Within the Department of Basic Education (DBE) this integrated strategy is currently being developed in accordance with the National Strategic Plan (NSP) and with new thinking globally on rolling back HIV and AIDS. The strategy relies on the framework of the NSP with prevention, treatment, care and support and research/monitoring arms together with efforts to mainstream and strengthen a systemic response to HIV and AIDS. It will also define interventions beyond the Life Skills Programme to respond more comprehensively to the epidemic. This substantially widened focus implies that this strategy, once adopted, will guide the national Department in consultation with provinces and constituencies, towards a new national policy. Policy, in turn, will be carefully thought through by provinces and implemented in such a manner as to integrate with other provincial priorities and plans. This integrated strategy provides a situational analysis and responses of HIV and education in South Africa as well as the strategy itself.
Department of Basic Education
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