This month, the I-TECH Namibia team in Seattle hosted a delegation from the Namibian Ministry of Defence, including the Honorable Deputy Minister of Defence Lempy Lucas.
The visit is tied to I-TECH’s programmatic grant work with the US Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, led by Principal Investigator Dr. Ann Downer, which aims to reduce the incidence of HIV and AIDS among uniformed personnel in Namibia and other African nations.
The group visited the Madison Clinic for HIV care at Harborview Hospital; the veterans affairs hospital; the Foster School of Business Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking; and a research lab at the University of Washington (UW).
The purpose of the visit is to see best practices in HIV prevention, care, and treatment and better understand challenges and how they have been surmounted. Accompanying the delegation are I-TECH Namibia Country Director Deqa Ali and the Director of Primary Health Care at the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services, Maggie Nghatanga. They also visited the UW School of Nursing and attended several sessions of the UW Department of Global Health’s annual summer Principles of STD/HIV Research course.
Learn more about I-TECH’s work in Namibia.