The acronym SANAC is short for South African National AIDS Council. This is a body that brings together government, civil society and the private sector under one umbrella to construct a controlled and co-ordinated response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic. This inclusiveness is illustrated in the leadership of SANAC which is led by the country’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa and Mmapaseka “Steve” Letsike, a member of civil society who is the deputy chairperson of SANAC. Although SANAC was formed to respond to the AIDS challenge, its mandate expands to cover TB and STIs, which are closely linked to HIV and AIDS.
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