HIV in your province

HIV in your province

Photo by Oupa Nkosi, courtesy of the Treatment Action Campaign Archive.

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Underspending on Hospital Revitalisation Grants

Eastern Cape by R191 million (52% underspent)

KwaZulu-Natal by R228 million (full budget figure missing)

Free State by R134 million (35% underspent)

Limpopo by R89 million (27% underspent)

Northern Cape by R158 million (37% underspent)

Eastern Cape underspent its HIV/AIDS grant by R105 million and its forensic pathology budget by R14 million.

Limpopo underspent its HIV/AIDS grant by R49.5 million and its forensic pathology budget by R1.2 million.

Source: Bateman, C. ‘Will our public healthcare sector fail the NHI?’ South African Medical Journal, Vol 102, No 11 817-817, (2012).

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HIV in your province

There are signs that South Africa is slowly turning the tide against the HIV epidemic. The rate of new infections seems to be declining, life expectancy is increasing, and the number of HIV-positive people receiving treatment continues to grow. However, in many of our provinces stockouts of essential medicines, shortages of health workers, corruption and poor budgeting are threatening to undo much of the progress of recent years.

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HIV in your province

HIV in your province

Photo by Oupa Nkosi, courtesy of the Treatment Action Campaign Archive.

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Underspending on Hospital Revitalisation Grants

Eastern Cape by R191 million (52% underspent)

KwaZulu-Natal by R228 million (full budget figure missing)

Free State by R134 million (35% underspent)

Limpopo by R89 million (27% underspent)

Northern Cape by R158 million (37% underspent)

Eastern Cape underspent its HIV/AIDS grant by R105 million and its forensic pathology budget by R14 million.

Limpopo underspent its HIV/AIDS grant by R49.5 million and its forensic pathology budget by R1.2 million.

Source: Bateman, C. ‘Will our public healthcare sector fail the NHI?’ South African Medical Journal, Vol 102, No 11 817-817, (2012).

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HIV in your province

There are signs that South Africa is slowly turning the tide against the HIV epidemic. The rate of new infections seems to be declining, life expectancy is increasing, and the number of HIV-positive people receiving treatment continues to grow. However, in many of our provinces stockouts of essential medicines, shortages of health workers, corruption and poor budgeting are threatening to undo much of the progress of recent years.

Click here to see this graphic bigger.