Minie@ Community Implementers Forum. 24/11/2011

1. Keynote address:

1.       Dutch policy in the field of development cooperation – Deputy head of mission Mr Wouter Jurgens Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands

·         They have been active in SA since 1994

·         Dutch involvement in HIV in SA is ending this year and will now focus on poor countries or those in transition in southern Africa, particularly targeting the trucking routes, prostitution and HIV on a regional basis. SA no longer falls within the criteria of countries they support.

2.      2.  State of HIV & AIDS Service delivery in the City of Tshwane municipality 2011 – John Matjila, University of Pretoria

·         Summary of findings – 5th edition of Tshwane report on HIV services



Category


Findings


June 2011


HCT


11.9 mil tested – 79% of target (Zuma call for HCT) 21,000 1st year students tested


ART


1.4 mil on treatment – 150% increase


TB


4.2 mil screened for TB; 65,209 0n treatment – 277% increase


NIM-ART


2000 nurses certified vs 250; 2,205 sites certified vs 490


December 2010


Circumcision


17,000 performed


Condom distribution


403.8 mil male condoms distributed; 4.4 mil female condoms distributed

 3.       Report on HIV services released since 2007



Findings


Service providers in Tshwane


Most are in highly populated areas


Types


NGO’s have been more in number than private, public and PBO’s. NGO’s are the major contributors and still increasing


Staffing in organisations (to see if there will be stability and if it will last


NGO’s (major contributor)


58.8% are fulltime staff; 36.6% are volunteers.


Public & FBO sector also active


 


FBO’s


93% volunteers; 5.3% full time staff

 4.       General summary of findings in the report

·         A number of services have stabilized

·         Condom distribution decreased and stabilized

·         Drug use and violence against women is on the increase and a growing concern. This is country wide as well. Rape, HCBC (Home Community-based Care), Income generating projects are also on the increase

·         HIV advocacy and nutritional support are on the decrease

·         NGO’s are the main contributor in support services as well as in prevention

·         Public sector main contributor in treatment related services

·         IPT, DOTS + Cotrimoxazole providers lower than number of TB screening providers

 5.       Way forward

·         Integrate TB and HIV services due to the relationship between the two

·         Ensure wider access to HCT and ART especially for children

·         Increase number of OVC services + support to NGO’S with OVC programs (there is 43.3% coverage)

·         Increase the ability of sectors to leverage and support each other through TMAC

·         Continue to provide municipal specific information for Monitoring and Evaluation purposes.

 6.       Challenges

·         Drug abuse, women and child abuse. These are serious problems that will hinder efforts being made to curb TB and HIV infections

·         It is also difficult to control HIV infection if Gender Based Violence is on the increase 

 7.       TB and HIV co infection – Alice Mokone, Sediba Hope Pretoria

·         Gave general presentation on the process their organisation uses to screen and assist TB patients as well as tips on good hygiene.

FPD has a Calculator on its site under tools which provides statistics and details of service providers. It also calculates the need for ART etc. A very good site to use which also includes score cards www.foundation.co.za

 

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