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Delivering Life Saving Medicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown

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Lifesaving treatment delivered to clients at home.

South Africa maintains the largest antiretroviral treatment (ART) program in the world, with more than 4.7 million people estimated to be on treatment.  These millions of people living with HIV depend on the lifesaving ART to live healthy and long lives.

Since coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged in South Africa in March 2020, many cannot access treatment.   The national lockdown has restricted movement and suspended some modes of public transport. In cases where public transport was available, such as e-hailing services, it was unaffordable for many who live below the breadline.

To address this challenge, the Aurum Institute, CDC South Africa’s implementing partner, introduced a home delivery project.  Now clients can receive chronic medication, including ART, in the convenience of their homes.

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