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SABSSM V Satellite Session: IAS Conference Amsterdam

24 July 2018
07:00 - 08:30

Satellite Session: IAS Conference Amsterdam

Date: 24 July 2018,

Venue: Room G104-105

The 2017 HIV and Health Survey is the 5­fth wave of a series of cross-sectional surveys undertaken by a research consortium led by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). Previous studies were done in 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2012. South Africa is the only country in the world where this many repeated national HIV surveys were conducted. This enables us to track the national and provincial trends in the HIV epidemic from 2002 to 2017 and for the ­rst time, HIV data will also be available for 16 selected districts.

This preliminary report is crucial in informing international and national governments, policy makers and key stakeholders including civil society and programme implementers as they work towards reducing the HIV epidemic in the country and reaching the 90-90-90 targets. It is also particularly important as it provides useful indicators for measuring progress between the last South African National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS and TB and the present one.


Chair: Dr Connie Kganakga, Executive Manager: National Strategic Plan (NSP) Implementation, SANAC

07:00 – 07:05 Welcome and introductions

Prof Leickness Simbayi, Deputy CEO, Human Sciences Research Council

07:05 – 07:20 The SABSSM Journey

The Honourable Mr David Mabuza, Chairperson of SANAC & Deputy President, The Republic of South Africa

07:20 – 07:50 Presentation by HSRC

07:50 – 08:15 Panel Discussion

The Honourable Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, The Republic of South Africa

Ms Mmapaseka Steve Letsike, South African National AIDS Council Deputy Chair

Ms Linda Mafu, Head of the Global Fund Political and Civil Society Advocacy Department

Mr Michel Sidibe, Executive Director, UNAIDS

Mr Steve Smith, United States Government: Health Attache

08:15 – 08:25 Questions & Answers


Vote of Thanks

Dr Connie Kganakga