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Disseminating Avahan Lessons in South Africa (DALSA)

  • South Africa
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2011 - 2015

The Disseminating Avahan Lessons in South Africa (DALSA) project focuses on strengthening the capacity of provincial and national institutions in South Africa to effectively manage, scale up, monitor and evaluate HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions. The project focuses on the impact of HIV interventions on key populations, namely sex workers, men who have sex with men and long-distance truck drivers and other groups in high-transmission areas. Efforts are concentrated primarily in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province, with additional support at the national level.

The Disseminating Avahan Lessons in South Africa (DALSA) project team has supported the National Department of Health and the South Africa National AIDS Council to develop the Operational Guidelines for HIV, STIs and TB Programs for Key Populations in South Africa and the SANAC National Sex Work Sector Plan. Both documents were published on December 1, 2012 ‒ World AIDS Day.

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