Ensuring that the package of services
provided during the first 1 000 days is more
comprehensive, and includes the services
envisaged in the Nurturing Care Framework
and the ECD Policy, will require substantial
Although the neonatal mortality rate in South Africa (SA) has remained stagnant at 12 deaths per 1 000 live births, the infant and under-5 mortality rates have significantly declined since peaking in 2003. Policy changes ...
South Africa has made great strides in reducing the vertical transmission of human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the first two months of life from 23% (2003) to 0.7% (2019),
despite a persistently high antenatal HIV ...