HIV is a major factor in maternal and child mortality in Namibia, where it contributes to 59% of maternal deaths in the country, and 14% of infant deaths. About 250,000 people live with the virus in Namibia. The country also has the fourth-highest prevalence of tuberculosis in the world, and almost half of those infected are HIV-positive.

This is why integrating HIV services into maternal and child health, family planning, and tuberculosis services is key, and IntraHealth International is working to do just that through the USAID HIV Clinical Services Technical Assistance Project (UTAP).