) and Dr. D. Pereko (Abts Associates)

14h00 - 14h15

Improving access to high qaulity care and treatment for people living with HIV in Namibia using ECHO by Dr. T. Mekonene.
View Abstract

14h15 - 14h30

Serving patients better Avoiding stock outs of HIV/AIDS commodities through the use of an electronic stock management tool by A.Wolde.
View Abstract

14h30 - 14h45

Optimizing the use of Facility Based TB DOT Containers to improve Access, Retention and QOC by Dr. N. Ruswa<

14h45 - 15h00

Barriers to provision of Intergrated services for HIV and TB in Namibia by Dr. N. Ruswa.
View Abstract

15h00 - 15h30

Discussion

 

SESSION ROOM 3: Health Information Strengthening

Mr. M. Mutenda (MoHSS) , Dr. B. Gichanga (USAID)

14h00 - 14h15

Namibia demonstrates sentinel, population-based surveillance for HIV incidence and viral suppression by Tuli Nakanyala.
View Abstract

14h15 - 14h30

Sentinel Site Active surveillance of first line anti retroviral Medicines in Namibia by Anna Shimbulu.
View Abstract

14h30 - 14h45

Estimating rates and correlates of HIV incidence using self-reported data on previous testing and current results among adults reached by a home-based testing program in a high-prevalence region of Namibia by A Maher.
View Abstract

14h45 - 15h00

Making VMMC work for working men in Erongo District, Namibia: The potential of mobile technology to increase linkage and uptake of services by J. Roets.
View Abstract

15h00 - 15h30

Discussion

 

SESSION ROOM 4: Health Systems Strengthening Human Resource (Tashifting, capacity building, mentoring).

Mr. A.Uakurama (MoHSS) and Mr. M. Black (MoHSS)

14h00 - 14h15

Scale up and Sustainability of HIV Testing and Counseling through task shifting by Ms. I. Pietersen.
View Abstract

14h15 - 14h30

Strengthening PLHIV Support Groups with Adherence and Retention Counsellors to Address the Barriers to Testing, Care and Adherence: Kavango, Zambezi and Ohangwena by H. Ross.
View Abstract

14:30 - 14h45

Strengthening the Role of Social Work in Namibia with HIV-Sensitive Case Management: National and Local Perspectives by J. Nakuta.
View Abstract

14h45 - 15h00

Health Care Worker Screening at Selected Health Care Facilities in Namibia by H. Mungunda.
View Abstract

15h00 - 15h30

Discussion

15h30 - 17h00

Non-commercial Satelite Sessions: Namibian HIV Clinician's Society.

 

NAMIBIA AIDS CONFERENCE 2016

29 NOVEMBER 2016

The Dome Sports Center, Swakopmund

Erongo Region

 


08h00 - 10h30

Combination Prevention Strategy (CPS): Focus on HIV Treatment

Plenary Session

 

Chair Persons

Prof. M. Islam (WHO), Dr. B. Tharsisse (UNAIDS)

 

Plenary Session

The Global HIV Treatment Paradigm by Dr. T. Mekonen, MOHSS

Namibian Update on HIV Treatment by Dr. N. Hamunime, MOHSS

 

Performance

Cultural Group

 

Plenary Session

  • Executive Summary of the Fifth Namibia ART Guidelines by Dr. N. Hamunime.
  • Launch of the Fifth Namibia ART Guidelines by Honorble Dr. Bernard Haufiku, Minister, MOHSS.
  • The HIV Care Cascade and the Fast Track Targets [90-90-90] by Dr. S. Agolory.
  • Role of Community in supporting HIV Treatment by Ms. V. Kamule (Tonata PLHIV Network).

10h30 - 11h00

Tea break

11h00 - 11h30

SESSION ROOM 1: Treat All and ART Treatment for Adults

Dr. N. Hamunime (MOHSS), Dr. S. Agolory (CDC)

11h00 - 11h30

Programme Presentation: Namibian HIV Treat All Pilot Experience by Dr.T. Mekonen.

11h30 - 11h45

Community based CD4 cell count distributes among HIV positive ART naïve adults in the highest prevelance region of Namibia: Programmatic implications.
View Abstract

11h45 - 12h00

HIV and AIDS related deaths and modifiable risk factors: A descriptive study of medical admissions at Oshakati IntermediateHospital in Northern Namibia by N.K.Magori.
View Abstract

12h00 - 12h15

Antiretroviral Treatment in the Private Sector of Namibia by Dr. D. Pereko

12h15 - 12h30

Trends in Transition times from HIV diagnosis to enrollment in Care and AR initiation in Namibia by Dr. G. Mutandi.
View Abstract

12h30 - 13h00

How close to 90-90-90? Measuring undiagnosed HIV infection, ART use, and viral suppression in a community-based sample from Namibia’s highest prevalence region by A.Maher.
View Abstract

13h00 - 14h00

Lunch break

 

SESSION ROOM 1: Treatment for Paediatrics and Adolescents

Dr. Chani (SFH), Dr. J.Mdala (Intrahealth International)

14h00 - 14h15

Structured anti-retroviral treatment interruptions in vertically HIV-1 infected children with complete proviral DNA PCR reversions, following durable viral suppression,led to viremias and significant immunologic destruction by Dr. T. Mekonen.
View Abstract

14h15 - 14h30

Starting ART after 6 Months is assosciated with severe stunting in HIV Infected children by Dr. L. Brandt.
View Abstract

14h30 - 14h45

Evaluation of ART in reducing early infant HIV transmission in Namibia by Mr. N. Mutenda.
View Abstract

14h45 - 15h00

A cross sectional study of Hepatitus B virus in HIV infected children in Katutura Hospital by Dr. L. Brandt.
View Abstract

15h00 - 15h15

Discussion

15h15 - 15h55

Tea break

 

SESSION ROOM 1: Viral suppression /Resistance

Dr. T. Mekonen (MOHSS), Dr. S. Hong (Tufts University)

15h45 - 16h00

Assessment of the WHO early warning indicators of HIV drug resistance by N. Mutenda.

16h00 - 16h15

HIV -1 Drug resistance Patterns among patients suspected failing 2ndline ARTin Namibia by S. Sawadogo.
View Abstract

16h15 - 16h30

Improving Viral load (VL) Monitoring of Adults on ART at khorixas District Hospital in Kunene Region by Dr. Barongo.

16h30 - 16h45

The 90-90-90 targets: how far are we in terms of viral load monitoring? A retrospective data review from Katutura Intermediate Hospital ARV Clinic by K. Husselmann.
View Abstract

16h45 - 17h00

Discussion

 

SESSION ROOM 1: Co-Morbidities and Complications (including those related to ART)

Dr. T. Mekonen (MOHSS), S. Sawadogo (CDC)

17h00 - 17h15

Prevelance of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) among presumptive TB cases in Namibia by Dr. C. Ruswa.
View Abstract

17h15 - 17h30

Comparable 12 Month incidence of renal insufficiency in MDR-TB patients treated with standard kanamycin based regimens or concomitantly with tenofovir in Namibia by E. Sagwa.
View Abstract

17h30 - 17h45

Prevelance of the HIV Infection and cryptococcus among patients attending the intermediate hospital Oshakati, Namibia by Dr. J. Sheehama.
View Abstract

17h45 - 18h00

Prevelance /correlates of genital infections among HIV infected adults newly enrolling in HIV care by Dr. E. Sithole.
View Abstract

18h00 - 18h15

Discussion

11h00 - 11h30

SESSION ROOM 2: TB / HIV

Dr. N. Forster (I-TECH), Dr. N. Ruuswa (KNCV)

11h00 - 11h30

Assessment of Uptake of Anti-retroviral Therapy among HIV -Infected TB patients in Namibia by H. Mungunda.
View Abstract

Attaining and maintaining diligence in IPT administration by Dr. C. Nkalamo.
View Abstract

11h30 - 11h45

Assessment of Intensified Case Finding and Isoniazid Preventative Therapy at Health facilities providing HIV care and treatment services in Namibia by H. Mungunda.
View Abstract

11h45 - 12h00

CHW's commitment to TB care results in initiatives to improve the qaulity of HIV care for adults by L. Pietersen.

12h00 - 12h15

Assessment of facility readiness to provide intergrated services for HIV and TB in Namibia by H. Mungunda.
View Abstract

12h15 - 12h30

Results of the first mass screening campaign for tuberculosis in Namibian Correctional service by Commissioner T. Auala.
View Abstrat

12h30 - 13h00

TB Screening in Police holding Cells offers an entry piont for HTC and HIV Care by S. Nehale.
View Abstract

TB drug resistance in Namibia: Results of the second nationwide survey by Dr. N. Ruuswa.
View Abstract

13h00 - 14h00

Lunch break

 

SESSION ROOM 2: Care and Support

Dr. A. Zegeye (USAID), Dr. B. Gichanga (USAID)

14h00 - 14h15

Nutrition assessment at Katutura Hospital by S. Mambo
View Abstract

14h15 - 14h30

Improving linkage of HIV exposed infants to care Nau Aib Clinic, Okahandja by M. Kahlamba.
View Abstract

14h30 - 14h45

Strengthening community adherence support groups (CASG's) with expert peer facilitators and lay counselors by F. Dausab.
View Abstract

14h45 - 15h00

Strengthening PLHIV support groups with adherence and retention counsellors to adress the barriers by G.Tyrrell.
View Abstract

15h00 - 15h15

Discussion

15h15 - 15h55

Tea break

 

SESSION ROOM 2: Adherence: Two

Dr. Clay Rosco (CDC) , Dr. J. Madala (Intra-health International)

15h45 - 16h00

Structured tracing of lost to follow up ART clients: A recent programme experience by Dr. D. Tsegaye.
View Abstract

16h00 - 16h15

Evaluating patient education and empowerment to improve patient-provider interactions in anti-retroviral therapy clinics in Namibia by Dr. M. Shepard.
View Abstract

16h15 - 16h30

Measuring adherence to ART using attendance visits and medication by F. Tjituka.
View Abstract

16h30 - 16h45

Improving dispensing of ART and collection of data using mobile dispensing technology by B. Phulu.
View Abstract

16h45 - 17h00

Discussion

 

SESSION ROOM 2: Differentiated Care Model

Dr. L. Brandt (ITECH), Dr. S. Hong (Tufts University)

17h00 - 17h15

Community Based ART (CBART) refills show beneficial outcomes for support group members through improved productivity, monetory relief and improved adherence: NARP's Ohangwena Experience by F. Dausab.
View Abstract

17h15 - 17h30

Onandjokwe District decentralisation of HIV treatment services (ART) to clinics through NIMART by S. Geza.
View Abstract

17h30 - 17h45

The lived experiences and coping strategies of HIV/AIDS patients that defaulted the anti-retroviral treatment by O. Mahoso.
View Abstract

17h45 - 18h00

Okongo Community Based ART roll out by Dr. J.Kamangu

18h00 - 18h15

Decentralization of Antiretroviral Therapy Services to Wanaheda Clinic, Windhoek by S. Ahikoto.
View Abstract

11h00 - 11h30

SESSION ROOM 3: Health Information System Strenghtening

N. Mutenda (MOHSS) Dr. B. Gichanga (USAID)

11h00 - 11h30

Improving dispensing of ARV medicines and collection of data using Mobile dispensing technology in nurse managed primary health care facilities by B. Phulu.

Electronic Data Capture system improves program level data management by C. Stefanus.

11h30 - 11h45

Strengthening Routine Monitoring of the quality of HIV and AIDS medicines in Namibia by J. Gaeseb.

12h30 - 13h00

Discussion

13h00 - 14h00

Lunch break

 

SESSION ROOM 3: Adherence-One

Dr. D. Pereko (Abt Associates), Dr. D. Tsegaye (Project HOPE)

14h00 - 14h15

Application of the multi method tool and approach for measuring adherence to antiretrovirals in public health facilities by F. Tjituka.
View Abstract

14h15 - 14h30

Factors Associated with non-adherence to anti-retriviral treatment in adult patients at a hospital by T. Chigova
View Abstract

14h30 - 14h45

Monitoring Adherence to HIV treatment in the Private Health sector: L. Kahindi

14h45 - 15h00

Retention in Care and HIV virologic suppression of community based ART (CBART) outreach in Odibo by P. Ndahangoudja.
View Abstract

15h00 - 15h15

Enhancing access to treatment and retention in care for hard-to-reach population in Zambezi: A local innovation in implementation Science by S. Mpariwa.
View Abstract

15h15 - 15h55

Tea break

 

SESSION ROOM 3: Treatment for Paediatrics and adolescents: Two

Dr. L. Brandt (I-TECH), Dr. Chakare (MCSP)

15:45 - 16:00

Paediatric Anti-retroviral Treatment Update , Treatment Adherence, Regimen switches and Retention in Care: N. Mutenda.
View Abstract

16:00 - 16:15

Paediatric HIV disclosure intervention improves knowledge and clinical outcomes in HIV infected children: Dr. L. Brandt.
View Abstract

16:15 - 16:45

Use of standardised supportive process for transitioning adolescents on ART from paediatric to adult HIV care and treament: S. Mambo.

16:45 - 17:00

Discussion

 

SESSION ROOM 3: Health Systems Strengthening: Pharmaceutical Dashboard (Workshop)

Mr.Indongo (MoHSS), Mr. B. Kiwirisa (MoHSS), Mr. E. Sagwa (MSH)

17h00 - 17h15

Building capacity of Health Facility Staff to improve HIV pharmaceutical commodities management and the effective delivery of ARV services by B. Phulu.
View Abstract

17h15 - 18h00

Introduction to dashboard for pharmaceutical and ART services: The session will demonstrate an electronic data base that records systematically analyses and presents performance on pharmaceutical management at different levels.

18h00 - 18h15

Discussion

11h00 - 11h30

SESSION ROOM 4: Abstract Writing Workshop

Dr. Dimitri (CDC) , Dr. ClayRosco (CDC), Dr. A. Mengistu (MoHSS)

12h30 - 13h00

This session will focus on providing key principles in crafting a sound scientific abstracts. Aspirant researchers, programmers and scholars are invited to join this session.

13h00 - 14h00

Lunch break

 

SESSION ROOM 4: Abstract Writing Workshop

Dr. Dimitri (CDC) , Dr. T. Negussie (CDC), Dr. A. Mengistu (MoHSS)

14h00 - 15h15

This session will focus on providing key principles in crafting a sound scientific abstracts. Aspirant researchers, programmers and scholars are invited to join this session.

15h15 - 15h55

Tea break

 

SESSION ROOM 4: Quality Improvement

Ms. J. Neidel (MOHSS), Dr. A. Mengistu (MoHSS)

15h55 - 16h00

Viral load monitoring for patients (6-12 months) after ART initiation: Kuisebmund Health Center ART by A. Ndazapo.
View Abstract

16h00 - 16h15

Improving ART data qaulity in an intergrated PHC Clinic : Case of Epako Clinic in Namibia by Dr. K.Lumbala.
View Abstract

16h15 - 16h30

Improvement in HIV testing of HIV exposed infants at Oretoveni clinic,Otjiwarongo by E. Mwembe.
View Abstract

16h30 - 16h45

Using Quality Improvement (QI) Approaches to Improve Viral Load Monitoring in Onandjokwe Hospital: S. Geza.
View Abstract

16h45 - 17h00

“BRING BACK OUR CLIENTS”A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON TRACKING OF LOST TO FOLLOW UP HIV CLIENTS; OSHAKATI ART CLINIC-NORTHERN.
View Abstract

 

SESSION ROOM 4: Panel Discussion - The Perspectives of PLHIV

Mr. F. Dausab and PLHIV rep

17h00 - 17h15

Human Rights/Law for PLHIV by Mr. G. Augustus LAC

17h15 - 18h00

Perspectives of People living with HIV regarding HIV Response will be discussed in this panel.

18h00 - 18h15

Discussion

18h30 - 20h00

Candelit Ceremony Event

Commemorate those who passed Village

 

NAMIBIA AIDS CONFERENCE2016

30 NOVEMBER 2016

The Dome Sports Center, Swakopmund

Erongo Region

 

 

Director of Ceremonies

Mr. Sandie Tjaronda, Executive Director for Namibia Network of AIDS Service Organizations (NANASO).

08h00 - 10h30

Mr. Abner Xoagub (Prime Minister's Office), Ms. S. Mwilima (Global Fund )

Update on the Global HIV Prevention Paradigm by Dr. Nagesh Borse (USAID Regional office).

 

Chair Persons

Mr. Abner Xoagub (Prime Minister's Office), Ms. S. Mwilima (Global Fund)

 

Plenary Session

Update on the Global HIV Prevention Paradigm by Dr. Nagesh Borse (USAID Regional office).

 

Performance

Cultural Troupe

 

Plenary Session

Male involvement in HIV Prevention by Dr. Tharsisse Barihuta (UNAIDS)

Update on the Namibian HIV Prevention Efforts by Ms. I. Pietersen, National HIV Prevention Coordinator by MoHSS.

 

Performance

Popular Artist

 

Plenary Session

The Need for Targeting Young Women in HIV Prevention-Findings from SISTERS Study in Namibia by Mr. A. Maher.

Role of Community in supporting HIV prevention by Ms. L. Van Wyk

10h30 - 11h00

Tea break

 

SESSION ROOM 1: HIV Testing Services the key to reaching the first 90 of the UNAIDS Fast-Track Targets.

I. Pietersen (MoHSS), E. Dzinotyweyi (MoHSS)

11h00 - 11h15

Achieving the first "90" UNAIDS target using the Provider Initiated Testingand Counseling (PITC) approach in controlling the HIV epidemic:experience from Nyangana, Andara, Odibo, Oshikuku, and Onandjokwe hospitals Namibia by J. Mdala.
View Abstract

11h15 - 11h30

Community-based partners HIV Testing and serodiscordancy in Namibia's highest prevalence region by K. Banada.
View Abstract

11h30 - 11h45

Improving Provider Initiated HIV testing rates at a Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic: Integrating testing services through modified client flow by Dr. T. Chakare.
View Abstract

11h45 - 12h00

Enhancing HIV Testing uptake by introducing weekend testing services at Katutura Health Center by Dr. M. Kakubu.
View Abstract

12h00 - 12h15

HIV Yield among key populations in a Namibian project by Dr. K. Chani
View Abstract

12h15 - 12h30

HIV Prevention in Adults: HIV Testing Services (HTS) for Key and Vulnerable Populations by Mr. E. Shivute.
View Abstract

 

SESSION ROOM 1: Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV

M. Gebhardt (MoHSS/PHC), Dr. A. Agabu (MoHSS/CDC)/ Ms. N.Shoopala (CDC)

12h30 - 12h45

National Program Update on the PMTCT Cascade by Dr. Agabu

12h45 - 13h00

Evaluation of Namibia's PMTCT programme 2016 by F. Rusberg
View Abstract

13h15 - 13h30

Characteristics of HIV infected women who vertically transmitted HIV-1 to their babies by Dr. M. Kakubu.
View Abstract

13h30 - 13h45

A qualitative study of the feasibility of establishing a pregnancy exposure registery in low resource setting of Namibia by A.Hughes.

13h45 - 14h45

Lunch Break

 

SESSION ROOM 1: Scaling Up PrEP in Namibia

B. Corner (USAID), Dr. N. Taffa (CDC)

14h45 - 15h00

Scientific Updates on PrEP by Dr. T. Mekonen

15h15 - 15h30

Missed opportunities for Pre-Exposure Prophalaxis; what is the data telling us" by Dr. K. Chani.
View Abstract

15h30 - 15h45

PrEP: A South African Experience by Dr. S. Mullick

15h45 - 16h00

PrEP: A Keyan Experience by Dr. S. Mullick

16h15 - 16h30

Discussion

16h30 - 16h45

Tea Break

 

SESSION ROOM 1: Linking HIV-infected individuals into Care

Dr. D. Tsegaye (Project HOPE), Dr. K. Chani (SFH)

16h45 - 17h00

The use of community-based case management in linking PLHIV and OVC to care and support by B. Harases.
View Abstract

17h15 - 17h30

The bi-directional referral system for newly-diagnosed HIV patients from Hakahana Clinic to other ART facilities within Khomas Region by S. Ashikoto.
View Abstract

17h30 - 17h45

Linking people Living with HIV to Care and Treatment through the National Health Extension Program by N. Inghepa.
View Abstract

17h45 - 18h00

Effective Linkage of newly diagnosed HIV positive clients to Care and Treatment: A startegy for facility based HIV testing by F. K. Munyayi.
View Abstract

 

SESSION ROOM 2: Scaling up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC)

E. Shihepo (MoHSS), Dr. Gram Mutandi (CDC)

11h00 - 11h15

“Working with Working Males” Country perspective Namibia by Nikki Soboil Jhpiego.

11h15 - 11h30

Expanding coverage for VMMC through the private sector:Lessons from Namibia by Dr. D. Pereko.
View Abstract

11h30 - 11h45

Modeling costs and impacts of introducing early infant male circumcision for long term sustainability of the VMMC program by Mr. B. Corner.
View Abstract

11h45 - 12h00

Delivering VMMC training for private health providers through innovative models by L. Kahindi.

12h00 - 12h15

Monitoring Adverse Events in a New Mature Male Circumcision Client Cohort in Namibia by Nikki Soboil Jhpiego.

12h15 - 12h30

Discussion

 

SESSION ROOM 2: Prevention of HIV among key populations and vulnerable groups

Dr. K. Chani (SFH), L. Baumann (Out Right Namibia)

12h30 - 12h45

Utilising case workers to facilitate provision of comprehensive HIV prevention, Care and Treatment among key populations; a best practice for Namibia by Dr. K. Chani.

12h45 - 13h00

HIV Prevalence and risk factors, prevention behavior and population size estimates among men who have sex with men in Namibia by Mr. A. Maher (IBBS study).

13h15 - 13h30

Outreach HIV Testing and Counseling approaches lead to better targeting of key populations in Namibia by M. Mukoroli.

13y30 - 13y45

HIV Prevalence and risk factors, prevention behavior among female sex workers in Namibia by Mr. A. Maher (IBBS study).

13h45 - 14h45

Lunch Break

 

SESSION ROOM 2: Social and Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC)

S. Kambinda (Positive Vibes), A. Kloppers (Abt Associates)

14h45 - 15h00

Providing a better access to health information and services for young people by L. Bleckmann.
View Abstract

15h15 - 15h30

Dreams as Incentives for Behaviour change by Evalina Kalenga

15h30 - 15h45

Positive Impact Project Review Findings: facilitating individual and group empowerment among support groups by B.Schwarz.
View Abstract

15h45 - 16h30

Impact of How Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention program by Ms. S. Kambinda.

16h30 - 16h45

Tea Break

 

SESSION ROOM 2: Combination Prevention

I. Pietersen (MoHSS) and R.Koetch (UNAIDS)

16h45 - 17h00

Identifying priority sub populations and geographic variation in prevention through community level estimates of global AIDS response progress reporting indicators in Namibia's highest prevalance region by T. Nakanyala.

17h15 - 17h45

Combination Prevention Assessment Findings by UNAIDS

17h45 - 18h00

Discussion

 

SESSION ROOM 3: HIV Prevention in Young Women and Their Sexual Partners

K. Rotich (UNAIDS), Ms. Pietersen (MoHSS)

11h00 - 11h15

Young women,older men, villages and towns: Patterns of HIV acquisition in Zambezi Region, Namibia by A. Maher.
View Abstract

11h15 - 11h30

Benefits of integrating HIV and SRH services in Namibia following a people centered Integrated model by Ms. G. Hidinua.
View Abstract

11h30 - 11h45

Young women and girls GF Grant by Ms.T. Shwuumba

11h45 - 12h15

Discussions will focus on what needs to be done to programme for Young women and Girls and their sexual partners.

12h15 - 12h30

Discussion

 

SESSION ROOM 3: Adolescents, Young People and HIV Prevention Panel Discussion.

B. Linosi (NAPPA), AFRIYAN, Ms. J. Kabambe (UNICEF)

12h30 - 12h45

Call to Action #End adolescent AIDS - The "ALL"in Namibia Experience by S. Natanael and J. Kabambe.
View Abstract

12h45 - 13h00

Programme presentation: Securing High level commitment to adolescents and  young people's SRH needs  and rights in ESA by Ms. Aina Heita.

13h15 - 13h45

Panel Discussion with young people will be held to gage their perspectives in terms of the HIV response and the way forward. All young people are welcome to join this platform to voice their opinions.

13h45 - 14h45

Lunch Break

 

SESSION ROOM 3: Launch "Tune me" Application for young people: G.Hidinua

Ms. Grace Hidinua (UNFPA) AND Ms. J. Kabambe (UNICEF)

14h45 - 16h00

Launch "Tune me" Application for young people by G. Hidinua: This application provides an innovative and technology based platform for young people to assess their own risks and obtain HIV related information etc. UNFPA will be launching this application and young people are invited to join this session.

16h15 - 16h30

Discussion

16h30 - 16h45

Tea Break

 

SESSION ROOM 3: Demostrating the Cost Benefit Tool

Mr. M. Black (MoHSS)

16h45 - 18h00

Demonstrating the Cost Benefit Tool (CBT): Health risks of employees have a direct impact on absenteeism, death and disability rates in a company. They influence staff performance and productivity levels and can lead to higher staff turnovers. They often lack the hard figures that allow comparisons between the actual costs of health risks with the savings through targeted employee workplace programmes (EWP). This web based tool assists companies to calculate the financial impact of health risks and diseases on a company and at the same time projecting the potential savings and cost-benefit that could be accrued from interventions.

 

SESSION ROOM 4: Abstract Writing Workshop Two

Dr. Dimitri (CDC) , Dr. T. Negussie (CDC), Dr. A. Mengistu (MoHSS)

11h00 - 12h15

This session will focus on providing key principles in crafting a sound scientific abstracts. Aspirant researchers, programmers and scholars are invited to join this session.

12h15 - 12h30

Discussion

 

SESSION ROOM 4: “ Know your epidemic , Know your Response” (Workshop)

Dr. B. Gichanga (USAID), Brad Corner (USAID)

12h30 - 13h30

The aim of this session is to equip workshop participants in understanding their local epidemics and developing key intervention packages to the " right people, right places(epidemic hot spots in their respective areas). A tool on how to do the latter will be shared in this session.

13h30 - 13h45

Discussion

13h45 - 14h45

Lunch Break

 

SESSION ROOM 4: Findings from the National HIV Strategic Framework (NSF) End Term Review

Ms. J. Karirao : CHPO Expanded AIDS Response

14h45 - 16h30

Namibia's Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS is ending in March 2017, hence the Ministry of Health and Social Services commenced with the End Term Review for the NSF. The aim of this session will be to share the findings of the End Term Review.

16h30 - 16h45

Tea Break

 

SESSION ROOM 4: VMMC (Session two)

Ms. M. Nghatanga (ITECH) and M. Aupukolo (MoHSS)

16h45 - 17h00

Achieving the Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision Age Pivot in Erongo Namibia by N. Soboil.
View Abstract

17h15 - 17h30

Assessing Progress, Impact and Next steps for Voluntary Medical Male circumcision for HIV Prevention in Namibia by Mr. B. Corner.
View Abstract

17h30 - 17h45

Distribution of VMMC by age band among public and private clients by A. Mungaza.
View Abstract

17h45 - 18h00

Pattern of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Adverse Events (AEs) in Zambezi and Oshana Regions: Dr. E. Sithole.
View Abstract

18h00 - 18h30

Arrival of Invited Guests Dignitaries

18h30

National & AU Anthems

 

Session Summaries

 

HIV Prevention for Young People and Adults

Ms. I. Pietersen

 

Treatment and HIV prevention for Pediatrics and Adolescents

Dr. L. Brandt

 

Performance

Cultural Dance Troupe

 

Treatment for Adults

Dr. T. Mekonen

 

Response Management and Impact Mitigation

Ms. H. Ross (4 Children)

 

Swakopmund Declaration

Hon. Dr. Bernard Haufiku, Minister of Health and Social Services

 

Performance

“The Dogg”

 

Closing remarks

Her Worship Pauline Daphne Nashilundo the Mayor of Swakopmund Town

 

Vote of thanks

Ms. J. Karirao, Chief Health Programmes Expanded AIDS Response

 

Announcements

 

National and AU Anthems

18:30 - 20:00

Closing Ceremony Event

Commemorate those who passed- Village

20h00

Programme closes

 

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