What is the NSP?
The National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and tuberculosis (TB) (2012 – 2016) is a framework to guide the activities of all partners whose work is relevant to HIV, STIs and TB in South Africa. It provides goals and strategies for the country’s response to these diseases during the period 2012 to 2016. The NSP will guide the development of provincial strategic implementation plans as well as sector implementation plans.
What the NSP is not
The NSP aims to focus the country on the most important interventions or activities that the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) believes will bring about significant changes in the incidence and prevalence of HIV, STIs and TB. The NSP does not outline every intervention that must happen in South Africa to manage these diseases. It is not an operational plan. Provinces and other partners will develop their own operational plans in advance of the implementation date of 1 April 2012. The NSP does not replace or duplicate development plans; it will work