SA National Strategic Plans for HIV and AIDS, STIs and TB

National Strategic Plan on HIV, STIs and TB 2012-2016

The publication of the National Strategic Plan for HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and TB 2012-2016 marks a milestone in our nation’s response to the dual epidemics of HIV and TB. This five-year strategy reflects the progress we have made in achieving clearer understanding of the challenges posed by these epidemics and the increasing unity of purpose among all the stakeholders who are driven by a shared vision to attain the highest impact of our policies towards our long-term vision of zero new HIV and TB infections.

Human Resources for Health South Africa

HRH Strategy for the Health Sector: 2012/13 – 2016/17. An overview of the trends and challenges in HRH for South Africa is grouped into 3 thematic areas. For each thematic area the key issues are highlighted and brief recommendations provided which informed the HRH Strategy. Theme I The supply of health professionals and equity of access Theme II Education, training and research Theme III The working environment of the health workforce

CEGAA TAC Joint Statement: A story of hope on national HIV and AIDS policy and funding in South Africa

President Jacob Zuma made a commitment to HIV and AIDS treatment in December 2009 when he announced the new HIV and AIDS policy stipulating that the provision of treatment to TB co-infected patients, infants and pregnant women will now be available up to a CD4 count of 350. As of end of September 2009, the health HIV and AIDS conditional grant has commendably supported a massive enrollment of AIDS patients on the ARV treatment (ART) programme, with a cumulative number of more than 920 000 patients initiated on the treatment. This marks a 91 per cent increase of patients enrolled on the ART programme from the 483 084 patients enrolled by April 2008. Budget 2010 released on the 17 February 2010 has progressively added new funds amounting to R3 billion to fund the president?s new policy and to sustain existing programmes and projects in the 2010/11 ? 2012/13 medium term, and to support the increase of AIDS patients receiving ARVs to 2.1 million by 2012/13 . Of concern though, is the lack of increasing commitment to prevention interventions, without which the treatment needs and costs will continue to increase.

South African Health Review 2011 by Health Systems Trust

The SAHR 2011 provides valuable policy and empirical information on a range of issues that are related to and impact on the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement and primary health care re-engineering as envisaged by the National Department of Health (NDoH). A range of experts provide commentary on topics ranging from rural health, health technology to human resources. SAHR 2011 also contains a section on core health issues, where developments in health information systems, financing health care, and health legislation and policy are discussed. The Review concludes with data on the functioning and performance of the health system.

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