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Progress Report on Declaration of Commitment on HIV and AIDS: Republic of South Africa (Reporting Period: January 2006–December 2007)

Corporate author: 
Department of Health.
Publication details: 
Pretoria, Department of Health, 2008

This third report to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS): Declaration of Commitment on HIV and AIDS, by South Africa highlights the achievements and challenges that South Africa has experienced in responding to HIV and AIDS. This Report adheres to the set guidelines and minor deviations have been in the spirit of enriching the country report and providing necessary contextual and South Africa specific information. The report details examples of best practice in mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS, and outlines some of the challenges the country faces in meeting set goals. Actions to overcome the challenges are discussed along with the Monitoring and Evaluation mechanisms set in place. The roles of government, civil society and the private sector as well as development partners in addressing the national response provide a sense of the collective national response to HIV and AIDS. Section two of the report presents an overview of the HIV and AIDS challenges and the policies and programmes in place to address the current situation. The third section of the report is divided into three parts: the first part addresses the funds spent on HIV and AIDS programmes in the country. This is inclusive of the South African government and its line departments, the private sector and the development partners. The second part of section 3 provides information on National Programmes Indicators and performance from 1 January 2006 to 30 September 2007. The third part discusses the items raised in the National Composite Policy Index.