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São Tomé and Príncipe

UNDP, working in partnership with the Global Fund and national partners, has provided HIV counselling and testing for 250,000 people and tested and treated 462 TB patients.

Key results - TB

On the island state of São Tomé and Príncipe, UNDP manages the combined Global Fund grant for HIV and TB. UNDP is working with the National TB Program to expand Directly Observed Treatment, Short-course (DOTS), with a particular focus on HIV/TB co-infection and multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients.

95% case detection rate for TB (2016)

Source: World Health Organization

Decrease in TB related mortality between 2000 and 2016

Source: World Health Organization

78% treatment success rate for TB (2015)

Source: World Health Organization

Key results - HIV

The HIV program supports the treatment of sexually transmitted infections, HIV counselling and testing, integration of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services at the health district level, and prevention activities for key populations at higher risk, such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and commercial sex workers (CSW).

712 patients on ARV, among 1,019 living with HIV

Source: UNDP

69% retention on ART 12 months after starting treatment (2016)

Source: UNAIDS

New cases of HIV

Source: The Global Fund

Key results - Malaria

The malaria programme (no longer funded by the Global Fund) targeted the general population, pregnant women, and children under the age five. With Global Fund and UNDP support, the country has achieved high rates of coverage of insecticide treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying, and diagnostic testing, and has delivered sufficient ACTs to treat all patients with malaria attending public health facilities.

15,151 bed nets distributed in 2017, to complement the mass distribution of bed nets executed in 2015. A large part of population including pregnant women and children under five already had a bed net in good condition. During 2012–2016, malaria morbidity (incidence) dropped from 65.5 to 11.3 cases per 1,000 inhabitants, and malaria mortality decreased from 3.9 to 0.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

361,000 bed nets distributed

Source: UNDP

100% population coverage by bed nets (2015)

Source: World Health Organization

Reported confirmed cases of Malaria

Source: World Health Organization