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Success in testing children

Testing children for HIV can be challenging. Find out about NACOSA’s success with Mpilonhle Community Based Organisation using ZoeLife‘s KidzAlive techniques presented by Sudhindra Naidoo, NACOSA’s HIV and Improvement Advisor, at IHI Africa Forum last week.

Reducing unknown HIV status

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EC: Provincial Council on AIDS Meeting

NACOSA represents civil society and our Network members on the Provincial Council on AIDS in the Eastern Cape. Advocacy issues raised during Consultative Forums will be tabled as well as an update given of the Global Fund Community Systems Strengthening programme through a co-ordinated PR (Principle Recipient) report.

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Adjusting the lens: Integrating HTS with Children

Poster abstract presented by Caroline Wills at the International AIDS Conference 2016 in Durban on integrating HIV testing services (HTS) into support programmes for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in South Africa. The Global Fund supported NACOSA and NRASD to implement an OVC programme from 1 October 2013 – 31 March 2016, focused on delivering a more HIV-focused package of services. The programme supported 76 community based organisations in all nine South African provinces with HTS – one of a range of services offered.

Integrating HTS with Children

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Global Fund OVC programme evaluation

Raising an AIDS-free generation: Evaluation of the Global Fund Orphans & Vulnerable Children Programme by Lauren Baerecke et al, Creative Consulting & Development Works for NACOSA and NRASD, monitored by the Department for Social Development. The report evaluates the impact of the programme between 2013-2016. Published by NACOSA with support from the Global Fund, June 2016.

Evaluation of the Global Fund OVC Programme

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Lesedi lessons of success

NACOSA was pleased to get a visit from Jenny Bornman, the Deputy Director of Lesedi Hospice in the Free State who came all the way to update us on the organisation’s progress since receiving capacity building support from NACOSA. “The positivity of our programme is that it takes a holistic approach toward the whole family,” says Jenny proudly of the range of interventions Lesedi provides in the small, Free State community of Hertzogville where almost 95% of inhabitants are unemployed. With the motto “where caring never ends”, Jenny and the team provide primary health care and palliative home based care…

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