Northern Cape Department of Health
Right to Care has been supporting the Northern Cape since 2006. Right to Care cooperates closely with the Department of Health (DoH) to deliver services in a number of areas. These include:
- Scaling up HIV counselling and testing services
- Integrating antiretroviral therapy (ART) services into primary healthcare services
- Transferring stable ART patients from main treatment sites to primary healthcare sites
- Sending counsellors on Hospice’s one-year ancillary health worker training course
- Establishing three cervical-screening sites using VIA at Galeshewe Day Hospital; Tshwaragano Hospital, and Gordonia Hospital, with patients being referred to Kuruman Hospital for colposcopies.
- Assisting with the development of a provincial implementation plan for medical male circumcision (MMC) and provide technical assistance or continuous support or guide on MMC activities
- Piloting a community-based Drug-Resistant TB Management programme and supporting the DR TB outreach program
- Serving on the TB Drug Resistant Clinical Review Committee
- Conducting Tier system Master training for the DoH’s chosen data system
- For the Tier system, supporting a range of activities, among which are site assessments, training, and system implementation.
The Northern Cape office is based in Kimberley. Operations are headed by provincial programme manager Dr Alastair Kantani.