Call to Decriminalise Drug Abusers

TB/HIV Care Association, a non-governmental organisation working against the spread of TB and HIV, is calling for the decriminalisation of drug abusers.
The organisation’s Shaun Shelly, states that people who use drugs frequently suffer from human rights abuses at public spaces.

According to Shelly, the organisation recorded about 250 incidents of human rights violations in three cities throughout the country in a period of three months.

SANAC: Monitoring and Evaluation Provincial Officer - Free State

The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) leads South Africa’s response to the national HIV and AIDS, TB & STIs epidemics. SANAC is building a dynamic team that can facilitate its effective leadership of the national response.

SANAC seeks to appoint a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer, based in the Provincial Aids Council in Free State.

New TB Drug Gets Mixed Reaction

The University of Cape Town's (UCT) head of Pulmonology division, Professor Keertan Dheda, says he is less optimistic about the cocktail of new drug resistance tuberculosis (TB).

The PaMZ three-drug combo from the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development is said to cure the disease more quickly than current regimens.

The PaMZ regimen shows promise to be effective in all (100 percent) of drug-sensitive patients and about 30 percent of patients with MDR-TB

NACOSA: Programme Officer

Networking HIV/AIDS Community of South Africa (NACOSA), is a dynamic non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the HIV/AIDS field.

NACOSA seeks to appoint two Programme Officers, based in Pietermaritzburg.
The purpose of the position is to provide NACOSA’s sub-recipient organisations with organisational development and programmatic support, mentoring, training and monitoring to ensure that they implement key activities specifically OVC and Community home-based care programmes in the province.

Govt Conducts Survey to Combat TB

Zambia’s deputy minister of health, Chitalu Chilufya, states that the country is conducting a national tuberculosis (TB) prevalence survey to present evidence that will ensure effective TB programming in future.

Speaking at a research dissemination meeting organised by the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), Chilufya asserted that programme-based research will form a greater part of the national TB control programme.

Chilufya is of the view that the fight against TB called for collaborative efforts between government and partners.

TB Likely to Increase By 2017 in Angola

The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that by 2017 the Tuberculosis (TB) rate may rise in Angola.

Fight Against Tuberculosis Programme coordinator, Celestino Teixeira, stresses that the country has done everything to implement the WHO strategies on disease.

Teixeira further states that in 2013, Angola reported a total of 60 807 cases of tuberculosis of all forms, observing an increase of 11 percent over the previous year.

NACOSA: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

The Networking HIV, AIDS Community of South Africa (NACOSA) is a national civil society network of organisations working in the HIV, AIDS, TB and related social development fields. With more than 1 200 members - mainly community- based organisations but also nonprofit organisations and individuals - NACOSA works to build healthy communities through capacity development, networking and promoting dialogue. NACOSA, as a Principal Recipient for the Global Fund's Round 9, also channels and manages small grants funding to civil society organisations in South Africa.

South African National AIDS Council: Campaigns Manager

The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) brings together government, civil society and the private sector to create a collective response to the scourges of HIV, TB and STIs in South Africa. The Council is chaired by the Deputy President of South Africa and meets four times per year.

SANAC seeks to appoint a Campaigns Manager, based in Pretoria.

This is a three year performance-based contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance.


TB/HIV Care Association: Site Manager

The TB/HIV Care Association is a nonprofit organisation that aims to empower communities by facilitating and providing treatment support, preventative, diagnosis, and rehabilitative services for TB and HIV clients.

The TB/HIV Care Association seeks to appoint a Site Manager, based in Cape Town Metro.

The Site Manager will be responsible for managing the operational functions of the field staff. Ensure an appropriate support for Nurse Mentors, professional nurses and health care auxiliary staff in a comprehensive integration of TB and HIV programmes.


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