Namibia

Overview

EDUCATION

The total percentage of people aged 15 years and above in Namibia who can both read and write is 89%. The minimum school leaving age is 16 years while attendance is still high at 90%.  Reproductive health and comprehensive sexuality education has been integrated into the life-skills curriculum as well as in subjects like Biology and Life Science. Primary and secondary school teachers receive training on the curriculum.

SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES

Family planning services are free and available to all Namibians, with all facilities providing family planning, counselling and contraceptives. HIV infections are also declining. Some of the key drivers for infection still include lack of male circumcision, multiple partners, excessive alcohol use, transactional and intergenerational sex and lack of knowledge of status/HIV testing.

The Charter of Rights and the National Policy on HIV and AIDS for the Education Sector both suggest that young people are meant to have access to comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services. Mobile testing units and young people-friendly testing centres are becoming more common with further implementation.

Updates and Stories

Workshops held at The National Cultural Festival in Mozambique

20 octobre, 2014   |   Blog, Nouvelles, Notre Voix,

Every two years, the Ministry of Culture organizes the National Cultural Festival in the province of Inhambane in Mozambique. The festival hosts domestic and international artists, cultural agents, and practitioners for a weeklong celebration of dive...

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L’education joue un role cle pour mettre fin aux grossesses chez les adolescentes en Afrique Orientale et Australe

6 novembre, 2014   |   Blog, Notre Voix,

Chaque fille a le droit de compléter une éducation de qualité. Cependant, la réalité est que beaucoup n'arrivent pas jusqu'à la fin de leur études. La grossesse des adolescentes est une cause importante de l'augmentation de l'abandon scolaire,...

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Prendre position sur la Journée Mondiale du SIDA

1 décembre, 2014   |   Blog, Notre Voix

Aujourd'hui est un jour marqué par la Journée Mondiale du Sida. Chaque année, le 1er Décembre est consacré à la sensibilisation à la pandémie du sida causée par la propagation de l'infection au VIH. Selon l'UNICEF, il y avait 2,1 millions...

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