What will it take to circumcise another two million men in SA?

South Africa is just over half-way through a massive effort by multiple stakeholders to circumcise 4.3-million men which will avert 1.3-million new HIV infections. But what will it take to achieve the final targets? Dr Khumbulani Moyo, medical male circumcision project director at Right to Care explains. Wednesday 1 August 2018: Soon after the World Health Organization recommended that voluntary medical male circumcision is offered as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention strategy, South Africa’s circumcision programme kicked off in 2010. There was […]

SA’s heterosexuals exacerbate mental illness in LGBTI communities

Thursday, 5 July 2018: Many South Africans still consider the lesbian gay bisexual transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community to be different, abnormal or sinister. “This leads to LGBTI individuals suffering from self-discrimination, social isolation, depression, substance abuse and suicidal behaviour,” explains Craig Chapman, programme coordinator at Right to Care, South Africa’s largest health NGO at […]

ART adherence clubs set to help SA eradicate HIV/Aids

Thursday 7 June 2018: Just being an active member of a club can save a life and make a significant impact on South Africa’s effort to meet the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets focused on ending the Aids epidemic by 2020. Xabiso Mjiwu, Programme Coordinator at Right to Care, says, “We are scaling up adherence clubs in […]

Standard TB cases decline but drug resistant TB soars

Thursday 22 March 2018: Tuberculosis (TB) is the number one cause of death amongst infectious diseases in South Africa. While the incidence of drug-susceptible (DS-TB), which is treated with the antibiotics rifampicin and isoniazid, has marginally declined in the past decade, there has been a marked increase in drug-resistant TB (DR-TB). The gains worldwide in […]

Medication ATMs launched in SA: patient waiting times cut to under 3 minutes

Johannesburg – Thursday, 15 June 2018: A groundbreaking ‘ATM pharmacy’ that gives patients with chronic illnesses their repeat medication in under three minutes was officially opened in Alexandra today.   The innovative Pharmacy Dispensing Unit™ (PDU™) is the first of its kind in Africa and was developed by a team comprising experts from Right to […]

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 […]

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

Monday, 12 February 2018: 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 […]

HIV/Aids in babies and children: impressive advances in prevention and treatment

HIV transmission in babies reduced from around 30% to less than 2% Tuesday 5 December 2017: Significant advances have been made with regards to managing children living with HIV/Aids as well as reducing the number of new HIV infections among children in South Africa, with prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) one of the major successes. […]

LGBTIs, men who have sex with men, sex workers, prisoners and people who inject drugs battling to access healthcare

  Monday 4 December 2017: Equity in healthcare will only be achieved when the rights of all population groups, including lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, men who have sex with men, sex workers, prisoners and people who inject drugs, are also fully respected. Edward Sibanda, Programme Coordinator for the Global Fund Programme […]

Programme to reduce chronic diseases in HIV patients kicks off in KZN

Monday, 16 October 2017 – A new integrated chronic care initiative was launched in Kwa-Zulu Natal’s UThukela District last week by Right to Care, together with local NGOs, the Bhekhuzulu Self-Sustaining Project and the Mpilonhle Sanctuary Organization. The initiative aims to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases in HIV positive patients and began with a common […]