First lady of Namibia wins international award for her work in fight against Aids


Namibia is on course to reach UNAIDS targets by 2020 says First Lady Monica Geingos who has received an international award for her role in the  fight against Aids in Namibia.

Mrs Geingos publicly commended her country’s successful fight against Aids as she and Irish pop star, Sir Bob Geldof, were presented with the 2018 World Without Aids Award at the 25th Opera Gala event hosted by the German Aids Foundation at the Deutsche Opera on Sunday in Berlin, Germany, the Namibian Broadcasting Agency (NBA) reported.

More than 2000 guests were in attendance at the event, including the President of the Federal Republic of German, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier and First Lady Elke Büdenbender.

She spoke about Namibia’s success in its response to HIV in her acceptance speech.

She has mainly focused on initiatives that engage young people on the disease through her #BeFree movement, a multi-faceted youth-driven platform that also facilitates access to services.

The  country’s success is attributed to global solidarity and investments, with domestic funding accounting for 65 percent of its HIV response.


African News Agency (ANA)

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