The African continent is in urgent need of trained healthcare professionals in paediatric HIV care and treatment. In May 2006 Stellenbosch University and Columbia University partnered to launch the South to South Partnership for Comprehensive Paediatric HIV Care and Treatment (South to South) in an effort to address this need. The aim of this programme was to increase the capacity of existing healthcare teams by allowing them to learn from one another's experience in successfully implementing paediatric HIV care and treatment services.

In March 2008 the programme was relaunched as the South to South Programme for Comprehensive Family HIV Care and Treatment, and it now focuses exclusively on South African needs. In partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-South Africa and the South African National Department of Health, we aim to reduce the number of HIV infections and the impact of HIV on individuals and families – a key outcome in the South African National Department of Health's HIV/AIDS and STI Strategic Plan (2007-2011).

By helping selected partners to expand their family-centred services, we aim to rapidly increase the number of people that we reach with our HIV prevention, care and treatment services.

South to South is funded by USAID.

South to South Strategic Goals

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