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Prevention & Family Planning
Keeping Mothers Alive
Eliminating New HIV Infections Among Children
Pediatric Overview
Pediatrics HIV Care, Treatment & Support

** We are in the process of updating all data for the priority countries. Therefore the data displayed may not be up to date at this time. **

  • Key Data Points for: South Africa

    • 26%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • %
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 90%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 24%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 44%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Prevention and Family Planning

    • Percent of married women with unmet need for family planning
      N/A
    • Number of new infections among women ages 15-49
      160,000

    Key Data Points for: South Africa

    • 26%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • %
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 90%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 24%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 44%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Keeping Mothers Alive

    Maternal
    Mortality Rate

    140

    Aids Related
    Deaths

    3,800

    Pregnant Women
    Attending at Least
    One ANC Visit

    97%

    Pregnant Women
    Attending at Least
    Four ANC Visit

    87%

    Birth Attended by
    Skilled Health
    Personnel

    91%

    Key Data Points for: South Africa

    • 26%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • %
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 90%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 24%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 44%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Eliminating New HIV Infections Among Children

    • Pregnant Women with HIV Delivering
      260,000

    • Pregnant Women with HIV Delivering
      93%

    • Pregnant Women Receiving ARVs
      90%

    • Pregnant Women Initiating ART
      24%

    Key Data Points for: South Africa

    • 26%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • %
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 90%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 24%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 44%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Paediatrics

    Immunization Rates

    • Under 5 mortality rate per 100,000:
      45

    • Under 5 deaths due to HIV:
      28%

    • Infant mortality rate per 100,000:
      33

    • Infants <6m exclusively breastfeeding:
      8%

    BCG (BIRTH)

    78Baseline 2012 842013 2014 2015

    DPT2 (12 WK)

    72Baseline 682012 652013 2014 2015

    Measles (9M)

    78Baseline 2012 662013 2014 2015

    Key Data Points for: South Africa

    • 26%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • %
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 90%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 24%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 44%
      Date shows change since 2009
  • Paediatric HIV Care, Treatment, & Support

    • 2009 Baseline
    • 2012 Progress
    • 2014 Progress
    • 2015 Target
    Infants born to HIV-positive women receiving EID by 2m of age
    • 88%
    • 78%
    Infants born to HIV-positive women receiving CTX by 6 weeks of age
    • 240,546
    MTCT Rate
    • 12%
    • 6%
    • 6%
    Number of new paediatric infections
    • 33,263
    • 15,413
    • 15,861
    ART Coverage among children 0-14 years
    • 8%
    • 37%
    • 44%

    Key Data Points for: South Africa

    • 26%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • %
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 90%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 24%
      Date shows change since 2009
    • 44%
      Date shows change since 2009

South Africa

Country Situation

Adult HIV prevalence (ages 15-49) in South Africa, estimated at 17.8% in 2009, has remained relatively stable over the last decade[1]. There are considerable regional variations, ranging between 25.8% in KwaZulu Natal and 5.3% in Western Cape in 2008[8]. Prevalence among pregnant women (25.6%) is significantly higher than the prevalence in the general adult population.

South Africa has successfully taken its national PMTCT program to scale, but HIV remains one of the leading causes of maternal and child mortality. More than 95% of pregnant women were tested for HIV in 2010[9], and over 95% of pregnant women with HIV received ARVs for PMTCT in 2011[3]. However, only 68% of HIV-exposed infants were receiving ARVs for PMTCT in 2010[9].

South Africa has adopted WHO Option B regimen for prophylaxis and a costed national PMTCT scale-up plan is in place[10]. Given the good service coverage in terms of ANC, skilled delivery, and PMTCT, South Africa is well placed to achieve Global Plan targets by 2015.

Link to the South Africa_National EMTCT Plan_2011.

Link to the South Africa Ministry of Health.

Country Milestones

  • In Progress

    Countries have conducted an expenditure analysis, harmonized expenditure categories as needed, identified financing gaps in their action plans and have develped and begun to implement a strategy increasing financial assistance from domestic and international sources to support the national EMTCT plan.

    National EMTCT plans are costed.

    National guidelines on PMTCT and infant feeding in line with WHO 2010 recommended guidelines on ARVs for PMTCT.

    National annual EMTCT progress report includes community (civil society) analysis of progress and feedback from civil society is reflected in revisions to national EMTCT operational plans. Community engagement milestone has been revised and will be reported in June 2013.

    Baselines for essential commodity needs for EMTCT have been established.

    Relevant support and management capacity has been increased (IATT focal points in place).

    Policy review has been conducted to dentralize and task shift essential HIV activities to the primary care and community levels.

    Country has reported on estimated number of new HIV infections among children averted and number of mothers kept alive.

    Estimated number of new pediatric infections reduced by 50% from 2009 levels in at least 10 priority countries.

    Relevant targets met in at least 50% of districts in the country.

    Every district reports regular supplies of drugs and commodities without stock outs.

    Completed
    Behind

References

UNAIDS 2013 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, 2013 unpublished estimates.
UNICEF, WHO, UNAIDS Global Update on HIV Treatment Results, Impact and Opportunities 2013
UNAIDS modeling, 2013, based on 2012 country estimates.
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Global Report: UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic 2013, UNAIDS, Geneva 2013.
UNICEF update to a table published in the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Global Report: UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic 2013, UNAIDS, Geneva 2013, p. 9
Trends in Maternal Mortality 1990 to 2010.  WHO 2012.