South Africa

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Since 1995, we’ve been increasing access to quality health services for families.

  • More than 184,000 individuals have learned their HIV status through Jhpiego-supported HIV testing services.
  • Jhpiego technical support helped build the capacity of master trainers and providers of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services in provincial health departments—resulting in more than 344,000 men and boys receiving VMMC services.
  • Advocacy for nurse-led antiretroviral services contributed to the South African government’s approval for nurses and midwives to have authority to prescribe antiretroviral drugs for people living with HIV.
  • Technical support to VMMC programs in two districts in KwaZulu resulted in identification of 712 (2%) index clients—individuals newly diagnosed as HIV-positive and/or an HIV-positive individual who is enrolled in HIV treatment services—out of 35,449 men tested for HIV. Of the 712 clients identified, 670 (94%) accepted assisted partner notification services, with 167 (25%) of partners newly diagnosed.

Our Technical Areas in South Africa

Our Work in South Africa

With funding from the Solidarity Fund, Jhpiego is supporting the South African National Department of Health to reach their goal of vaccinating over 40 million South African residents by February 2022 to achieve population immunity through a mass vaccination campaign. Jhpiego is operating vaccination sites in two provinces, Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal, thereby contributing to improving geographical coverage, population reach and access to vaccinations by vulnerable and outlying communities.

With funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jhpiego is working with the Government of South Africa to provide voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services in six districts in KwaZulu-Natal province as well as the City of Cape Town. The objectives of this project are to:

  • Support the Government of South Africa in ensuring provision of high-quality, high-volume, cost-efficient VMMC services to males aged 15–34 through implementation of innovative demand creation strategies.
  • Ensure that VMMC services are integrated and implemented as a package of comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
  • Coordinate forecasting, procurement, quality assurance, distribution and storage of VMMC surgical kits and commodities.
  • Support transition of direct VMMC service delivery to the national Department of Health facilities.