NSP and SANAC

New HIV estimates shows too many people are still not on treatment

New HIV estimates shows too many people are still not on treatment

South Africa has made great strides in scaling up HIV testing and increasing HIV suppression in patients receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART), ...
Minister: We must have communities, especially people living with HIV tell us what is needed

Minister: We must have communities, especially people living with HIV tell us what is needed

Address by Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize at the opening of the 9th South African AIDS Conference.
Hepatitis C in South Africa: A primer for civil society on the need for action

Hepatitis C in South Africa: A primer for civil society on the need for action

OPINION: When the topic of Hepatitis comes up in conversation amongst people involved in the HIV response, people often confess they know very little ...
Donor shift threatens adherence clubs in the Free State

Donor shift threatens adherence clubs in the Free State

A shift in donor funding for HIV has endangered the continued existence of successful and effective antiretroviral adherence clubs in the Free State.
New SANAC CEO responds to questions about his past

New SANAC CEO responds to questions about his past

Dr Sandile Buthelezi was recently appointed as the new head (CEO) of the South African National AIDS Council. His appointment follows the suspicious ...
TAC congress elects new leaders, sets priorities

TAC congress elects new leaders, sets priorities

The Treatment Action Campaign’s (TAC) 6th National Congress held in Sterkfontein, Gauteng concluded today with the re-election of Anele Yawa as ...
Opinion: Will we get the NSP right this time?

Opinion: Will we get the NSP right this time?

By Marcus Low, Spotlight Editor - At the end of this year South Africa’s big plan to fight HIV and tuberculosis (TB) comes to an end. The National ...
Opinion: Dear Deputy President Ramaphosa

Opinion: Dear Deputy President Ramaphosa

This open letter from Mark Heywood appeared on Spotlight’s website and in the Daily Maverick at the end of August. While we are three months ...
Editorial: The new hiv & TB plan – Three months to get it right

Editorial: The new hiv & TB plan – Three months to get it right

Delays at the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) has meant that the new NSP (National Strategic Plan) will now only be ready in March 2017.
No Need to Embellish our Achievements or to Diminish our Challenges when it comes to HIV

No Need to Embellish our Achievements or to Diminish our Challenges when it comes to HIV

By Fareed Abdullah When I joined government in 1994 there was not only an openness to dissenting opinions; it was encouraged. When we met, month ...
Measuring up to the task of tackling HIV and TB in the new NSP

Measuring up to the task of tackling HIV and TB in the new NSP

As the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) nears completion of the next National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV, TB, and STIs (2017-2022), ...
The Achilles Heel of the new NSP: Accountability and Equity

The Achilles Heel of the new NSP: Accountability and Equity

As we move towards the release of South Africa’s latest National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS, TB and STI’s it is important to celebrate the ...