The People’s COP

PEPFAR funding still constitutes nearly a quarter of AIDS funding in South Africa. It is critical for people living with HIV and key populations that this funding is used optimally and with the best possible impact. The HIV response in South Africa stands on a precipice. South Africa has achieved a great deal. But the health system on which the response is built is crumbling and future scale-up and progress are very much under threat. We cannot see the end of AIDS without a significant shift in how money for health in the country is invested. PEPFAR is a key part of that.

TAC continues to lobby PEPFAR to re-think, re-prioritise, and re- imagine the role their funding can play in this country through leading the development of the “People’s COP”. Using Ritshidze data, the “People’s COP” outlines the challenges and the key community recommendations to PEPFAR. This data, together with community members’ stories, show the reality of using the public healthcare system and trying to access HIV and TB services.

You can find all “People’s COP” documents here.