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  • Article Date:
    2018-01-22

    ​​​As most of us know, South Africa has the largest burden of HIV/AIDS with approximately 7 million people living with HIV by 2015, which included 240 000 children under 15.

     We also have the largest antiretroviral treatment (ART) programme in the world, which works in concert with co...

  • Article Date:
    2017-06-23

    ​We have all seen the stories on the TV news – long queues of patients at clinics, waiting for medicines that may not be available while over-stretched health workers try to juggle competing demands. ​An innovative programme by the National Department of...

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  • The project aims to address the unfinished business of pediatric and adolescent HIV in KwaZulu-Natal by using a quality improvement and KidzAlive strategies to accelerate the identification and enrollment of HIV positive children and adolescents on treatment, and ensuring that they are retained in care.

    The project works alongside the SA SURE project and community partners and supports 62 project-linked health facilities in three KwaZulu-Natal districts.
  • The VCT II Project (“The Power of Knowing”) collaborates with private service providers (NGOs, general practitioners, nurses and pharmacies) to provide efficient and effective HIV counselling and testing (HCT) and supplemental services such as TB screening as part of an “HCT franchise network”. This three-year initiative which was endorsed by the National Department of Health) ran from October 2014 to September 2017 and was then extended to December 2018. The project uses a franchise model which promotes formal collaboration among public, private and non-governmental sectors, in order to increase the HCT coverage in two provinces: Northern Cape and Limpopo. Service providers in this project provide testing for free, and refer clients who do not have private medical insurance to the public sector for ART initiation and treatment. This model facilitates continuous training and quality control for all service providers who join the franchise.
  • The SA SURE Plus project strengthens and supports capacity to provide sustainable HIV and TB-related care and treatment in South Africa through training, mentoring, coaching and direct service delivery. Currently, the project deploys over 300 staff members to support seven districts (including over 600 facilities) spread over three provinces (Eastern Cape, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal).

    The project focuses primarily on strengthening of health systems in the areas of Ideal Clinic Realisation and maintenance, change management within the 90-90-90 initiative, expanding the rollout of alternative access to chronic medication (CCMDD) and supporting Universal Test and Treat (UTT) initiatives in the supported districts, including two hosting the DREAMS project.

    The approach is focused on sustainable capacity development at the lowest level within the district health system. This will not only integrate national health priority actions such as 90-90-90, Primary Health Care Re-Engineering, National Health Insurance, the National Core Standards and the Ideal Clinics initiative but also focus on improving the quality of care.

    The activities are accompanied by a monitoring and evaluation framework to track changes in service delivery and monitor and evaluate the impact of the project interventions. This approach allows the project to adapt, improve and innovate and also includes support for the implementation of Integrated TIER.NET and WEB DHIS.

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