Produced by The Other Foundation, this insightful publication looks at narratives of engagement between LGBTI groups and the churches in southern Africa. The publication, written by Masiiwa Ragies Gunda, looks at both the propagation of homophobia and offers counter-arguments and strategies to combat homophobia.
A Lasting Legacy is a collection of works from a writers’ retreat for Coordinators of NACOSA’s Higher Education Institution Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and LGBTI Programme, funded by The Global Fund. “These students were pioneers in a very challenging environment. Their bravery and commitment to breaking down barriers and improving the lived experience of LGBTI students on campus is remarkable. This journal is a celebration of their courage and to the many small but significant strides the programme made in reducing stigma and improving access to essential health services.” – Marieta de Vos, Programme Director
Publications | 1 Dec 2016
As the next National Strategic Plan on HIV, STIs and TB (2017-2022) is being finalised, NACOSA asked how civil society can influence and support national and local response planning at a consultative forum, as part of our annual general meeting. This report summarizes the input from network members as well as the key speakers at the meeting.
As principal recipient for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria between 2013 and 2016, NACOSA worked to build the capacity of community organisations, scale-up prevention programmes for the most at-risk populations, increase the coverage and uptake of HIV counselling and testing, increase access to services for people living with HIV and strengthen support for orphaned and vulnerable children. A series of postcards celebrates the achievements of this grant. Get the full stories from these postcards, as well as evaluation reports and other useful links here: PORTRAITS >
Publications | 30 Nov 2016
NACOSA recognises that the next five years presents a unique window of opportunity to ramp up the HIV and TB response, towards achieving the Fast Track targets and ending HIV and TB as public health threats by 2030. We can only accomplish this if we redouble our efforts, with strong and committed partnerships of governments, funding partners, civil societies and communities. Within this shared responsibility, NACOSA’s role has never been more vital. With this strategy, we renew our commitment to promote dialogue, build capacity, and strategically channel resources to support service delivery on the ground. In particular, this includes reaching…
Action for Key Populations: Key populations are those who are most affected by HIV and AIDS within a specific context. In South Africa, we have identified key populations who need to be prioritised if we are going to bring down the rate of new infections and meet the UN’s Fast Track Targets. But in many cases, key populations are being left behind – marginalised, criminalised, stigmatised and discriminated against, they are often prevented from accessing the testing, treatment and care services they so desperately need. (6MB pdf)
Publications | 15 Nov 2016
As part of the Global Fund grant (2013-2016), NACOSA commissioned an independent process evaluation of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Programme to assess the functioning of the programme and learn any lessons that might inform good practice. A series of detailed case studies were developed with the evaluation: Raising an AIDS-free generation: Evaluation of the Global Fund Orphans & Vulnerable Children Programme. Download all the case studies for more detail on the successes, challenges and learnings from the Global Fund OVC Programme: CHILDLINE > COMMUNITY SYSTEMS STRENGTHENING > CHILD & YOUTH CARE WORKER TRAINING > ISIBINDI SAFE PARKS >…
The National Department of Health‘s Adherence Guidelines for HIV, TB and NCDs (non communicable diseases): Policy and service delivery guidelines for linkage to care, adherence to treatment and retention in care. February 2016. This is a comprehensive guide that looks at practical implementation, support and maintenance of adherence in the health context but can also be transferred to the work of civil society organisations.
Publications | 25 Oct 2016
“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now,” says writer Alan Lakein. Much has been achieved since the early days of the NACOSA ‘movement’ – when we helped shape the very first National Strategic Plan in 1991. Over the years we have worked to bring community voices into national and provincial response planning. And there is now little question of the pivotal role of civil society in the HIV and AIDS response – in service delivery, coordination, planning and through deep engagement with communities. The 2016 annual report is all about planning for a future without HIV, AIDS…
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Work has begun on the next National Strategic Plan on HIV, STIs and TB (NSP). As part of the Yezingane Network (the children’s sector on SANAC), NACOSA wants to help make the case for children (0-18 years) to be included in the plan. In an online survey of NACOSA and Yezingane Network members, key themes emerged. All those surveyed felt that there was a need to make the case for children in the next NSP The report from this survey will be included in a larger submission to the South African National AIDS Council by the Children’s Sector.