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Namibia: expanded antiretroviral treatment shows benefits

People sit in a waiting room at Katutura State Hospital, Windhoek, Namibia.
WHO/James Oatway

Katutura State Hospital in Namibia began providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 2003 at the dawn of a global effort to put three million people on the treatment by 2005, known as the 3 by 5 initiative. Although the ART target was not reached until 2007, the overall initiative galvanized the expansion of treatment in low-and middle-income countries.

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