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Achieving South Africa's National Strategic Plan

The national HIV & AIDS and STI Strategic Plan for South Africa 2007-2011 (NSP) is an over-arching plan designed to guide a coherent and multi-sectoral response to HIV/AIDS.

The primary aims of the NSP are to:

  • Reduce the rate of new HIV infections by 50% by 2011.
  • Reduce the impact of HIV and AIDS on individuals, families, communities and society Aby expanding access to appropriate treatment, care and support to 80% of all HIV positive people and their families by 2011.

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National Strategic Plan - Scorecard 2009
National Strategic Plan - Goals and Indicators
NSP Priority Area - Prevention
NSP Goal Outcome Measure Downloads and
Scorecard Links
1 Reduce vulnerability to HIV infection & the impact of AIDS Population living below $1 per day Poverty
2 Reduce sexual transmission of HIV Condom use at last sexual intercourse Condom use
2 Reduce sexual transmission of HIV Age at sexual debut Age at sexual debut
2 Reduce sexual transmission of HIV Multiple sexual partners Multiple sexual partners
2 Reduce sexual transmission of HIV Teenage pregnancy rate   Teenage pregnancy
3 Reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV HIV testing amongst pregnant women NSP PMTCT access to HIV testing-in pregnant women
3 Reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV Access to PMTCT prophylaxis amongst HIV-positive pregnant women

Access to PMTCT prophylaxis amongst HIV-positive pregnant women

3 Reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV Percentage of infants born to HIV - infected mothers who are infected   Percentage of infants born to HIV - infected mothers who are infected 
Reduce HIV prevalence HIV Prevalence among pregnant women NSP PMTCT access to HIV testing-in pregnant women
Reduce HIV prevalence HIV Prevalence among children

NSP PMTCT access to HIV testing-in pregnant women

HIV Prevalence among children

NSP Priority Area - Care, Treatment and Support  
NSP Goal Outcome Measure Downloads and
Scorecard Links
6 Enable people living with HIV and AIDS to lead healthy and productive lives Access to antiretroviral treatment in adults NSP ARVs in adults
7 Address the special needs of pregnant women and children Access to antiretroviral treatment in women Access to antiretroviral treatment in women
7 Address the special needs of pregnant women and children Access to antiretroviral treatment in children

NSP ARVs in children

8 Mitigate the impact of HIV & AIDS and create an enabling social environment for care, treatment and support Access to social grants  Access to social grants

 

Priority Districts

The Department of Health has prioritized maternal and child health as one of the main areas of intervention to reduce maternal, infant and child mortality. 18 districts across the country have been identified as key target areas for health and nutrition interventions because of high levels of deprivation and low maternal and child health outcomes.

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