SACBC AIDS OFFICE: ANNUAL REPORT 2009
- ART PROGRAMME
Update on sites and satellites
2009 marked the transition from “PEPFAR 1” (the first 5-year PEPFAR grant) to “PEPFAR 2 (the second 5-year PEPFAR grant). All US-based PEPFAR partners globally were instructed by the US government that their programmes had to transition to a local in-country partner within the first three years of PEPFAR 2. AIDSRelief South Africa is the first programme where this has in fact been implemented. Under PEPFAR 1, the CRS Consortium received the grant from the US government for ARV treatment in 9 countries. In South Africa, CRS had two sub-grantees – SACBC and IYD. PEPFAR 2 officially started on 1 June 2009, with SACBC, IYD and St Mary’s Hospital, Mariannhill (an SACBC treatment site) now being the direct recipients of PEPFAR funding. The SACBC program is no longer called AIDSRelief. It is now called “The Catholic Church’s Response to AIDS”. However, the relationship with CRS continues – CRS is sub-contracted by SACBC to do the Monitoring and Evaluation/statistical reporting for the programm.