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No child born with HIV in South Africa: An achievable goal

UNICEF South Africa/2016/Bisin

   


UNICEF and the National Department of Health reflect on ongoing progress at the International AIDS Society conference in Durban

Durban, South Africa, 18 July 2016: With 3.4 million people on antiretroviral therapy (ART), South Africa has the largest HIV treatment programme in the world. By 2015, an estimated 95% of HIV-positive pregnant women and 75% of HIV-infected children were accessing ART.

UNICEF Executive Director visits Prince Mshiyeni Hospital in Durban

UNICEF South Africa/2016/Bisin

   

Prince Mshiyeni’s hospital room resounded with the uplifting words of the song, ‘Why don’t you EMTCT where you are?’, welcoming UNICEF Executive Director Tony Lake on the eve of the International AIDS conference. The government of South Africa has every reason to take a moment and celebrate the successes of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and AIDS: one of the most successful and effective scale-up showing results in bringing down the rate of new HIV infections in children over the last decade, with the support of UNICEF and other partners.

Elements of the Financial and Economic Costs of Disability to Households in South Africa

Elements of the Financial and Economic Costs of Disability to Households in South Africa - A pilot study

  

     

    
This report assesses the factors at play in reducing the economic vulnerability of households with children with disabilities. Primary data was obtained for disability-related out-of-pocket costs associated with key areas such as education, health and employment.

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