Ten local officials to embark on India visit to help improve HIV service delivery
Ten representatives from the health, finance ministries, National Planning Commission, as also civil society groups will visit India from 30 June to 5 July.
According to a statement from the Indian Embassy, the visit is for the officials to learn from India’s experience of effectively using social contracting mechanism in its AIDS control programme to scale up HIV service delivery and significantly reduce AIDS prevalence.
High Commissioner Prashant Agrawal briefed the delegation on extensive ongoing cooperation between Namibia and India in health sector.
He also provided an overview of initiatives and policy approaches taken by government of India along with its partners in successfully controlling HIV prevalence.
The visit is being organized in collaboration with UNAIDS Regional and Country Offices.
Caption: Namibian delegation visiting India is seen with High Commissioner Prashant Agrawal, Head of Chancery Vipul Bawa and UNAIDS official Patricia Ongpin