SANAC launches consultations for the National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs (NSP) (2017-2022)
The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) is launching a series of stakeholder and online consultations to feed into the development of the first public draft of the National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs (NSP) (2017-2022). The consultation process is open to everyone to share information, ideas and experiences, and, will run from 20 August to end of September 2016.
The NSP is the strategic guide for the national response to HIV, TB and STIs in South Africa. This plan is developed for 5 year cycles with the current NSP coming to an end at the 31 March 2017. The focus is now on the development of the NSP for the next five years – 2017-2022- covering the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2022.
The development of the National Strategic Plan seeks to be as inclusive as possible and the consultations aim to reflect a diverse range of input, including the voices of people and professional groups and constituencies who may not have been reached previously. Participants are encouraged to provide comments – in response to the top line questions asked — on the National Strategic Plan (2017-2022).
The NSP seeks to deal comprehensively with the HIV and TB epidemics and builds on the achievements of the previous NSPs to achieve its goals. Interventions that have worked well will be scaled up and changes to the service delivery model made where necessary, while at the same time proven new interventions will be implemented. Because it is intended to respond to the changes in the HIV and TB epidemics, the NSP is reviewed at its midway point for relevance and effectiveness and, when necessary, adjustments are made.
An ambitious national strategy is required to take us forward—one that mobilizes political commitment, focuses resources and accelerates progress. Central to achieving these aims, and successfully implementing the strategy, will be a robust and action-oriented consultation process.
The expected output is an NSP that guides the country’s response to HIV, TB and STIs for five years (2017 to 2022), that is costed with recommendations for resourcing, with individual provincial contributions to the main targets identified, and clear roles and responsibilities identified for all government departments and all other stakeholders. The NSP will be launched on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016.
The online consultation will take place at www.sanac.org.za
- The National Civil Society consultation takes place on 1 and 2 September 2016. Key dates of more consultations will be shared.
- Follow @SA_AIDSCouncil on Twitter and SANationalAIDSCouncil on Facebook to have your say
- For specific inquiries related to the NSP development process, email: NSP@sanac.org.za