TB is short for Tuberculosis. It is an infectious bacterial disease that spreads through the air. Although it is curable and treatment is free, it is a major health problem and affects many people. TB is the leading natural cause of death in South Africa. This leaflet provides information on awareness, testing and treatment that will help us beat TB. GET ON TOP OF TB >
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are diseases passed from one person to another through unprotected sex or contact between private parts. HIV is an STI and having another untreated STI can make you more likely to get HIV. This leaflet is all about the preventable and treatable sexually transmitted infections you need to know about. BE STI AWARE >
Antiretroviral medicines are used to treat HIV. If people living with HIV take their medicine correctly, they can live an almost normal life. But it is important to take it at the same time every day and to keep taking it for life. This leaflet explains how this works and gives tips for keeping on track with medication for HIV. It is especially important at the moment for people living with HIV to keep taking their medication correctly to ensure their immune systems stays strong. TREATMENT ON TRACK >
Our friends and partners at NACCW have shared some valuable resources on talking to children about Coronavirus. The following advice was adapted by NACCW from an article by Rachel Ehmke on Child Mind. They have also shared with us a useful graphic Coronavirus explanation for children, produced by Mindheart. We are providing this pack to all child and youth care workers on our programmes. DOWNLOAD THE CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION FOR CHILDREN PACK > Kids worry more when they’re kept in the dark News of the coronavirus COVID-19 is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers to the play-ground at…
Please download and circulate these information posters on Coronavirus in English, isiZulu and isiXhosa. The message to South Africa is clear: wash your hands and practice social distancing!
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious bacterial disease which is carried in airborne particles and transmitted through the air. Although it is curable and treatment is free, it is a major health problem for South Africa and we all need to play our part in stopping it. Download our updated Community Systems Toolbox on TB for more information on how you and your organisation can play a part in stopping TB.
NACOSA was part of a PrEP implementation meeting in the Western Cape and helped to develop poster presentations for the meeting. The posters provide insight and learning about the implementation of PrEP. Providing PrEP to Sex Workers in the Western Cape Poster presentation by TBHIV Care Health Care Worker Insights on PrEP Poster presentation by City Health and Metro Health Services Status of PrEP on MSM & TG programmes Poster presentation by Beyond Zero, WITS RHI and Anova Health
The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Communities make the difference” – a fitting theme for us at NACOSA, having maintained for many years that communities are at the heart of an effective response to HIV, AIDS and TB. Read all about communities making the difference in the World AIDS Day edition of the NACOSA Informer.
Together with our partners and network, NACOSA has developed programmes that address challenges on the ground by taking note of local organisations and including key and vulnerable populations in the design of interventions. We also use our specialist expertise, backed up by the extensive experience of our finance, monitoring and evaluation and administrative staff. It is this collective knowledge that helps us to achieve success in reaching more people than ever before with programming that meets communities’ needs. Read more about this in our Annual Report >
NACOSA’s Rene Sparks, together with the UWC School of Public Health, presented an abstract poster on client experience of Primary Health Care services prior to and post the implementation of appointment systems at the Public Health South Africa conference. The poster presented the findings of a qualitative study to explore and understand clients’ experience, their perceived role in shaping the recently established appointment system and how they were introduced to the appointment system within city health clinics in the Western Cape Province. The study was part of a pilot initiative and focused on understanding how the appointment system has impacted…