South Africa has 7.7 million people living with HIV (PLHIV), more than any other country, as well as one of the world’s highest HIV prevalence

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Gender Inequality

Women in South Africa continue to face disturbing levels of oppression, violence and injustice. While the Constitution guarantees equality and freedom for all regardless of

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The #BopheloHouse94 are community healthcare workers (CHWs) from across the Free State. They were arrested in June 2014 at a peaceful night vigil at Bophelo

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TB infection control

TB remains the leading reported cause of death in South Africa with over 33 063 deaths in 2015 according to Stats SA. Based on the latest

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Planned Patient Transport

Adequate patient transport systems are essential to initiating and retaining people on treatment. The current failure of the planned patient transport system impacts disproportionally on

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Clinic Committees

In South Africa, governance structures in the form of clinic committees and hospital boards are intended to ensure community participation in the healthcare system at

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South Africa People’s COP 20

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Health GAP, National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA), Positive Women’s Network (PWN), Positive Action Campaign, Doctors without Borders

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HIV activists call for longer HIV treatment refills

HIV activists today released the results of a rapid survey assessing the length of supply of antiretrovirals (ARVs) people living with HIV are being given. The results highlight that during lockdown in South Africa, more than a quarter of people surveyed (28%) received one month or less supply — having to return to the clinic each month for refills. This means that many people living with HIV will have to return to health facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic just to collect a medicine refill, risking exposure to people with COVID-19, and unnecessarily congesting the health system.

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Over the past few months, the world has been plagued by the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of cases have been confirmed, with hundreds of thousands having

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