Call to focus on blessers driving HIV who don’t access healthcare services  

During reproductive health month, Right to Care an HIV/Aids Not-for-Profit Organisation has called on South African healthcare workers to actively implement and support strategies that target people at risk and ‘blessers’ who are driving the HIV epidemic among young women. Prior to the eighth African Conference of Sexual and Reproductive Health (12 – 15 February in Johannesburg), Hermina Dyeshana, programme specialist at […]

Right to Care appoints group finance director to manage R1.5 billion budget

Nonhlanhla Nyewula has joined the non-profit organisation Right to Care as group finance director. Right to Care has an annual budget of R1,5 billion and 2300 staff members. The organisation supports and delivers prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and TB in South Africa and 17 countries across Africa, South East Asia, Eastern Europe […]

Pharmacy of the Future

SA’s medicine dispensing ATM wins prestigious German Global Health Award   Berlin/Johannesburg – Thursday, 18 May 2017: Last night, a German / South African healthcare innovation won the German Global Health Award by the German Healthcare Partnership (GHP), the BDI (Federation of German Industry) and BIO Germany (the association of the biotechnology industry) held at […]

What to do when you are raped

Published: Tuesday,16 May 2017 “South Africa has one of the highest rates of gender based violence and rape in the world. These crimes happen every day and all night across our country. The reality of rape and what it means for victims must remain top of mind as we grapple with the overwhelming rape culture in […]

Over 5000 South African men medically circumcised in two months, significantly exceeding targets

Tuesday 9 May 2017: South African men have responded in their droves to the challenge earlier this year by popular soapie star and Brothers for Life ambassador Kagiso Modupe (33) to get medically circumcised. As the champion of the Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) campaign branded #ZwakalaSkeem – meaning ‘come with me brother’ – Modupe called […]

DCS TB Conference

Significant progress in reducing TB and HIV/AIDS in SA’s prisons   Thursday, 9 March 2017: Inmates and people who work at the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) are at high risk of contracting TB which in turn can filter back into their communities. To address this serious issue, there is a large national TB programme […]

Groundbreaking data system set to accelerate HIV/Aids elimination in SA

Tuesday, 22 November, 2016. A new web-based system that makes pertinent data accessible to healthcare practitioners involved in managing South Africa’s HIV epidemic in near-real time will hasten the country’s response to meeting one of UNAIDS three HIV elimination targets: for 90% of people on treatment to have a viral load fully suppressed by 2020. […]

Transgender men and women at higher risk of breast cancer

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 “Transgender men and women are also at risk of breast cancer due to exposure to the hormones estrogen and progestin which influence the cancer,” says Edward Sibanda, Programme Coordinator for the Global Fund Programme at Right to Care. “During national breast cancer awareness month in October we want to reach out […]

Cervical cancer needs higher priority in SA to reduce deaths

Monday, 12 September 2016 “Cervical cancer is the most prevalent cancer for women in South Africa, and too many women are being diagnosed too late,” says Right to Care’s Cervical Cancer Programme Manager Dr Bridgette Goeieman that is working with government and communities to raise awareness about preventing and treating this deadly cancer. “In South […]

Kabelo Mabalane encourages men to circumcise for a healthier life

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 Kabelo Mabalane, South African musician, songwriter and actor, is an ambassador for voluntary medical male circumcision in South Africa. He encourages men to be circumcised by telling his own story of circumcision. Kabelo was circumcised after school when, in a discussion with a group of friends, he realised that he was […]

SA’s LGBTI community are three to four times more likely to suffer from stress, anxiety, and depression

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 July is mental illness awareness month and whilst stress, anxiety, and depression affect around 10 per cent of the South African population according to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group; amongst the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) community rates are particularly prominent at 31%-45%. The LGBTI community is more […]

SA youth Aids mortality has doubled with girls most at risk

Published: Thursday, 23 June 2016 in Johannesburg In the South African rural setting, 52 percent of all sexually active young people aged between 15 and 24 report having never used condoms with their most recent partners in the last year. In the adolescent population aged 10-19, there are 320 000 young people infected with HIV in […]

USAID selects innovative South African organisations to address HIV/AIDS globally

Published: Thursday, 10 December 2015 in Washington/Johannesburg Joint Media Release: USAID, Right to Care, Wits Reproductive Health Institute USAID has recognised the expertise of two South African-led consortia to address the global challenge of treating those infected by HIV/AIDS. These consortia are led by Right to Care and the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute […]

Circumcisions are in for summer!

Published: Monday, 14 December 2015 South Africans have traditionally believed that circumcisions should be done in winter. “This shouldn’t be the case,” says Dr Khumbulani Moyo, Medical Male Circumcision General Manager at Right to Care. “We find long queues during the winter months and our clinics are virtually empty during the summer months. Circumcisions during […]