Windhoek 
CAPITAL


English
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)


2,182,852
POPULATION


190,000
# OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS


17,000
# OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH TB


 14,406
# OF MALARIA CASES


 *All data is courtesy of globalhealthfacts.org Updated March 2011

ASM Impact

  • 2 Biosafety Training Workshops Conducted
  • 28 Laboratories Engaged
  • 37 People Trained
  • 2 Laboratories Mentored
  • 11 Laboratory Staff Mentored
  • 2 Consultant Visits


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Since 2006, ASM has worked closely with local partners to build TB laboratory capacity and safety procedures and to develop strategies to improve the quality of lab testing at national and regional levels.  ASM is helping to strengthen laboratory capacity and capability that meets the needs of Namibia’s “National Tuberculosis Control Program”.

 

LabCap in Namibia

Program Areas

  • TB
  • Biosafety

 

Success Stories

Strengthening Biosafety Capabilities in TB Laboratories in Namibia

Recognizing that effective biosafety practices are critical to ensure the health of laboratory workers and their communities, ASM, in collaboration with CDC-Namibia and NIP, have successfully conducted since 2012 two Biosafety Training Workshops for 28 NIP medical laboratories and 37 laboratorians, ranging from Laboratory Managers to Laboratory Assistants working in BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories in Namibia.  The objective of these ASM workshops was to ensure that personnel working in the TB laboratory are trained to handle Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) safely, to prevent infection to themselves, their co-workers and the community.  The workshops also aimed to be a “Training of Trainers” and thus participants were expected to transfer what they learned to other staff members in their laboratories. 

 

BioResource Center

Polytechnic of Namibia (PON) – Windhoek City 

 

Ambassadors to Namibia

County Ambassador

Sylvestor Moyo - Namibia edited

Young Ambassador - Taking Applications

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