Engaging duty bearers at district level

After we gather evidence through community-led monitoring, we then engage with facility staff to try to resolve challenges at the clinic. Where challenges cannot be addressed at a clinic level, or there is resistance from clinics to fix them, we escalate the issues to duty bearers at district, provincial or even national level. The first stage is district level.

We analyse the challenges found through monitoring clinics in the district and generate solutions for cross cutting issues across the district as a whole, or for individual sites in the district that need targeted attention. Ritshidze ground teams then engage with district health departments in order to feedback what we have learnt and potential solutions to fix the challenges. Below are links to several district reports looking at data collected between October and December 2020 that have been presented to the district health teams.

Alfred Nzo: https://ritshidze.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Alfred-Nzo-District-18.02.2021.pdf

Capricorn: https://ritshidze.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Capricorn-District-21.02.2021.pdf

Chris Hani: https://ritshidze.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Chris-Hani-District-19.02.2021.pdf

City of Johannesburg: https://ritshidze.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/COJ-District-06.02.2021.pdf

City of Tshwane: https://ritshidze.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Tshwane-District-06.02.2021.pdf

Ehlanzeni: https://ritshidze.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Ehlanzeni-District-03.03.2021.pdf

Ethekwini: https://ritshidze.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Ethekwini-DOH-District-09.03.2021.pdf

Ethekwini Metro: https://ritshidze.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Ethekwini-Metro-District-09.03.2021.pdf

King Cetshwayo: https://ritshidze.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/King-Cetshwayo-District-23.01.2021.pdf

Lejweleputswa: https://ritshidze.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Lejweleputswa-District-report-19.02.2021.pdf

Mopani: https://ritshidze.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Mopani-District-21.02.2021.pdf

OR Tambo: https://ritshidze.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/OR-Tambo-District-18.02.2021.pdf

Sedibeng: https://ritshidze.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Sedibeng-District-06.02.2021.pdf

Thabo Mafutsanyane: https://ritshidze.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Thabo-Mofutsanyane-District-19.02.2021.pdf

Ugu: https://ritshidze.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Ugu-District-23.01.2021.pdf

Uthukela: https://ritshidze.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Uthukela-District-21.01.2021.pdf


“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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