Health and HIV/Aids Sector
Tshikululu’s health sector supports a holistic approach when addressing health and HIV/Aids issues.
In partnership with our clients, we have championed a range of health care-related interventions from primary health care to tertiary levels of care, and have promoted prevention, care, and support for people affected and infected by HIV/Aids.
Health and HIV/Aids programmes are aligned with our clients’ objectives and, importantly, with government policy.
Through in-the-field research and evaluation, we keep abreast of trends in local health care as South Africa responds to its unique health care challenges. For example, there has been a move from institutional care for orphans and vulnerable children to promoting alternative care, focusing on keeping children in their communities and within a family setting. Hospices are evolving from only taking care of people classified as terminally ill, to monitoring patients on antiretroviral treatment.
The health sector translates this knowledge into the recommendations made to our clients in the following areas:
- Home-based care and hospice care;
- HIV/Aids prevention ;
- Programmes promoting voluntary HIV counselling and testing;
- Programmes supporting orphans and vulnerable children ;
- Community primary health care programmes;
- Health systems strengthening
- Secondary and tertiary levels of care for disadvantaged communities ; and
- Investment in fixed and mobile infrastructure aimed at enhancing service delivery.