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Job advert: Community Monitor 2024

Are you interested in joining our team as a Community Monitor? We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic people to join our team to help identify challenges public healthcare users experience at clinics, and help find solutions that can be put to duty bearers. The deadline for applications is Sunday 18 February 2024.

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Job advert: District Organiser 2024

Are you interested in joining our team as a District Organiser? We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic people to manage a team of monitors to identify challenges public healthcare users experience at clinics, and help find solutions that can be put to facility and district level duty bearers. The deadline for applications is Sunday 18 February 2024.

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Job advert: Key Populations Monitor 2024

Are you interested in joining our team as a Key Populations Monitor? We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic people to join our team to help identify challenges LGBTQIA+ communities, sex workers, and people who use drugs experience at clinics, and help find solutions that can be put to duty bearers. The deadline for applications is Sunday 28 January 2024.

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Third edition Ritshidze report reveal short waits & improved HIV services in KwaZulu-Natal — but key populations continue to face hostile treatment

Poor treatment of key populations is among ten key issues outlined in the third edition of a new Ritshidze State of Health report in KwaZulu-Natal. The report will be launched at three district community meetings this week — in Nseleni today (King Cetshwayo), Umlazi tomorrow (eThekwini), and Mpophomeni on Thursday (uMgungundlovu).

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Ritshidze data reveal longer ARV supplies — but too many people still treated poorly and denied services at Mpumalanga clinics

People being refused services for not having a transfer letter, or being a migrant, people who use drugs, sex workers or part of the LGBTQIA+ community are among nine key issues outlined in the third edition of a new Ritshidze State of Health report in Mpumalanga. The report will be launched at two district community meetings this week — in Kabokweni on 13 June (Ehlanzeni) and Ermelo on 15 June (Gert Sibande).

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Ritshidze survey of more than nine thousand people reveals ongoing crisis in health system for key populations

Unfriendly and discriminatory services are among a number of key issues outlined in the second edition of a new Ritshidze report. The report reveals the ongoing crisis of key populations being ridiculed, abused, and even chased away from clinics — and will be presented to the National Department of Health, PEPFAR, and the Global Fund in a community meeting in Mamelodi today.

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About RITSHIDZE

“Ritshidze” — meaning “Saving Our Lives” in TshiVenda — has been developed by people living with HIV and activists to hold the South African government and aid agencies accountable to improve overall HIV and TB service delivery.

Partner organisations include the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the National Association of People Living with HIV (NAPWA), Positive Action Campaign, Positive Women’s Network (PWN) and the South African Network of Religious Leaders Living with and affected by HIV/AIDS (SANERELA+)—in alliance with Health Global Access Project (Health GAP), the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), and Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

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