HIV programs and inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Namibia

Project Title HIV programs and inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Namibia
Project Summary Conduct a desk review and develop a white paper on HIV programs and inclusion of persons with disabilities for Namibia, including best practices/successes from other countries on inclusive awareness programs for deaf and mitigating persons with disabilities' increased risk of HIV.
Country Namibia
Agency Agency for International Development
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

This project includes conducting a desk review to review current Southern Africa research and projects on including persons with disability in HIV prevention and treatment programs. After conducing this review, the intern will develop a white paper on HIV programs and inclusion of persons with disabilities for Namibia, including best practices/successes from other countries on inclusive awareness programs for deaf and mitigating persons with disabilities' increased risk of HIV. This concise document, with references, should highlights the issues,implications and what other countries are doing to address the issue. Disabilities can lead to decrease in information, access to health services, and increased risk of certain health issues, including HIV. Limited information is available in a consolidated manner for use with internal audiences, the US Embassy Windhoek, the State Department (to request relief and/or additional funds) and to share with development partners.

Required Skills or Interests
Additional Information

We are looking for someone with strong analytical, verbal and writing skills. Ability to work independently or with a small virtual team. Fluent in English. Those interested in the link between physical/mental disability and public health and how to address their needs, especially around communication and strategic behavior communication, in sub-Saharan Africa. Sample formats will be provided to the intern for desk review and white paper.