The National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2017 – 2022 in a nutshell

The National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2017 – 2022 is the country’s fourth master plan that outlines how the country will respond to the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS, TB and STIs over the next five years. It seeks to improve on the achievements of the last Plan (NSP 2012 – 2016), which massively scaled up South Africa’s anti-retroviral treatment (ART) programme and reduced the number of Mother-to-Child transmission rate to just 1.5%.


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A South Africa free from the burden of HIV, TB and STIs

The vision of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2017 – 2022 is driven by a long-term vision for the country and subscribes to the universal vision of the United Nations’ Agency for HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
The NSP’s vision is also in line with the mandate of the national Health Department, whose aim is to promote a healthy life, increase life expectancy, as well as decrease the burden of disease amongst all those who live in South Africa, including migrant populations.

The NSP 2017-2022 is guided by the following principles:

  • A reliance on sound evidence
  • Commitment to protecting and promoting human rights
  • A multi-sectoral approach
  • A people-centred approach
  • A response that is inclusive and participatory
  • Ensuring that no one is left behind



The consultative process and situation analysis has led to eight Goals being conceptualised for the period 2017 to 2022:

  1. Accelerate prevention to reduce new HIV and TB infections and STIs
  2. Reduce morbidity and mortality by providing HIV, TB and STI treatment, care and adherence support for all
  3. Reach all key and vulnerable populations with customised and targeted interventions
  4. Address the social and structural drivers of HIV, TB and STIs, and link these efforts to the National Development Plan (NDP)
  5. Ground the response to HIV, TB and STIs in human rights principles and approaches
  6. Promote leadership and shared accountability for a sustainable response to HIV, TB and STIs
  7. Mobilise resources to support the achievement of NSP goals and ensure a sustainable response
  8. Strengthen strategic information to drive progress towards achievement of the NSP goals


South Africa on track to eliminate HIV, TB and STIs as public health threats by the year 2030.




  1. NSP: 2000-2005 (will be available soon)
  2. NSP: 2007-2011 (will be available soon)
  3. NSP: 2012-2016