Health care system
This Annual Report of the Health Systems Trust (HST) reflects an extensive programme of research and development initiatives during the 2004/05 financial year, responding to priority health needs in South Africa and the broader SADC region.The following four strategic areas received particular attention during this year:
i. the supply and distribution of human resources in the public health sector
The Southern African Development Community Project on Sexually Transmitted Infections in High Transmission Areas
1. Enhancement of Syndromic Management of STIs in the Selected Cross Border/High Transmission Sites: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland
Africa south of the Sahara is the region most affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, with more than thirty million people living with HIV and AIDS in the region. It is estimated that there are approximately 10 million young people aged 15-24 years and almost 3 million children under 15 years of age living with HIV.