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Nutrition advice

A healthy diet is important for everyone – it helps the body stay strong to fight disease. For some groups of people, like people living with HIV and TB, it is even more important. With support from USAID and PEPFAR, NACOSA developed a small flyer in 8 languages providing basic nutrition advice, focusing on healthy eating on a limited budget. Download the flyers: ENGLISH EAT RIGHT, STAY HEALTHY. ISIXHOSA YITYA KAKUHLE, UHLALE USEMPILWENI ISIZULU YIDLA KAHLE, UHLALE UNEMPILO AFRIKAANS EET GESOND, BLY GESOND SESOTHO E JA KA NEPO, O DULE O PHETSE HANTLE SEPEDI EJA GABOTSE, DULA O PHETŠE GABOTSE…

NUTRITION ADVICE

COVID-19 Information for Communities

NACOSA has developed some flyers on COVID-19 to provide up-to-date and accurate information to the communities and groups we work with. You can download the flyers here: ENGLISH ISIXHOSA ISIZULU SETSWANA

COVID-19 FOR COMMUNITIES

Coronavirus information for Children

With support from USAID and PEPFAR, NACOSA was able to adapt and translate a booklet explaining COVID-19 for children. The information was adapted for South Africa by NACOSA from material created by Manuela Molina Cruz, MindHeart. Download the booklets here: ENGLISH Hello! I am a brand new virus, a cousin of the flu and common cold. ISIXHOSA Molweni! Ndiyintsholongwane entsha kraca, umzala weflu nomkhuhlane nje oxhaphakileyo. ISIZULU Hello! Ngiyigciwane elisha sha, umzala wemfuluwenza nomkhuhlane. AFRIKAANS Hallo! Ek is ’n splinternuwe virus, ’n nefie van griep en die gewone verkoue. SESOTHO DUMELA! Nna ke kokwanahloko e ntjha, motswala wa flu le…

COVID-19 FOR CHILDREN

Pathways to Safety

All survivors and victims of violence have a right to services. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old or have a disability, whatever your sexual orientation and gender identity, no matter where you live or your race, ethnicity, or financial situation, or whether you are HIV positive or negative. It doesn’t matter if you are married to or in a relationship with the person who is abusing you. Download our Pathways to Safety poster for help to get yourself or a loved-one get the services they need.

PATHWAYS TO SAFETY

Adapting to changing priorities

Our global partners, Frontline AIDS, have published a fascinating report on the community HIV response in relation to COVID-19 : Transforming the HIV Response: How communities innovate to respond to COVID-19 Chapter 7 features NACOSA’s Key Populations Programme and how programme staff had to rapidly pivot when sex workers and people who use drugs were displaced by lockdown. DOWNLOAD FULL PUBLICATION >   In South Africa, a significant number of sex workers and people who use drugs were displaced when stringent lockdown measures were implemented. Programmes had to become increasing agile. Many sex workers left the cities when they were…

Get on top of TB

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 >

GET ON TOP OF TB

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Be STI aware

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 >

BE STI AWARE

Treatment on track

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 >

Treatment on track

Talking to children about Coronavirus

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…

CORONAVIRUS INFO FOR KIDS

Coronavirus information for communities

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!            

COVID-19