U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
South Africa and U.S. PEPFAR Transition
Under the Partnership Framework Implementation Plan in Support of South Africa’s National HIV, STI & TB Response (PFIP), PEPFAR’S transition of HIV/TB services to the South African Government is a continuation of the robust partnership that has allowed both governments to jointly respond to the HIV and AIDS and TB pandemics.
PEPFAR funding is gradually decreasing over the next few years, while South Africa is expanding its investment in the response to HIV and AIDS and TB.
South Africa is a global model in this regard – one of the first countries anywhere to transition from a development assistance-led effort to a country-led approach.
There will be no interruption of treatment and care services during the transition of direct service provision to the South African Government.
Our goal as the PEPFAR is to ensure that no one who needs support will be harmed by this transition and funding shift.
An advantage of the transition is that overall costs can be reduced, allowing assistance to reach more people in need more comprehensively under the South African National Primary Healthcare System.
The PFIP forms the roadmap for the implementation of the principles of the Partnership Framework in Support of South Africa’s National HIV & AIDS and TB Response (2012/13 – 2016/17) (PF) signed in December 2010 between the Government of South and the Government of the United States.
The PFIP is guided by the South Africa National Strategic Plan for HIV, STIs and TB 2012 – 2016 (NSP), which was launched on December 1, 2011.
PEPFAR) supports this multi-sector approach, and this PFIP outlines how PEPFAR will implement programs in support of the NSP.
PEPFAR-supported award winning production 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls raised the ante in local television drama when it scooped seven awards including the Best TV Drama Series at the 2013 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).
“It is so inspiring to see the good work PEPFAR funding has done in South Africa since its inception, from saving the lives of many to empowering women about HIV/AIDS,” said Senator Christopher Coons, after visiting Patricia Mabaso (40) from Soweto in February 2013. Patricia, a mother of 3 children, was diagnosed with HIV in 2008. She had no money for medication, let alone support. She is convinced she would be dead by now if NGO Care, which receives PEPFAR funding, had not intervened.
Siyayinqoba Beat It!, a South African magazine show produced by the Community Health Media Trust (CMT) discusses hard-hitting topics about people living with HIV. Not content with using a mass media to reach out on a national level, CMT goes one step further.
Moments after it was lowered from its prominent position in Cape Town’s St. George’s Anglican Cathedral, Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu blessed a panel from the AIDS Memorial Quilt and handed it over to U.S. Consul General Erica Barks-Ruggles June 22 for shipment to Washington, D.C.
PEPFAR partner Aurum finds that a 40c per day preventive treatment can reduce TB cases among miners by 63%
PEPFAR is working closely with its non-governmental partners and various national and provincial South African government departments to transition clinical services to the South African Government. One of these PEPFAR partners is the Columbia University’s International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), which has cemented its legacy in the Eastern Cape Province by officially handing over five newly renovated clinics to the South African government.
After 12 years of work in South Africa, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), one of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s (PEPFAR) first implementation partners in South Africa, transitioned its successful program to two local organizations in February 2012.
Five years ago, Ngwako Makgaba was down and, with a CD4 count of 105, almost literally out. In 2000, he was diagnosed HIV positive. Six years later, he was unemployed, living in the informal squatting type community of Diepsloot, at his mother’s shack. His brother had just died of AIDS.
A PEPFAR-supported partnership provides technical assistance to support a new program for training mid-level medical professionals who will serve rural populations.
Tenders and Funding
South Africa will
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(FOAs) which have been published on www.grants.gov
Annual Program Statement (APS)
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Through PEPFAR, the U.S. Government (USG) supports implementation of the South African Government's Strategic Plan and works with diverse partners, including governmental partners at all levels, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations, and private-sector partners.
All you need to know about PEPFAR SA Transition from an emergency to a sustainable HIV and TB response.
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