Women's Health in South Africa

Total Fertility Rate (TFR): 2.7
Female Life Expectancy at Birth: 54 years
Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel: 91%
HIV Among Females, Ages 15-24, 2007/2008: 12.7%
Female Literacy Rate, Ages 15-24, 2000-04: 94%
Lifetime Risk of Maternal Death: 1 in 110



South Africa has one of the highest HIV rates in the world. DELIVER works on a range of health commodities related to HIV prevention, including male and female condoms, and drugs to decrease maternal-to-child transmission of HIV.

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Help Expand Antiretroviral Therapy for Children and Families (Project HEART)

Through Project HEART, JSI developed a tool to better link medical records from ART clinics with maternity wards so that pregnant women can have better access to pMTCT.

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MTCT-Plus Data Management Center

The clinical care paradigm for this initiative is family-centered and holistic, addressing the stigma and physical and mental health needs of HIV+ women and their family members, in addition to the distribution of anti-retroviral medications.

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MTCT-Plus Implementation and Quality Assistance (IQA) Project (2004-2005)

Through this initiative JSI built on pMTCT efforts and provided comprehensive HIV primary care and ART for HIV-infected mothers and infants.

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