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HOW CAN THE BUSINESS RESPONSE SHAPE THE FUTURE FOR SOUTH AFRICA Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu. 1. INTRODUCTION. HIV/AIDS remains the biggest socio-economic challenge world-wide; Sub-Sahara Africa is the worst affected region – accounting for 68\% of infected adults in the world;
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Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu
As the interests of business are intricately intertwined with those of South Africa as a whole, as business we have no choice but to champion and support implementation of a programme to realise the Summer of All People scenario.
and the Private Sector Strategy:
The Four Zero's
To empower South African Business to take effective action on HIV/Aids, in the workplace and beyond
SABCOHA seeks to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on sustained profitability and economic growth by:
- Mobilising all business sectors in implementing effective HIV &AIDS initiatives- Being a trusted conduit for business of relevant information on HIV & AIDS- Piloting projects on behalf of business that can be used to drive effective action and assist in the achievement of the other objectives
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South African population:
Current model assumptions
Source: current ‘best knowledge’ as captured in ASSA models
They can die
Coming to a town near you in the next 5-8 years: 5,5m people
They can swamp the healthcare system
They can get ARV’s
On ARV’s: 450,000 adults, 50,000 children
Source: Current projections from the ASSA models
Life expectancy at birth
Infant Mortality (per 1,000)
Source: Unicef; WHO Maternal Mortality Report, 2007, StatsSA; Monitor Analysis
Ubuntu Clinic (Site B)
Objectives of the Programme
Source: Report on the Integration of TB and HIV Services in Ubuntu clinic (Site B), Khayelitsha, City of Cape Town Health Services, Medicins Sans Frontieres, Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town
The Lusikisiki Challenge:
Decentralized HIV/AIDS Care
The Lusikisiki Model
HIV Prevalence at Antenatal Care (2006)
Doctors* per 100,000 population (2006)
Note: *Article describes doctors as physicians, **Euro27 is an average of the 27 European Countries, Source: Implementing Antiretroviral Therapy in Rural Communities: The Lusikisiki Model of Decentralized HIV/AIDS Care, the Journal of Infectious Diseases, Eurostats; World Health Report 2006
The Bushbuckridge Project:
Anglo Coal and Virgin Unite
A corporate partnership to serve Bushbuckridge
The Bushbuckridge HIV / AIDS Challenge:
HIV Prevalence 2007
Source: AIDS and the Private Sector : The case of South Africa, Overseas Development Institute
The MBSA Siyakhana Project:
Mercedes-Benz South Africa
HIV & AIDS Workplace Programme
Source: AIDS and the Private Sector : The case of South Africa, Overseas Development Institute, Mercedes-Benz South Africa
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