CIET first worked in Namibia in 2002. Namibia is one of the three countries in the CIET Choice Disability trial of interventions to reduce the effects of choice disability and thus reduce HIV infection, and the University of Namibia partners with CIET in the ADAPT (African Development of AIDS Prevention Trials capacities) programme.
Namibia lies on the west coast of Southern Africa, and has borders with South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Angola. The 2011 census recorded a population of 2.1 million. The 2011 estimated adult (15-49) prevalence of HIV was 13.4%.
The Choice Disability Trial in Namibia
Implementation of the Choice Disability trial in Namibia reflects the overall implementation of the trial across all three countries. Stratified random allocation of interventions to the 27 trial sites (communities) in Namibia meant that:
- 14 received the Beyond Victims and Villains (BVV) intervention (alone or in combination)
- 14 received the Focused Workshop (FW) intervention (alone or in combination)
- 13 received the Concerting intervention (alone or in combination)
- 4 received no trial intervention
The three countries in the trial have undertaken the interventions somewhat differently, reflecting their particular national characteristics. We describe here how the field teams have undertaken the interventions in Namibia.
For previous work in Namibia click here.