The Power of Partnership: Extraordinary Progress, Lessons Learned & Great Hope for Future in South Africa

Friday, January 10, 2014

South Africa, with support from the United States through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), provides more than 2.4 million of its people with antiretroviral treatment (ART) – saving countless lives, keeping families together, and increasing South Africa’s overall economic productivity.

Since 2004, PEPFAR has invested more than $4.2 billion in South Africa’s HIV and TB response, helping to support an unprecedented expansion of prevention, treatment, and care services. Initially, to help stem the rising tides of these dual epidemics, PEPFAR directly supported a substantial share of clinical care and treatment services in South Africa. In recent years, as the South African economy has grown and through committed political leadership, the South Africa government (SAG) has assumed greater managerial and financial responsibility for these functions — investing nearly $1.5 billion annually of its own resources for HIV/AIDS efforts.

Source: Huffington Post Impact (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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HIV/AIDS, public health, public private partnerships, rural healthcare delivery