Year work began
Number of facilities
Number of NATS
“I was amazed how Zvandiri in Zimbabwe had people at the centre of the HIV response and they were so involved in helping their peers. It really hit somewhere – I also wanted to help my peers – to be equipped with knowledge and skills so I can equip my peers. I felt that the CATS model would work for us here in Namibia and it is really working the way it is supposed to. Every engagement with Zvandiri is learning.”
– Lazarus, Senior NATS
“We started in two districts. Having more teen clubs increased enrolment and MoHSS quickly saw that children and adolescents were more open to discussing personal information with NATS. Their knowledge around HIV increased and they got more support with their different challenges.
It became clear that the NATS programme is well placed to address adolescent health and issues connected to adolescents living with HIV and their sexual and reproductive health – which is one of the priority areas in the NSP. MOHSS scaled up to three further districts in 2020 and plan to move the NATS Programme to another two under COP22.”
– Sylvia Ashikoto, National Paediatric ART Care Coordinator, Ministry of Health and Social Services