Eastern Cape Provincial Strategic Plan for HIV, TB AND STIs (2012 – 2016)
The Eastern Cape AIDS Council (ECAC) is a Provincial Chapter of the South Africa National AIDS Council. Implementation of ECAC coordination efforts on the HIV multisectoral HIV response is based on the principles and priorities as set out in the National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV, STIs and TB 2012–2016.
Origins of ECAC
Established in 2000, the Eastern Cape AIDS Council, (ECAC) is a public entity of the Office of the Premier, operating independently of government. It was established mainly to coordinate multi sectoral response to HIV, TB and STIs, in the Eastern Cape Province. ECAC was formed to help ensure greater co-operation between government and organs of civil society in the battle against HIV/AIDS. As a multi-sectoral body, ECAC includes government departments and the broader civil society formations, with the responsibility to facilitate implementation, mobilise resources and monitor and evaluate the delivery and impact of HIV/AIDS interventions.