The National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB) (2012–2016) NSP is the strategic guide for the national response to HIV, STIs and TB for the next five years. The plan addresses the drivers of the HIV and TB epidemics and builds on the achievements of the previous NSPs to achieve its goals. Interventions that have worked well will be scaled up and the quality of service delivery will be improved, while at the same time proven new interventions will be implemented. Because it is intended to respond to the changes in the HIV and TB epidemics, the NSP will be reviewed periodically for relevance and effectiveness and, when necessary, adjustments will be made.
The NSP aims to inform national, provincial, district and community-level stakeholders on strategic directions to be taken into consideration when developing implementation plans. It will also be used by SANAC as the framework to coordinate and monitor implementation by sectors, provinces, districts and municipalities. International development partners will use the NSP to support the country in its efforts to turn the tide with respect to the twin epidemics of HIV and TB.