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South Africa's Fight Against HIV/AIDS

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South Africa has the largest population of people living with HIV/Aids – more than five million – of any country in the world. While the prevalence rate isn’t the highest, it means that one in four individuals is infected (for women that translates to more than 30%, while for men this is about 20%). The country has a lot of work to do to provide treatment and protect those not infected

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South Africa's Fight Against HIV/AIDS

  1. 1. South Africa's Fight Against HIV/AIDS WILLAH JOSEPH MUDOLO
  2. 2. South Africa's Fight Against HIV/AIDS South Africa has the largest population of people living with HIV/Aids – more than five million – of any country in the world. While the prevalence rate isn’t the highest, it means that one in four individuals is infected (for women that translates to more than 30%, while for men this is about 20%). The country has a lot of work to do to provide treatment and protect those not infected. 30%20% for womenfor men
  3. 3. Willah Joseph Mudolo | 3 T here are good signs from the South African government that it is ready to do its best to combat the disease. From gaining grants from the international community to individual agencies and foundations stepping up awareness campaigns, the country is going all out to tackle the disease. South Africa is also a middle- income economy, meaning it has some resources to fund the response initiatives. One of the engagements towards strengthening the healthcare and community systems is a project called Care and Support to Improve Patient Outcomes (CaSIPO), which is the result of work between the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). One of the visions for the project is to ensure an AIDS-free generation, thanks to a shared concern between partner organisations and countries. Oneof the engagements towards strengthening the healthcare and community systems is a project called Care and Support to Improve Patient Outcomes (CaSIPO), which is the result of work between the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
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