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Image of South African NurseCDC is partnering in South Africa with government, private institutions, universities, and non-governmental organizations to improve the country's public health foundation, prevent transmission of HIV, provide care and treatment for those already infected with HIV, and strengthen laboratory capacity.


Closing the Loop in Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Testing Phases
August 07, 2014, 2:00 pm ET U.S. CDC South Africa Office
Laboratory diagnostic tests play a critical role in the provision of relevant healthcare services. The tests are heavily relied on for making accurate diagnosis, and monitoring of treatment and treatment outcomes.
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Why We're Here

HIV/AIDS is one of the main challenges facing South Africa, with one of the highest numbers of infected adults and children in the world.


What CDC Is Doing

CDC works with partners to improve the country's public health foundation, prevent HIV, provide HIV care, and strengthen lab capacity.


Where We Work

CDC works with approximately 55 prime partners and 200 sub-partners in all nine of South Africa’s provinces and with the national, provincial, and district health departments.


Our Progress

Since its launch in June 2000, CDC South Africa has provided extensive technical assistance and resources to the South African government (SAG) and partners in the national response to HIV/AIDS... More

Spotlight Achievement


More than 2,000 nurses and clinicians have been trained to provide integrated HIV and TB screening and treatment in primary health facilities.

CDC South Africa welcomed colleagues from Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria April 22-23 2013 in Pretoria for the Labs for Life kick-off meeting. Labs for Life is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with PEPFAR through CDC and BD Global Health to help strengthen healthcare and improving overall laboratory systems and services in the developing world. This 2-day meeting was mission critical to sustain current successes of the PPP and to ensure continued growth in laboratory systems. All agencies and country representatives agreed upon a common work plan template to plan and report annual progress, as well as a common set of global indicators to measure performance.

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  • Page last updated: August 14, 2014
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