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