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May 25, 2018

USAID staff joined provincial health officials and the King of the Zulus Goodwill Zwelithini to celebrate 1 million victories against HIV in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. During the multi-faceted event, South African singer and actor Melusi Yeni became the 1 millionth man to undergo Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision under a national HIV prevention program supported by USAID and PEPFAR, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Providing medical circumcisions is part of a comprehensive USAID approach to HIV prevention and treatment.

November 29, 2017

USAID through it's partner Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) joined the MEC for Health in Gauteng, Dr. Gwen Ramokgopa to launch the General Practitioner (GP) Care Cell pilot project in preparation for World AIDS Day. The launch took place at Dr. Lindi Shange's medical practice - Attmed Health Center, one of the five GPs involved in stage one of the three stage pilot. The GP Care Cell pilot project supoorted by PEPFAR/USAID is a collaboration between the Gauteng Provincial Department of Health, FPD and PPO Serve, designed to use the advantage and capacity of private general practitioners (GPs) to create additional HIV Testing Services (HTS) and ART initiation, management and retention capacity outside of public sector health facilities in a controlled manner.  

USAID at Taxi Wellness Campaign Launch
November 27, 2017

South Africa is burdened by one of the most severe TB epidemics in the world, while also dealing with the greatest burden of HIV-infected individuals.  TB prevalence is the world’s third highest, and millions are living with HIV/AIDS with hundreds of thousands of new infections each year. 

November 21, 2017

“As a disabled person I’m glad that I’m able to produce food to feed my family and the surrounding community. Re ea phela! (We can live in South Sotho!)” That’s Mom Rosie Mateko speaking. She’s a project leader and founder of Monyakeng Disabled People of South Africa. Mateko had been a teacher until she was disabled by a stroke a few years ago. 

Knowledge For Action website launch
November 6, 2017

It is a great pleasure to be with you today here in Soweto to share in the excitement of the launch of the Knowledge for Action website, which is part of the continued relationship between USAID, the ELMA Foundation, the Department of Basic Education, the Department of Higher Education and Training and the University of Johannesburg.

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Last updated: July 11, 2018

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