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South Africa Directory of Development Organisations

Guide to International Organisations, Governments, Private Sector, Development Agencies, Civil Society, Universities, Banks,, Microfinance Institutions and Development Consulting Firms


This document is a broad national strategic plan designed to guide the country' s response as a whole to the epidemic. It is not a plan for the health sector specifically, but a statement of intent for the country as a whole, both within and outside government. It is recognised that no single sector, ministry, department or organisation is by itself responsible for the addressing the HIV epidemic. It is envisaged that all government departments, organisations and stakeholders will use this document as the basis to develop their own strategic and operational plans so that all our initiatives as a country as a whole can be harmonised to maximise efficiency and effectiveness.

HIV and AIDS and STI Strategic Plan 2007-2011

The HIV & AIDS and STI Strategic Plan for South Africa 2007-2011 flows from the National Strategic Plan of 2000-2005 as well as the Operational Plan for Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Care, Management, and Treatment. It represents the country's multisectoral response to the challenge with HIV infection and the wide-ranging impacts of AIDS

Policy and Guidelines for the implementation of the PMTCTProgramme - 2007, South Africa

This is an update of the National PMTCT policy and guideline. The South African PMTCT programme, conceptualized in 2000, has been implemented at pilot sites since 2001, and nationally since 2002. This policy document seeks to provide continued guidance towards successful reduction of mother to child transmission, building on work done in the past decade. Since the initiation in 2001 there have been some advances in knowledge, although much is still unknown.

South Africa UNGASS Country Report

There is a particularly encouraging trend, a decline from 16% in 2004 to 13.5% in 2006 (Figure 2), among women younger than 20 years of age as well as a decline in prevalence in those between 20 and 24 years of age (from 30.6% in 2005 to 28.0% in 2006). This could be the beginning of the long-awaited downward trend of prevalence among pregnant youth in South Africa. At  least two more survey rounds with the same 2006 expanded sampling methodology will be necessary to draw a conclusion on the downward HIV trend among pregnant women. 

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