Coordination and Management

Coordination of the response is an essential aspect of delivering a cost-effective and well managed response to HIV. HIV services are delivered by multiple stakeholders in the state and civil society sectors, with the private sector playing an increasingly important role. By improving coordination and management of the response, the gaps between supply and demand for HIV services will be narrowed, duplication of efforts will be minimized, rational use of resources will be improved and equitable distribution of resources and services will be realized.

This process dictates the need to form strategic partnerships and alliances with stakeholders including civil society organizations, private sector, development partners, local authorities and communities. It is through improved coordination and monitoring that quality and comprehensiveness of services, accountability, harmonization and alignment can be achieved. Coordination of the national multi-sectoral response takes place at four levels: national, provincial, district and community level. Coordinating structures are multi-sectoral in nature and draw representation from Government, civil society organisations, development partners and private sector.  The National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council within its mandate as prescribed under the Act No. 10 of 2002,  provides the necessary leadership in the coordination and management of the National HIV Response.