This sector represents a range of non-governmental organisations, including national NGOs, networking NGOs and grass-roots level NGOs that work towards alleviating the effects of HIV and AIDS across all the nine provinces of South Africa. Included in these are organisations looking after the interests of People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV).
Over many years, NGOs have played a crucial role in the country’s response to HIV and AIDS, often leading from the front for outcomes that are impact-driven. Amongst its many roles, this sector takes on an advocacy role, builds capacity, facilitates service provision and mobilises for resources.
The sector aims to support the implementation of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV and AIDS, TB & STIs, which are as follows:
Strategic Objective 1
To address social and structural drivers of HIV, STI and TB prevention, care and impact.
Strategic Objective 2
To prevent new HIV, STI and TB infections.
Strategic Objective 3
To sustain health and wellness.
Strategic Objective 4
To ensure the protection of human rights and improve access to justice.
The leadership of the NGO sector consists of the following:
Rhulani Lehloka (AIDS Consortium)
Khanyisa Dunjwa ((NACOSA)
Harry Hausler (TB/HIV Care)
Shaine Griqua (LEGBO Northern Cape)
Debbie Heustice (Info4Africa)