Spotlight | December 2, 2019
The new Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Winnie Byanyima was in Soshanguve, a township north of Pretoria, on Friday for a clinic visit, a town hall engagement with the local community, and to partake in activities of the civil society clinic monitoring project called Ritshidze.
The event was organised by the Ritshidze project, a new community-led monitoring and accountability initiative of HIV and TB services in high burden public healthcare facilities in South Africa. The project is a collaboration between the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Positive Action Campaign (PAC), Positive Women’s Network (PWN), the National Association of People Living with HIV and AIDS (NAPWA), and the South African Network of Religious Leaders living with or Affected by HIV and AIDS (SANERELA+). Other partners include Health GAP, amfAR, and Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute.