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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 ‘Programmatic implementation and technical assistance (TA) for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) prevention, care and treatment services throughout the health system in South Africa’ (SA SURE Plus) project strengthens and supports local capacity to provide sustainable HIV and TB-related care and treatment service delivery in South Africa through technical assistance (training, mentoring, coaching) and seconded direct service delivery.The ‘Plus’ at the end of the project name denotes the changed focus linked to the second round of funding.

    Currently, the project focuses at all levels of the health system – provincial, district, facility and community – to support Department of Health (DoH) facilities in four PEPFAR focus districts in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Province: eThekwini, uMgungundlovu, uThukela, and Zululand.
  • What is ‘CCMDD’?
    The acronym ‘CCMDD’ is the short-form term for the National Department of Health’s ‘Central Chronic Medicine Dispensing and Distribution’ programme, which distributes and dispenses medicine from a central point for patients with chronic conditions who are stable on their medication.
  • The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury, as one of the Principal Recipients (PRs) of the South African Global Fund (TGF) (2016−2019) Grants, appointed Health Systems Trust to act as a Sub-Recipient (SR) for the implementation of tailored, targeted and high-impact HIV and TB interventions to reach identified vulnerable populations in selected wards in the Amajuba and uThukela Districts.
  • 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.

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