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Table 1 Comparison of provincial populations, HIV prevalence, human resources, and funding for HIV Programme

From: Differences in antiretroviral scale up in three South African provinces: the role of implementation management

  Free State Gauteng Western Cape
Public sector dependent population (PSDP) mid 2007* 2.5 million 7.5 million 3.9 million
Population in urban settlements 75.8% 97.2% 90.4%
Antenatal HIV prevalence 2007 31.5% 30.6% 15.3%
Professional nurses per 100,000 public sector dependent population in 2007 131.6 107.3 114.0
Doctors/100,000 public sector dependent population in 2007 23.2 32.0 33.8
Spending on primary health care in 2007 (rand per capita public sector dependent population) 233 312 428
2005/6 HIV conditional grants (rand per capita public sector dependent population) 40 25 21
Additional resources mobilised for HIV programme in 2005/6 (rand per capita PSDP) 0 33(Provincial Equitable Share) 20(Global Fund + Provincial Equitable Share)
  1. Sources: [27][28][29]
  2. * Approximately 85% of South Africa’s population is dependent on the public health system for care