(Activity Report 2003-2004) Médecins sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, Nelson Mandela Foundation
MSF has worked in South Africa since 1999 providing medical care for people with HIV/AIDS. The first programme was implemented in Khayelitsha near Cape Town, the largest township in the Western Cape. The Khayelitsha programme was the first to provide dedicated HIV/AIDS services, including antiretroviral (ARV) therapy in a peri-urban resource-poor setting with high levels of infection. The Khayelitsha programme is run in partnership with the Provincial Administration of the Western Cape. Inspired by the impressive clinical outcomes and the acceptability of the programme by the community in Khayelitsha, MSF decided to set up a new programme in a rural setting in the country, in order to explore the particular challenges of delivering services in rural settings with even less developed health care infrastructure.
|Implementing HIV/AIDS services including ART in a rural resource-poor setting: Siyaphila La Programme - Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape