SANAC Activities at 9th SA AIDS Conference

Jun 4, 2019 | News, Press Release

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Satellite Session: Comprehensive Sexuality Education – A game Changer in HIV Prevention within the Education Sector
16h00 – 17h30
Hall 9
Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and the provision of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services are some of the key levers in the Department of Basic Education’s HIV, STI and TB Policy and are recognised globally as key strategies to prevent new HIV infection amongst the educators and learners. SANAC and DBE will host a joint satellite session that will focus on the CSE implementation as a game changer to accelerate HIV prevention amongst school learners. The objectives of this session are: to identify and define the epidemic of 10-14 year old learners in the context of the HIV, STI and TB response; to share the education sector’s response to the National Strategic Plan on HIV, STIs and TB; and to share lessons learnt during the implementation of the CSE.

Satellite Session: Promote multi-sectoral leadership and shared accountability for a resilient sustainable response to HIV
Time: 18h00-20h00
Venue: Hall 10
Description: RSSH is a recognition that systems for health, differently from health systems, do not stop at a clinical facility but run deep into communities and can reach those who do not always go to health clinics, particularly the vulnerable and the marginalized. To reach “the last mile”, systems for health focuses on people, not issues and diseases. This aims to ensure that all people have access to effective, efficient, and accessible services through well-functioning and responsive health, education, social development and community systems.  The objectives of the session are to: Discuss the progress in building shared accountability through the use of nerve centres that track the multi-sectoral response; Explore the decentralised leadership structures that are necessary for the leadership and shared accountability that form the basis of a resilient sustainable response to HIV and to Explore the efforts to build strong empowered individuals, families and communities.

Satellite Session: Unleashing the potential impact of the broader private sector in responding to the epidemic, in line with the National Strategic Plan for HIV, TB and STIs 2017-2022
Time: 18h00-20h00
Venue: Hall 08
Description: Through the Private Sector Initiative, SANAC and the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) have a data sharing agreement which allows SANAC to have access to HIV data from all the 78 registered medical schemes/insurance in South Africa. The private sector initiative is using a phased-out approach to incorporate all other private sector entities responding to the epidemic but not reporting their data to the Department of Health.   The current focus of the evolving private sector initiative is to ensure the following: inclusiveness, no new infections, no AIDS deaths, no babies born with HIV and zero tolerance for discrimination. Additionally, the key drivers behind the broader private sector engagement focus on meeting the 90-90-90 targets by 2020.

Written Poster: Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), Multi-sectoral data integration and reporting framework

Written Poster: SANAC and the Private Sector Partnership

Oral Poster Presentation: Progress made on the Implementation of Provincial Strategic Plan for HIV, TB and STIs in Limpopo Province
Date: 12 June
11h30 – 13h00
Venue: Hall 2

Opening Plenary: 16h00 – 18h00
In his capacity as the Chairperson of SANAC, Deputy President David Mabuza will official open the 9th SA National AIDS Conference

Closing Plenary: 09h30 – 11h30
SANAC CEO, Dr Sandile Buthelezi will join the panellists during the closing plenary and speak on ‘What Should South Africa’s Priorities Be’.

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