04 Zwane Sahara Presentation 30 4 Dec 2009 (Revised

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  • 1. HIV TESTING AT BREE STREET TAXI RANK Presenter Ephraim Zwane
  • 2. Topics covered • Background • Activities • VCT Data • Future Plans
  • 3. The Aurum Institute Vision Who we are An internationally respected African institution that transforms health in the community.
  • 4. Aurum’s Focus We focus on researching and What we do implementing integrated approaches to managing HIV and TB
  • 5. Emthonjeni Programme Purpose In partnership with relevant stakeholders, we make health services more accessible to marginalised workers in a way that promotes behaviour change and involves the communities of these workers, focusing on TB, HIV and STI screening.
  • 6. Emthonjeni Centre • The Centre was launched in August 2008 • Based at Bree street Taxi rank. • Partnership with Metro Trading Company. (City of Johannesburg).
  • 7. Emthonjeni Centre Services • HIV information ,education and awareness. • Condoms distribution. • Counseling and Testing. • Symptomatic TB screening. • ARV treatment and care through GP program and Government Clinics. • Blood pressure, glucose testing ,weight, height and general health advice. • Attend to emergencies within the Metro Mall.
  • 8. Target Groups Taxi operators Informal traders Commuters
  • 9. Staff complement... Centre Manager. 1 professional. 1 Enrolled Nurse. 4 Counsellors. 2 Mobilising Officers. 1 Administrator.
  • 10. VCT data... August 08 to September 09 ACTIVITIES MALES FEMALES TOTAL % TESTED 2467 3612 6079 NEGATIVE 2120 2746 4866 80% POSITIVE 347 866 1213 20%
  • 11. VCT data cont..... Aug 08-Sep 09
  • 12. VCT data cont.... Taxi operators
  • 13. VCT data cont.... • Traders:
  • 14. VCT data cont.... Domestic workers
  • 15. VCT data cont....
  • 16. VCT data cont...... VCT per agegroup and gender 1,200 1,000 800 Male 600 Female 400 200 0 <18 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 >=60
  • 17. VCT data cont… VCT by gender and marital status 100% 80% 60% Female 40% Male 20% 0% Single Married Other
  • 18. EMTHONJENI SME PROJECT • Consist of 3 mobile vans; Snap shot team, medical team, behavioural team and follow- up team. • 3358 tested (Selby industrial area). • 18 – 29 age group (48%) • 53% men (NSP) • 559 tested positive • 17%
  • 19. Future plans Health Services specifically for Taxi operators and Traders. TB case finding, vision, physical exam. Complete Prof Driver’s Permit. Male circumcision Treatment site for HIV, TB, STI Develop at other sites
  • 20. Acknowledgements • 11 Taxi Associations • Metro Mall Trader Association • Metro Trading Company • PEPFAR and CDC • Emthonjeni Staff
  • 21. THANK YOU