Medical Research Council
World Health Organization
Health Systems Trust
2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS: Global Progress Survey- Progression, Regression or Stagnation?UNAIDS
The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)
Mapping of HIV and AIDS Services and Resources in South Africa
Data was collected through self-administered questionnaires, staff interviews and record reviews. Detailed information on specific aspects of HIV and AIDS programmes was obtained by interviewing key informants including HIV and AIDS coordinators and district managers.
Management of HIV and AIDS Services at the sub-district level
The study revealed that at sub-district level there is a range of public and private sector role players as well as civil society organisations providing HIV and AIDS services.1 However, HIV and AIDS activities were characterised by lack of coordination between the Departments of Health (DoH), Social Development (DoSD) and Education (DoE), between and within provincial and local government health services, and between the public, private and civil society sectors. Referral systems between the different levels of service provision such as between communitybased services, clinics and hospitals were often lacking or weak.
Information management systems (IMS) were also weak. HIV and AIDS information was not integrated into the routine health IMS and most sub-districts collected different pieces of information, which were managed through IMS. Hospital and primary health care (PHC) data were also fragmented with district information officers (DIOs) often not having access to hospital HIV and AIDS data including prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) data, data on provision of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and Step Down Care. Data on provision of services by non governmental organisations (NGOs), even where these were funded by the DoH or DoSD, were often difficult to obtain and where data was available it was hard to interpret.
The lowest level at which funds were managed was at district level. However, this varied between provinces and between departments. It was difficult for provincial departments to provide data on the amounts of the conditional grant given to a particular district or the criteria used to allocate the grant between districts. The only funding information that was easily provided by most departments was the amount of money given to NGOs for provision of home based care (HBC), child care and support to people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHAs).
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