The prevalence of HIV/AIDS is high - over 21% of the adult population. In the poorest parts of the country the rate is estimated to be even higher. UNICEF estimates that there are nearly 60,000 orphans as a result of HIV/AIDS, which is about 50% of all orphans
For SOS Children in Namibia, the priority is to strengthen the families and to prevent abandonment National figures are showing an increase in the mortality rate due to HIV/Aids, resulting in an escalation in vulnerability amongst the Namibian children. SOS Children works with the local communities near its three SOS Children’s Villages in Swakopmund, Tsumeb and Windhoek.
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