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Organization Contact Information

Name: School of Public Health, University of Namibia (UNAM)
Street 1: 340 Mandume Ndemufayo Ave
Street 2: P/Bag 13301
City: Windhoek
Province: Khomas
Post Code: 900
Country: Namibia
Phone: 061-2063111
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Penehafo
Last Name: Angula
Title: HOD: Community and Global Health Department at School of Public Health
Phone: 0652232258/+264812489408

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Prof
Title: Adjunct Professor at School of Public Health (Community and Global Health)
Phone: +27622583986

General Information

Board Constituency: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Academic / Research Institution
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
1. The School of Public Health was established three years back (in 2016) within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Namibia (UNAM). The mission of UNAM is to be a beacon of excellence and innovation in teaching, research and extension services while the mission for the School of Public Health is to improve population health and contribute to health equity in Namibia and beyond through quality education, research, and community service.
2. We are interested in TB because Namibia is among the top five countries in the world with the highest per capita TB disease burden. Additionally the magnitude of drug-resistant TB in the country remains high but some people in the country are still ignorant about TB.

3. Some of our staff serve in the National TB committee and contribute to the development of the National Guidelines for the Management of Tuberculosis, and TB infection control guidelines. The School contributes in terms of research as our post graduate students conduct various types of research from the National TB research agenda. We do consultancies that involve TB/HIV. We teach Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Field Epidemiology and we use TB Surveillance as an example. Our post graduate students are working on TB program as managers and we use TB scenarios in our teaching. We do coordinate and collaborate with the Ministry of Health and other partners such as WHO on TB research agenda. All these activities will contribute to the control of TB in the country and our its neighbors.

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Specializations / Areas of Work

Civil Society and Community Engagement
Delivery of health services and care
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance
Working on Key Populations related to TB

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who: We are informed by our Adjunct Professor who has been involved in the Stop TB Partnership before. He was an Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Stop TB partneship. .
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
As an academic institution our contributions are mostly on teaching, research and involvement in community service. We contribute to training in collaboration with the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services and other partners. We do train Master degree students namely Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Field Epidemiology on TB Surveillance. Some of our staff members are actively involved in the review of National TB Guidelines.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Namibia
Which countries do you do operate in:
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Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: May 9, 2018
Last updated: May 9, 2018