MULTI SECTORAL AIDS MANAGEMENT
The Multi-sectoral AIDS Management Unit (MSAMU) operates in accordance with the National Strategic Plan (NSP) and the Provincial Strategic Plan (PSP). These two strategic plans focus on the drivers of the HIV and TB epidemics, guided by the following objectives:
To address the social and structural barriers to HIV, STIs and TB prevention, care and impact;
To prevent new HIV, STI and TB infections;
To sustain health and wellness; and
To promote and support the protection of human rights and to help improve access to justice.
The work of MSAMU is aligned with the Tshwane Vision 2055, the city’s Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and the Service Delivery Budget Implementation Plan (SDBIP). The Tshwane Vision 2055 provides a framework towards ensuring that the AIDS epidemic is brought under control in the City. This is done through restoring the quality of life of individuals, families and communities who have been affected by the epidemic and by reducing and eventually stopping new infections. Furthermore, the city aims to minimise the impact of the epidemic on the economic, social, cultural, spiritual and emotional fibre of the city and to give a new future to the children of the city who have lost much to the epidemic.
Strategies of MSAMU include:
Door-to-Door Education Programme;
Candle Light Memorial; and
World AIDS Day commemoration.
Frequently asked questions
1. Where do I find free condoms?
- In all health facilities in the City of Tshwane
- In some of the taverns and spaza shops
2. How do I become a volunteer for the AIDS Programme?
- Enquire at the regional offices about volunteering positions that are available
3. What are the requirements to be a volunteer?
- Candidates should be passionate to work with the community
- Age: between 18 and 40 years
- Live in the same ward or local area
- Have a bar-coded identity document
- Be able to speak the local language
- Be able to read and write
- Preferably have basic HIV and AIDS knowledge
- Be able to discuss issues sensitively
- Be able to undergo training for at least five days
4. What is the Door-to-Door Programme?
- Direct visits to homes in the community with the aim of educating residents on preventing HIV infection and mitigating the effects of HIV and AIDS
- To assist residents with referrals to public services
- It is anchored by trained peer educators who can link households to services through KUKA MAOTO and other initiatives where needed
5. Where can I test for HIV?
- In all health facilities such as clinics, hospitals, etc.
- In outreach programmes that specialise in HIV testing, e.g. NGOs
- In doctor's consulting rooms
6. Are the condoms supplied by government safe?
- Yes, they are tested and comply with quality standards
- It is important that instructions are followed on how to use and store condoms
- Check the expiry date
Do you need more information on HIV and AIDS? Contact your regional coordinator.
|REGION||OFFICE ADDRESS||REGIONAL COORDINATOR|
|1a||Garankuwa Municipal Offices||Philly Setsoe||012 358 6374|
|1b||Soshanguve||Thembi Chauke||012 358 8638|
|2||Temba Council Offices||Jim Tabane||012 358 8771|
|3||Atteridgeville Munitoria||Margaret Monnakgotla||012 358 5063|
|4||Laudium/Centurion||Muellatt von Biljon||012 358 8743|
|5||Rayton Municipal Offices||Patricia Jwaga||012 358 7084|
|6a||Mamelodi Mini Munitoria||Roselyn Ntuli||012 358 5570|
|6b||Mamelodi Mini Munitoria||Seemola Koka||012 358 5562|
|7||Bronkhorstspruit Municipal office||Neaty Masombuka||012 358 6832|