North America

Achieving sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls through the HIV response

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The case studies that follow, from across sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Europe and Central
Asia, Latin America and North America, highlight the rich diversity of community initiatives that
bridge sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV. The report has a strategic emphasis
on the innovation that is being led by women living with HIV and features pioneering endeavours
that reflect community and key stakeholder interpretation and understanding of how this
intersection is defined. It profiles initiatives that have emerged from within the HIV sector as it
broadens out to encompass a sexual and reproductive health and rights approach, as well as

Tuberculosis in South Africa

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HST Update
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Health Systems Trust
Tuberculosis remains the most important communicable disease in the world. In South Africa it accounts for over 80% of all notifiable diseases. The combination of a bacterium which presents special problems in treatment and the tissue destruction that results from the host response have made it a dangerous and life threatening disease since very early human civilization.