The AIDS Care Training and Support Clinic

The AIDS Care Training and Support (ACTS) Clinic started as a community project in two villages in the City of Mbombela, in the Ehlanzeni district of the Mpumalanga province.

In the early years of antiretroviral therapy (ART) provision in South Africa, the clinic provided HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) services to local clients as well as clients from as far away as the North West province and Mozambique.

Services focused on:
  • prevention,
  • screening,
  • early detection,
  • early treatment and
  • adherence

Right to Care provided:

information and communication materials

HIV counselling and testing

prevention of mother to child transmission services

integrated care, management and treatment of TB/HIV/sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and related conditions

accurate data capturing, as well as monitoring and evaluation for accurate reporting

laboratory testing and X-Ray services

A range of other healthcare interventions were also offered:

TB services for drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TB

Voluntary medical male circumcision

Adherence clubs

Cervical cancer and colposcopy services

Radiological services

CCMDD(Centralised Chronic Medicines Dispensing and Distribution) (Centralised Chronic Medicines Dispensing and Distribution) services

To allow services to continue after the closure of Right to Care’s programme outreach, mentorship and capacity building were provided to surrounding healthcare facilities and healthcare workers.
This project ended in March 2018.

Corporate sector support

Two companies supported the clinic:

  1. Through the Tshikululu grant, First National Bank supported the clinic with outreach services targeting Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB patients. The outreach team:
  • followed-up all patients in the Masoyi area as well as in Kabokweni, Matafeni and Mkhuhlu and
  • traced MDR treatment defaulters and put them back on treatment.

Patients included orphans and vulnerable children.

  1. A corporate social investment (CSI) project of the company L Halls & Sons (Pty) Ltd, saw the clinic provide HIV testing services to its staff and the surrounding community. Employees of the nearby Londolozi Game Lodge also received HIV/TB and primary health services from the clinic.

Treating health seriously, caring, making treatment available in South Africa and abroad.

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Phone : +27 (0) 11 276-8850