Anne-Marie Nitschke

Anne-Marie Nitschke is National Director for HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in Namibia’s Ministry of Health and Social Services Directorate of Special Programmes. She spearheads programs aimed at prolonging life expectancy and providing support to rural and urban communities in Namibia to reduce the impact of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria. She designs, manages, and directs policy development, strategic planning, resource mobilization and coordination, facilitation, and monitoring and evaluation of the national response across sectors. She leads a programme aimed at creating an enabling environment for people living with and affected by HIV to ensure they enjoy a culture of acceptance, openness, and compassion. Prevention of HIV and STIs and oversight of financial budgets are also in her portfolio. Over the last 10 years, she successfully managed implementation of grants from PEPFAR and Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. She holds a Certificate in Managing Health and Social Services, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Health Care and Social Welfare Management, and a Certificate in Management Development from Stellenbosch University. Her public health experience includes institutional development and capacity building, integration of public and private partnerships in health care service delivery, and design and delivery of short courses and system-strengthening research.

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