In Africa, only 3% of the world's healthcare workers tend to 24% of the global disease
burden. To help bridge the skills divide, the University of Cape Town offers
programmes aimed at African students who want to make a difference in their home
countries. Here are some of their stories.
While tuberculosis remains the No 1 cause of death in South Africa, more accurate
recording and reporting has led to HIV becoming the third leading cause of death,
Statistician General Pali Lehohla said at the release of the latest Mortality and Causes
of Death report.
UNAids has set "Getting to Zero" as its theme for World Aids Day. South Africa plans to
join the fight against stigma, focusing on achieving zero discrimination against people
living with HIV and Aids, while not forgetting the goals of zero HIV infections and zero
An innovative electronic register that monitors patients on treatment for HIV and
tuberculosis developed by the University of Cape Town is being picked up by other
countries across the world, including Mozambique, Vietnam and Pakistan.
South Africa is set to make major increases in the scale of an already massive HIV/Aids treatment and prevention programme as the country pushes to meet ambitious new targets for turning the tide on HIV/Aids by 2030.
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