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Clinical Mentors Make a Real Difference in Training New Frontline Health Workers in South Africa
Clinical Mentors Make a Real Difference in Training New Frontline Health Workers in South Africa

Like many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa is faced with a dire shortage of qualified health workers. The country is home to more than 51 million people, yet has fewer than 40,000 medical practitioners. About 75 percent of those work in the private health sector...

Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI)
Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI)

Recognizing that achieving sustainable control of the HIV epidemic in South Africa depends on building a workforce of well trained, clinically competent nurses, the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), a U.S. Government agency participating in the United States Presidents’ Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)...

Beyond Zero intervention strengthens the standard of HIV and TB patient care
Beyond Zero intervention strengthens the standard of HIV and TB patient care

A significant improvement of performance of facilities supported by Beyond Zero was reported by the quality improvement assessment conducted periodically at supported sites. The improvement strengthens the nurse’s morale and confidence in managing HIV and TB clients...

Taking Health Services to those less Prioritized: Preventative and promotive healthcare outreach for domestic workers and job seekers
Taking Health Services to those less Prioritized

Betty Sithole hurried to board the taxi so that she could reach the clinic before it closed. To finish earlier than usual, she had rushed through her day’s chores as a domestic worker in the suburb of Kloof in KwaZulu-Natal Province. Betty and her friends had often discussed the “Know your status” billboards...

Sharing and learning to keep people treated and cared for
Sharing and learning to keep people treated and cared for

HST sharing and learning to keep people treated and cared for Over 60 people crowded into the Modimolle Municipality’s Boardroom in Limpopo Province’s Waterberg District. In addition to an excellent turnout of community members, some participants were attending in their working capacities or representing governance structures in the district, such as the Local AIDS Council...

A Wealth of new Strategies: Meeting the integration challenge
A Wealth of new Strategies

An old man sitting outside Empathe Clinic in Dundee was remarking to casual listeners that far fewer community members were waiting for services, both within and outside the facility. Was this not proof, he asked, that the nurses were chasing patients away...

Early Diagnosis Benefits Everyone: Reducing the incidence of tuberculosis through improved TB screening
Early Diagnosis Benefits Everyone

Lerato Tshabalala was struggling with a persistent cough, which was not uncommon at her school, especially during the winter months. Her grandmother, with whom she had lived since her mother’s death, encouraged regular school attendance towards getting...

Reaching More Men with HCT Testing Services
Reaching More Men with HCT Testing Services

Men find it hard to go to a clinic when sick because they’re taught from a young age to be strong and persevere. They only end up getting help when the health condition is at its worst stage. Guys find it more difficult to go for an HIV test...

DREAMS Event Features Guest Speaker Oprah Winfrey
DREAMS Event Features Guest Speaker Oprah Winfrey

U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard hosted an audience of young South African women on Friday for what may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet global media leader and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey. Ms. Winfrey, who is in South Africa celebrating the sixth graduating class ...

Empowering young women to have #BigDREAMS
	The DREAMS Ambassadors kick off the DREAMS in Motion campaign, taking their #BigDREAMS to South Africa.

"DREAMS isn't just about fighting HIV - it's about giving young women control of their lives," said U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, Patrick Gaspard, on opening the DREAMS Ambassadors Leadership Camp (DALC) on Saturday, 10 September 2016, at the Intundla Lodge, Dinokeng, Gauteng, South Africa...

TB2016: Where to from here?
TB2016: Where to from here?

As a Public Health Specialist and Tuberculosis (TB) Lead for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) South Africa, when I got the go ahead to attend TB2016, a two-day conference dedicated exclusively to this infectious disease immediately preceding the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa, I was filled with excitement and expectation, looking forward to hearing about new innovations in the TB field...

2016 SAFETP Graduates Largest Class to Date
2016 SAFETP Graduates Largest Class to Date

The largest group of South Africa Field Epidemiology Training Program residents to graduate on time, 9 in total, recently completed their training and were awarded Master of Public Health Degrees at the April 2016 graduation ceremony...

U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard and Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of MomConnect and Launch Youth Mobisite, B-Wise
U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard and Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of MomConnect and Launch Youth Mobisite, B-Wise

At a ceremony at the KT Motubatse Community Hall in Soshanguve on Thursday, August 20, U.S. Ambassador Patrick H. Gaspard and South African Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, commemorated two significant achievements: the anniversary of MomConnect and the launch of a new youth mobi-site, B-Wise...

2015 SAFETP Graduates Setting the Standard
2015 SAFETP Graduates Setting the Standard

2 South Africa Field Epidemiology Training Programme residents recently completed their training and were awarded Master of Public Health Degrees at the April 2015 graduation...

A Fellows South African Experience
A Fellows South African Experience

Jessica Radzio is an Associate Service Fellow with the HIV Drug Resistance and Chemoprophylaxis Activity....

PopART intervention rolls out into communities
PopART intervention rolls out into communities

The Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Stellenbosch University of Cape Town, South Africa, is rolling out a combination....

At risk in paradise
At risk in paradise

The wealth from the platinum mines has not reached the locals; the majority of those employed by the mines are migrant labourers from other parts of the country....

Access is everything

No amount of education or goodwill will have any great impact if there is no infrastructure in place to deliver results...

Rise, young women, rise
Rise, young women, rise

“It is well accepted in South Africa that the most vulnerable population for HIV infection is young women 15-24 years old and those living in informal settlements are even more at risk...

Study to determine effectiveness of HIV prevention and treatment launched
Study to determine effectiveness of HIV prevention and treatment launched

Epicentre, a CDC South Africa funded partner that specializes in public health interventions that prevent and manage health conditions and diseases through surveillance...

Closing the Loop in Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Testing Phases
Closing the Loop in Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Testing Phases

Laboratory diagnostic tests play a critical role in the provision of relevant healthcare services....

CDC Sings the SLMTA song with NHLS
CDC Sings the SLMTA song with NHLS

On Friday, 25 July 2014 at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) Campus in Sandringham, Johannesburg, the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) announced....

A Positive Result
A Positive Result

Jabhile Gloria Nkosi, aged 49, lives in Thabo Village, Extension 3 Breyten, Mpumalanga. She is a talented seamstress and a proud, strong woman. She is also HIV positive – and this is her story....

Back to the Basics
Back to the Basics

Focus on the basics. This was the primary message CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden shared with CDC-South Africa partners on a recent whirlwind visit to the country in June...

We have a winner!
We have a winner!

Dr. Adam L. Cohen, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) South Africa’s Influenza Program Director in the South Africa Regional Global Disease Detection Centre, on June 6, 2014 was announced as one of the winners of the prestigious 2014 Charles C. Shepard Science Award in the Assessment Category...

U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Health Resources and Services Administration Senior delegates visit partner supported sites in South Africa
U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Health Resources and Services Administration Senior delegates visit partner supported sites in South Africa

During a four-country trip to Southern Africa, Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary Jimmy Kolker and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator Mary Wakefield visited sites supported by HRSA through the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). HRSA has supported PEPFAR programs since 2004...

Over 80 000 reached in a 3 day health screening campaign across South Africa
Over 80 000 reached in a 3 day health screening campaign across South Africa

The Rotary Family Health Days (RFHD’s) is a Health Programme ran in all nine provinces in South Africa over three days to bring free, comprehensive and holistic health care service to people in disadvantaged communities in both rural and urban areas across South Africa...

CDC South Africa celebrates World TB Day with NICD/NHLS
CDC South Africa celebrates World TB Day with NICD/NHLS

A select few CDC South Africa staff celebrated World TB Day on 24 April 2014 by attending the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) “Getting to zero TB: Tackling HIV and TB drug resistance” event at the NICD/NHLS campus in Sandringham, Johannesburg...

Dr. Adam L. Cohen nominated for prestigious Charles C. Shepard Science Award
Dr. Adam L. Cohen nominated for prestigious Charles C. Shepard Science Award

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) South Africa’s Influenza Program Director in the South Africa Regional Global Disease Detection Centre, Dr. Adam L. Cohen, was recently nominated for the prestigious Charles C. Shepard Science Award ...

Associate Professor Before 29 Years
Associate Professor Before 29 Years

One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) South Africa’s own team, Dr Ehimario U. Igumbor, an epidemiologist in the Epidemiology and Strategic Information Branch, made the cover page of the December 2013 issue The Nigerian Voice ...

Ambassador Gaspard hands over R 3.5 million CDC-funded medical equipment
Ambassador Gaspard hands over R 3.5 million CDC-funded medical equipment

CDC, partnering with the Institute for Youth Development South Africa, handed over medical equipment to the Eastern Cape Department of Health for targeted clinics...

Partnerships Bolster African Labs
Partnerships Bolster African Labs

Adequate diagnostic capacity is key to improving global health...

CDC South Africa is Proud to Announce the Recent Graduates of the South African Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program
CDC South Africa is Proud to Announce the Recent Graduates of the South African Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program

Eight South Africa Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme residents completed their training and were awarded Master of Public Health Degrees at the April 2013 graduation ceremony held at the University of Pretoria...

ASLM 2012, Addressing the Fundamental Strengthening of Laboratory Systems to Improve Healthcare and Save Lives in Africa
ASLM 2012, Addressing the Fundamental Strengthening of Laboratory Systems to Improve Healthcare and Save Lives in Africa

The U.S. CDC’s role in the global health response is multi-faceted, and at the core is the agency’s role in establishing and strengthening international laboratories ...

Winnie Mandela Male Sexual Health Clinic Celebrates its 10,000th Circumcision in 2012
Winnie Mandela Male Sexual Health Clinic Celebrates its 10,000th Circumcision in 2012

Inspiring quotes about innovation and working together plaster the walls at the Winnie Mandela Male Sexual Health Clinic in Tembisa, South Africa, based in a township outside of Johannesburg...

FELTP Graduates Are Ready to Serve Public Health in South Africa
FELTP Graduates Are Ready to Serve Public Health in South Africa

“Diseases don’t respect boundaries. Outbreaks can create opportunities to bring public health awareness and parties together to solve problems,” said Seymour Williams, MD, Resident Advisor for the South Africa Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (SA-FELTP)...

The 'Lab in a Bag' PIMA Machine Brings Life-saving Treatment One Step Closer to People Living with HIV
The 'Lab in a Bag' PIMA Machine Brings Life-saving Treatment One Step Closer to People Living with HIV

Professional Nurse Counselor (PNC), Angie Satira, walks comfortably with a small canvas bag slung over her shoulder...

GeneXpert’s Speedy Diagnosis gets Patients onto TB Treatment Quicker
GeneXpert’s Speedy Diagnosis gets Patients onto TB Treatment Quicker

In the rural setting of the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), where extreme weather and mountainous terrain can often make roads impassable, the journey to a TB diagnosis can be long and difficult...

Circumcised patient praises the McCord Hospital in Durban, South Africa
Circumcised patient praises the McCord Hospital in Durban, South Africa

Cato Manor is a township located 16 miles from Durban’s city center. it is home to an estimated 93,000 people who settled in the area through mass invasions in the late 1980s and early 1990s...

Siyayinqoba: Beat It! Conquers Fear of HIV Testing 
Siyayinqoba

Siyayinqoba Beat It!, a South African magazine show produced by the Community Health Media Trust (CMT) discusses hard-hitting topics about people living with HIV...

PMTCT: A Winnable Battle in South Africa
PMTCT: A Winnable Battle in South Africa

At the 5th South African AIDS Conference in June in Durban, South Africa, South African and CDC researchers presented on new evidence that the country is winning the fight against the HIV and AIDS epidemic. According to their national survey results, the mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT) rate for HIV is 3.5%...

Providing Treatment for Migrants in South Africa - Community AIDS Response works with the most needy at Johannesburg Central Methodist Church
Providing Treatment for Migrants in South Africa - Community AIDS Response works with the most needy at Johannesburg Central Methodist Church

The Johannesburg Central Methodist Church sits amid thriving businesses and skyscrapers in the city’s bustling downtown. The church is both a place of refuge and a place of controversy...

SANBS South African Transfusion Medicine Training Center
SANBS South African Transfusion Medicine Training Center

In February 2010, South Africa’s blood safety services took a major step forward with the opening of the technologically advanced South African Transfusion Medicine Training Center in Johannesburg. Funded by PEPFAR through CDC South Africa, the training center features lecture rooms, video conferencing, training laboratories...

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