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Our Voice

March is Tuberculosis (TB) awareness month around the world. The World Health Organisation has set a target of eradicating TB by 2035. In South Africa, this has particular importance. As of 2013, TB was the number one cause of death in South Africa with 8.8% of all deaths caused by the...

JPS Africa (previously Jhpiego South Africa) is a non-profit organisation registered in South Africa in terms of Section 21 of the Companies Act of 1973 (as amended). JPS Africa currently works on four major projects which share a common goal of increasing access to high-quality HIV and AIDS services in...

Imagine you’re trying to sell something. You know that this thing is fantastic. You know that it can change lives, perhaps even change the world. You get together with some like-minded people and they agree to promote this product too. So now you have a team of people, a great...

Summary The South African Department of Health has published revised TB Infection Control guidelines in 2015, to provide guidance to management and staff in minimizing the risk of TB transmission in health care facilities, congregate settings (e.g correctional services) and communities. When keeping in mind the context of high HIV, MDR-TB and...

The world is an unequal place demonstrated clearly by the fact that the 62 richest people in the world are as wealthy as the remaining 7 billion. As the number of people on the planet grows, and the amount of resources remains the same, it seems inevitable that the divide...

JPS Africa is collaborating and supporting the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Department of Health and in undertaking HIV Drug Resistance (HIVDR) surveillance across provinces in South Africa. In recent years, the rapid scale up of ART for HIV infection in resource-limited countries has been identified as an international...

Medical male circumcision involves the surgical removal of the foreskin, which is important in HIV transmission because the inner part of the foreskin is highly susceptible to HIV transmission. Since 2007 the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) can reduce the sexual transmission of the HIV...