Rhetoric to action

Rhetoric to action

South Africa has more people with HIV and AIDS than any other country in the world. Promises of increased government provision in the future, such as a national programme of antiretroviral drugs, are neither certain nor imminent.

Rhetoric to action is a guide for donors considering funding projects for South Africans whose lives are being destroyed by HIV and AIDS.

Did you know?

  • 4.8 million South Africans, 860,000 of them children under 15, are infected with HIV.
  • There are over 1 million children orphaned by AIDS in South Africa

The report illustrates ways that donors can help, including:

  • education about the importance of testing and using condoms to prevent infection
  • counselling and prevention of other illnesses for people infected with HIV
  • supporting palliative care, memory boxes and antiretrovirals for people with AIDS.

NPC has also published reports on HIV/AIDS in Central Africa and an Overview of the global context.

 It struck me that little things made a big difference to the families I met – it didn’t take much to give them hope and a better life.

Iona Joy, report author
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