oa South African Health Review - The impact of global health initiatives on access to antiretroviral therapy in South Africa : reflections on the Millennium Development Goals - profile

Volume 2010, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1025-1715



South Africa's health funding does not rely on international donors - except in regard to HIV-related services. Donor aid was less than 1% of South Africa's overall health budget in 2007, but accounted for 26% of HIV and AIDS expenditure. Though donor funding has dramatically increased since 2000, the South African government remains the largest source of HIV-related funding in South Africa. The number of patients in need of antiretroviral therapy (ART) continues to grow, with South Africa's antenatal HIV prevalence standing at 29.3% in 2008.

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