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…
National Department of Health’s Adherence Guidelines for HIV, TB and NCDS: Standard Operating Procedures. This includes step-by-step guides on partial and full disclosure to children and adolescents and counselling their parents or caregivers.
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.
A comprehensive guide produced by Rape Crisis to supporting rape survivors through the justice system during a rape trial. The booklet is divided into five sections: 1. Planning and preparing for pre-trial consultation 2. Key information for advisors and counsellors 3. Key information for survivors 4. Additional information about the trial and the criminal justice system 5. Resources