Joe Slovo

Current Phase: 2  

Acituational determinants were redirected to the relevant partners for additional assistance, Environmental Campaigns, Infection Prevention. 

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Food Security status in the area.

Joe Slovo Township emerged as an informal settlement in the late 1990’s and only recently became more formalised by the Municipality with the first housing being built in 2003.  It continues to grow as people are relocating from other parts of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan. About 61% of the people in Joe Slovo are unemployed and the majority have low levels of education, making it more difficult to get permanent employment. Water and sanitation is still a huge challenge. Poverty and related social issues such as substance abuse and domestic violence associated with low socioeconomic communities are very much prevalent in Joe Slovo. Health estimates indicate high rates of HIV infection in this community (estimated to be higher than the official data of Antenatal client first test positive rate 19.6% in Eastern Cape).  High rates of infection of Tuberculosis (TB) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) also remain a challenge for this community.

 

Adequate nutrition key to changing the lives of Joe Slovo Informal Settlement residents

Joe Slovo remains one of the poorest and worst affected townships in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan area with regards to all indicators on social and health issues including high unemployment, high HIV, TB and STI prevalence and increasing numbers of AIDS orphans.  Poor service delivery and access to services further compounds these challenges. Operation Hunger’s nutrition education programs play a key role in changing the immediate and long term impact of the community. Having spent xx years in the community, the ability to gain their trust has played a role in creating sustainable and quantifiable change in the community’s relationship with food, health and their overall wellbeing. 

 

CURRENT STATS INCASE YOU NEED THEM:

There is no data on Joe Slovo Informal Settlement’s IPC Acute Food Insecurity  Analysis available. For this reason, data for Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, which it falls under,  will be used. 

IPC ACUTE FOOD INSECURITY ANALYSIS

CURRENT- POPULATION

PROJECTED- POPULATION 

KEY DRIVERS

None                                           

814168

 

           

550202

Lived Poverty, Unemployment,    

Stressed

217111

330121

Instability of Food Access,

Crisis

54278

165060

Food Affordability,

Emergency

0

55020

Loss of Income, 

Catastrophe

0

0

Covid-19 Impact, Informal Environment, Marginal/ Imbalanced  Food Systems

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