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January 9, 2015

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The US government, in partnership with the South African Government (SAG), has supported the massive scale up of Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) related services in South Africa. The challenges and needs for maintaining and expanding quality ART, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT). and HIV/TB services continue to be demanding. This program builds upon previous President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) support under the USAID HIV clinical services and antiretroviral treatment program to ensure continuing capacity building to the South African National Department of Health (NDOH) to improve and expand comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB services to existing and future clients receiving HIV/AIDS care, support and treatment. This program will provide funding to South African organizations to assist the SAG to strengthen comprehensive HIV/TB care and treatment services and to support PEPFAR's transition from direct service delivery to capacity building across HIV/TB prevention, care, quality laboratory services and ART programs in selected districts.

Rescue South Africa
February 8, 2011

PRETORIA – In response to a request from the South African Department of Social Development, the United States Mission to South Africa, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided over R350,000 of financial assistance to Rescue South Africa (RSA) to provide emergency relief services to flood-impacted South Africans.

Safe Water
January 26, 2011

The Elliotdale Rural Water Supply Project is to be officially launched at the Nchihana Village, near Elliotdale, by the Executive Mayor of Amathole District Municipality, Alderman Sakhumzi Somyo, at a function to be held on Wednesday, 26 January 2011.

November 26, 2010

A recent study by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has found a high HIV infection rate among farm workers in South Africa’s Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces.

Conducted over three months (March to May 2010) on 23 commercial farms in the Malelane, Musina and Tzaneen areas, this Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance Survey (IBBSS) involved 2810 farm workers. The survey found that 39.5 percent of farm workers who anonymously gave blood specimens for testing are HIV positive. This is twice the national prevalence of 18.1 percent* in South Africa.

Jill Derderian and Cathy Moore
August 6, 2010

Uthungulu District; August 6, 2010: The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Health (DoH) can screen and treat one million women for cervical cancer in the next two years, following USAID’s donation of more than R5 million of specialty medical and surgical equipment, commemorating Women’s day and month.

Jimmie Briggs and Thoko Majokweni
July 6, 2010

On June 2nd, 2010, USAID hosted Jimmie Briggs, a journalist, author, and activist, on a visit to a Thuthuzela Care Center (TCC) in Tembisa, South Africa. He was in the country to promote his Man Up campaign. The campaign’s main focus is to create a following amongst youths globally to join efforts to prevent violence against women. USAID has been working with advocate Thoko Majokweni, the head of the Sexual Offences and Community Affairs (SOCA) Unit of South Africa’s National Prosecution Authority, to help launch multiple TCCs across South Africa.

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