The following document is the government's HIV and AIDS and STI strategic plan for South Africa 2007-2011. The plan defines the nature of the South African HIV and AIDS problem and identifies key interventions to be carried out in order to reduce the rate of new HIV infections. It also recognises the plight of the many people that are living with HIV and AIDS and outlines relevant interventions to mitigate the impact of this disease on individuals, families and communities.
Government's National Strategic Plan (Draft 10 NSP 2007)
The following document covers the government's latest legislation concerning children in South Africa, particularly with reference to the care of orphans and vulnerable children.
Children's Amendment Bill
Three South African mortality audit reports: Saving Mothers, Saving Babies and Saving Children, provide a review of the health care provided to mothers, babies and children. These reports help to guide priorities for the National Department of Health and all levels of health service delivery. In 'Every Death Counts', the authors of these three reports have come together in order to provide a unified call for action to save the lives of South Africa's mothers babies and children.
Every Death Counts 2008 The Department of Social Development (DSD) is mandated to provide programmes and services to vulnerable children according to international agreements ratified spielautomaten by the government. These include various agreements that mandate the provision of services aimed at protecting children’s rights as entrenched in the Constitution of South Africa, the Children’s Act of 2005 and the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child.The plight of children living in child-headed households is a significant concern, as these children are vulnerable, have limited means to generate an income, are unable to effectively sustain their household, and are less able to protect themselves from various forms of abuse. The Gauteng DSD commissioned research into child-headed households in this province, which are presented in the following report.
Child Headed Households in Gauteng Province - a survey of the prevalence and experiences of families in Gauteng