Tuesday 17 October 2017

Namibia's roadside clinics offer free anti-retroviral treatment

Namibia's roadside clinics offer free anti-retroviral treatment
(Xinhuanet 03/08/17)
Namibia's roadside clinics offer free anti-retroviral treatment

Namibia's Walvis Bay Corridor Group's (WBCG) Wellness Service initiated an Anti-Retroviral Treatment campaign at two of its Roadside Wellness Clinics.

Manager of WBCG's Wellness Services, Edward Shivute on Tuesday in an update of the campaign which commenced on Feb. 22, said the HIV Anti-Retroviral Treatment program is being done as part of a pilot phase at the two clinics in the Zambezi and Ohangwena regions respectively.

Shivute said their clinics are now able to provide comprehensive health services through HIV testing and immediately initiating HIV positive clients on life saving treatment.

"Through this, we are not only reducing the burden of patients on public health facilities, but we provide hard to reach populations with an opportunity to access vital health services at community and workplace levels," he added.

According to Shivute, the implementation of the project is in line with the National Strategic Framework on HIV response, with a particular focus on reaching out to key and vulnerable populations.

"The plan is to extend these services to the other two clinics in the Khomas and Erongo regions as well," he added.

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