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  • PROGRAMME REVIEW COMMITTEE

    The SANAC Programme Review Committee (PRC) meeting was held on 8 April 2014. Matters under discussion included an update on the SANAC’s Prevention Technical Task Team (TTT)’s key focus areas and the approval of the Stigma Index. Prioritising prevention Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, chairperson of SANAC’s Prevention TTT, highlighted the Read More
  • MOTLANTHE TAKES A BOW

    The SANAC Plenary Meeting held in April was the last to be chaired by then-Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. While many successes were celebrated at the meeting, there still remain many challenges in South Africa’s HIV and TB response. The SANAC Plenary Meeting held in Modimolle in Limpopo on 15 April Read More
  • SANAC RESPONDS TO THE HSRC SURVEY

    SANAC CEO Dr Fareed Abdullah responds to the HSRC National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey for 2012 and states that targeted campaigns and programmes that address specific sexual transmission patterns that drive the epidemic are needed. The 2012 Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Read More
  • TRADITIONAL LEADERS RECOMMIT TO SOUTH AFRICA’S HIV RESPONSE SUCCESS

    A Traditional Leaders’ Summit held in March yielded excellent results, including a pledge signed by the Department of Health, SANAC and the Traditional Leaders which will see the three institutions working together to address South Africa’s HIV epidemic.   “I wish to speak about HIV prevention programmes and interventions which Read More
  • ADDRESSING FUNDING GAPS TO MAINTAIN HIV RESPONSE PROGRESS

    Although the South African Government’s response to the HIV and TB epidemics in recent years has been lauded internationally, the country faces the long-term prospect of supporting millions of people on antiretrovirals (ARVs) each year. In addition, South Africa needs to invest in addressing the structural drivers of the epidemics Read More
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News

  • Prevention not Rescue: Civil Society Call for Safe Male Circumcision in All Settings
    Issue date: 11 July 2014. The South African National AIDS Council’s (SANAC) Civil Society Forum (CSF) is deeply saddened by the 32 reported deaths (25 Eastern Cape, five Mpumalanga, one Western Cape and one Limpopo) that have occurred nationally since the start of the 2014 winter initiation season. The forum…
  • CHANGE MADE VISIBLE
    CHANGE MADE VISIBLE On World AIDS Day (WAD), 1 December 2013, Deputy President of South Africa and chairperson of SANAC, Kgalema Motlanthe, took a public HIV test at the WAD key event in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga. Motlanthe also took to the stage to address thousands of people who had come from various parts…
  • LESSONS FROM THE DEATH OF A STAR
    LESSONS FROM THE DEATH OF A STAR Lesego Motsepe, loved by the South African public for her portrayal of Lettie Matabane on the popular SABC 3 soapie Isidingo might still be alive today had she continued taking her AIDS medication. Motsepe made a choice that seemed best for her and ditched ARVs in favour of a special…
  • SHOW ME YOUR NUMBER HITS THE ROAD
    SHOW ME YOUR NUMBER HITS THE ROAD There was a great sense of determination about the journey, the route was planned and nothing was going to deter the group from the cycle tour which departed from Tshwane on World AIDS Day, Sunday, 1 December 2013 and arrived in Cape Town on 7 December 2013. It was a…
  • SEX WORKERS COUNT
    SEX WORKERS COUNT Aconsultative meeting with sex workers and groups representing sex workers and their rights at the International Conference on STIs and AIDS in Africa, held in Cape Town from 7-11 December demonstrated that South Africa needs to recognise the significance of reaching out to sex workers. Sex workers remain marginalised and…
  • NIGERIAN ANTI-GAY LAW AFFECTS HIV RESPONSE
    NIGERIAN ANTI-GAY LAW AFFECTS HIV RESPONSE Local HIV and AIDS research organisations have slammed Nigeria’s Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill, which criminalises gay marriage and outlaws gay rights groups, saying it could impede the treatment of HIV in that country. Professor Jan du Toit, Director of the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University, said…
  • SANAC SECRETARIAT REPORT: NSP IMPLEMENTATION
    SANAC has the important task of rallying the nation behind a common National Strategic Plan and raising resources for the implementation of the Plan. The Secretariat not only coordinates and supports, but drives the implementation of the NSP. This is done on a number of levels. The Secretariat has reformed…
  • A LIFE WELL LIVED
    A LIFE WELL LIVED The evening of the 5th of December 2013 was like no other for South Africa. The stars that offered light seemed bleak and dark. As night beckoned for the dawn, it ushered in a new chapter, albeit sad and painful. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the first democratically elected president of South…
  • IS AIDS FINALLY ON THE RUN?
    The war against HIV has at times seemed more like a battle between David and Goliath. But if history has proved anything it’s that giants can be brought down. Will we one day find our proverbial pebble and slingshot to slay the infectious killer or will it prove to be…

Announcements

  • National Stakeholders’ Consultation on the South Africa HIV and TB Investment Case Information Pack
    South Africa plans to develop a robust HIV and TB investment case that seeks to combine the best epidemiological analyses of disease trends and drivers, HIV and TB response funding envelopes, an analysis of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of HIV and TB interventions, and an economic analysis of the consequences of the HIV and TB epidemic and investments.  A list of documents are shared to ensure that you understand what the Investment approach is and how it will be applied in South Africa.  To view these documents please click here
  • Yezingane Network calls for a Commission of Inquiry – Deaths of Boys from Traditional Male Circumcision
    Yezingane Network calls for a Commission of Inquiry – Deaths of Boys from Traditional Male Circumcision We urge you to support this petition by the Yezingane Network, the Children's Sector of the South African National AIDS Council, calling for action to put to an end to the unnecessary deaths that are now synonymous with traditional male initiation. SANAC fully supports the petition. This is a timely call for an end to tragic outcomes of death, injury and disfigurement caused by a practice that is meant to usher boys and young men into a life of growth and maturity. While we are not against traditional initiation, we are concerned that this should be a safe and trusted…
  • SANAC Supplier Database Registration Form
    SANAC Supplier Database Registration Form The South African National AIDS Council leads South Africa’s response to the national HIV and AIDS, TB & STIs epidemics. SANAC is currently building systems to facilitate effective leadership and delivery of this national response. We require service providers in a variety of competencies to help us in our endeavours. Thus, we are calling out to suppliers to furnish us with their details and profiles for work that we might issue out tenders for in the future. These will be added to the SANACsupplier database.  Click here to download the form (255.23 kB)
  • SANAC Makes Giant Application for HIV and TB Funding to the Global Fund
    If the Global Fund approves our application, South Africa will receive up to US$360 million or R3 billion for AIDS and TB programmes over a two and a half year period, starting in October 2013. The funds will be used to supplement core programmes of the NSP such as antiretroviral treatment where the proposal is to fund the drugs bill for about 300 000 patients and the creation of a central procurement unit and an ARV direct distribution centre. A very exciting development is that the proposal (and we emphasise that it has not yet been approved) will provide funding…
  • FIXED DOSE COMBINATION (FDC) ANTIRETROVIRALS
    FIXED DOSE COMBINATION (FDC) ANTIRETROVIRALS At the beginning of April, public sector patients started receiving fixed dose combination (FDC) therapy. FDC therapy is aimed at lessening the burden of taking anti-AIDS treatment in that instead of patients taking a cocktail of drugs, they can now take one pill which contains all the medications that they need. At inception, the targeted constituencies were newly-diagnosed patients, pregnant women and breast-feeding women.    To view in full click here (249.09 kB)

Press releases

  • Prevention not Rescue: Civil Society Call for Safe Male Circumcision in All Settings
    Issue date: 11 July 2014. The South African National AIDS Council’s (SANAC) Civil Society Forum (CSF) is deeply saddened by the 32 reported deaths (25 Eastern Cape, five Mpumalanga, one Western Cape and one Limpopo) that have occurred nationally since the start of the 2014 winter initiation season. The forum…
  • MEDIA STATEMENT ON NELSON MANDELA’S PASSING.
    Issue date: 06 December 2013. A very bright light has just gone dim. South Africa has woken up to the sad news that its first democratically elected president, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has passed on. Although his death was expected due to his unstable health over a long time, the pain…

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SANAC CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) leads South Africa’s response to the national HIV and AIDS, TB & STIs epidemics. SANAC is building a dynamic team that can facilitate its effective leadership of the national response. We are, therefore looking to fill the following positions:

POSITION: COMMUNICATIONS CO-ORDINATOR
DURATION: 3-year contract
Closing date: 15 August 2014
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POSITION: PREVENTION PROGRAMMES ADVISOR
DURATION: 6 Months contract
Closing date: 15 August 2014
Read more here

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National Stakeholders’ Consultation on the South Africa HIV and TB Investment Case Information Pack

South Africa plans to develop a robust HIV and TB investment case that seeks to combine the best epidemiological analyses of disease trends and drivers, HIV and TB response funding envelopes, an analysis of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of HIV and TB interventions, and an economic analysis of the consequences of the HIV and TB epidemic and investments. 

A list of documents are shared to ensure that you understand what the Investment approach is and how it will be applied in South Africa. 

To view these documents
please click here

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Health Sites contains an up-to-date database of health facilities in South Africa, which offer services such as free Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) , HIV Treatment, HIV Counselling and HIV Testing (HCT). Find an MMC clinic and get circumcised. Find a HIV Testing Centre and get tested.
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HIV & TB Analysis

South Africa has a generalised HIV epidemic, which has stabilised over the last four years at a national antenatal prevalence of around 30%. In 2009, an estimated 17.9% of the adult population was living with HIV. This is estimated to be 5.63 million people, including 3.3 million women and 334 000 children...read more

LATEST SANAC NEWSLETTERS

  • SANAC NEWS ISSUE 7: APRIL/MAY 2014
    SANAC NEWS ISSUE 7: APRIL/MAY 2014 In This Issue: • Programme Review Committee • Motlanthe takes a bow • SANAC responds to HSRC survey • Traditional Leaders recommit to South Africa’s HIV response success • Addressing funding gaps for a sustained HIV response • New appointments • The Last Word…

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