Ritshidze at #IAS2021

You can hear more about Ritshidze’s innovative model of community-led monitoring at this year’s International AIDS Society Conference #IAS2021.

Session: Whose reality counts: the role of community monitoring in the HIV response: 21 July 14:00- 14:45 CEST
Anele Yawa, Treatment Action Campaign, South Africa — the presentation is available here.

Poster: Using community-led monitoring to hold national governments’ and PEPFAR HIV programmes accountable to the needs of people living with HIV for quality, accessible services.


“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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