Commitment to Action

Anti-retroviral treatment for HIV/AIDS

Commitment by

Ark - Absolute Return For Kids

In 2007, Absolute Returns for Kids (ARK) committed to launch 14 new ARV sites in the Western Cape Province (SA)with the aim of enrolling 10,433 parents, caregivers and children on treatment.
By September 2009, a total 16 new sites were launched and supported by 'SWAT' teams, leading to 7,214 patients enrolled on ART. The SWAT teams strengthened the capacity in these sites to rapidly roll out treatment. During the duration of the project, ARK exited 6 of these sites which were taken over by the Department of Health (WC).
They achieved sustainability, after the establishment of a new, local South African NGO, Kheth'Impilo, by former ARK employees. Thanks to an agreement with ARK's funder, PEPFAR, operations in the 10 remaining sites were transferred to Kheth'Impilo (KI) on October 1, 2009, who will continue running the program and enrolling further patients with (primarily) PEPFAR funds.

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Commitment

Anti-retroviral treatment for HIV/AIDS

Launched

2007

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$5,000,000

Region

Africa

Countries

SOUTH AFRICA

Commitment by

Ark - Absolute Return For Kids

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Provincial Government of the Western Cape, South Africa, Ma'afrika Tikkun, Tb Care Association