Aids Focus

SA receives a boost to fight Aids

2010-12-19 22:45

Special Report

Johannesburg - South Africa has received a major boost to fight Aids, TB and Malaria, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Sunday.

"The Global Fund have approved a total of up to $302m funding for South Africa over a period of five years for the tenth round of grants for prevention, treatment and care of Aids and TB," he said.

Motsoaledi said the grant was the highest amount received from the Global Fund, it covers for the first time, treatment, it also includes health systems strengthening and scaling up of medical male circumcisions.

"We welcome the grant, particularly the contribution to Aids treatment. It will allow us to put more people early on treatment and it will improve health outcomes as well as avert Aids-related deaths," Motsoaledi said.

"A total of $196m was for Aids treatments, $33m for medical male circumcision, and a significant amount of $10m for strengthening health systems and community response in respect of HIV/Aids and TB, and $8m for direct support of the TB programmes."

"This is a major addition to our R4.280bn tender for procurement of antiretroviral drugs to support the implementation of HIV and Aids treatment in South Africa for the next two years effective from January 1 2011 to December 31 2012."

The fund would be used to support priority areas such as increase HIV and TB case finding and linkages to care at community level through HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT).

To ensure rapid roll out of safe medical male circumcision targeting in underserved, high burden areas.

Expand access to ART according to updated national guidelines and Isonaizid Prophylaxis Therapy (IPT), strengthen pharmacovigilance and resistance monitoring and reduce adverse events related to ART, TB and related medicines, strengthen health systems supporting HIV/Aids as well as strengthen governments and civil society capacity to manage the response to HIV/Aids.

- SAPA

Read more on:    aaron motsoaledi  |  hiv aids  |  health
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
25 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Thursday Sir Lowry's Pass - 05:35 AM
    Road name: Old Sir Lowrys Pass Road
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Bezweni Road
  • Thursday Cape Town - 05:35 AM
    Road name: Buitengracht Street
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Waterkant Street
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as kalahari.com’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

DSTV Mobile iDrifta

The iDrifta is a plug and play mobile DVB-H receiver...

From R445.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may be good at organising events but they do take their toll on your energy levels. You may need some time out today just to...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.