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Namibia Field Staff

Elizabeth Burleigh, Chief of Party, has a background in capacity strengthening and in community-based programming for HIV and AIDS, integrated child health, RH, and malaria prevention and control. In addition to living and working for seven years in Zambia, six years in El Salvador, and ten years in Guatemala, she has provided short-term technical assistance to programs in Peru, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. She worked for three years among Native American and Hispanic populations in the southwest United States and assisted relief efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She holds an MPH in international health, an MPH in SBCC, and a PhD in medical anthropology.

Grace Hidinua, SBCC Technical Advisor, worked in the areas of HIV, TB, and malaria for the Global Fund Programme Management Unit of the Ministry of Health and Social Services. She also worked on RH issues for the Namibia Planned Parenthood Association. In addition to management training, she has a BA in social work and community development and an MPH in Global Health.

Erica Chaze Sibalatani Libuku, SBCC Technical Advisor, worked for Nestlé as a medical delegate and as a nurse. She holds a MPH, a degree in health services management, and diplomas in comprehensive nursing science and gender and development studies.

Marilyn Prescilla Nanus, Executive Secretary and Administrative Assistant, was project administrator within the Directorate of Special Programmes of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, and has held other administrative positions at public, private, and faith- based institutions. She has a BTech in business administration and is currently pursuing a BTech in accounting and finance.

David Olivier, Finance and HR Manager, was with AED’s NEPP Project and PSI’s Social Marketing Association (SMA)/Namibia Project. He also worked for Standard Bank of Namibia for more than nine years and studied cost and management accounting.

Stephanie Van der Walt, SBCC Technical Advisor, was workplace wellness technical advisor to Namibia’s Ministry of Education with AED’s Basic Education Support and NEPP projects. At age 24, she became chief registered nurse at an infectious diseases hospital, where her responsibilities included managing eight community health clinics. She has worked in the cardiac unit of Tygerberg Hospital and lectured in community health nursing, primary healthcare, nursing management, and nursing education at the University of Stellenbosch. She has a master's degree and a PhD in nursing.