Project Description

HIV/Counseling and Testing for agricultural workers


The MARPS Project aimed at promoting HIV and TB awareness, prevention and testing programmes for agricultural workers in the Nkomazi District of Mpumalanga. Interests of this vulnerable farm worker community, which included migrants, women, and children Approximately 82 commercial and small grower farms were involved with this Project. To date 114 812 HCT tests have been carried out.

Aimed at:

  • specific focus on vulnerable farm workers
  • migrants
  • women
  • children
  • Country: South Africa

  • Location: Nkomazi Distric

Main goals:

  • HIV and TB awareness,
  • HIV prevention and testing
  • health programmes for agricultural workers

Facts / Outcome / Impact

HCT Tests carried out (to date)

114 812

Commercial and small grower farm workers receiving HIV counseling and testing services


People referred to government clinics for treatment and care

10 615

TB Screening tests conducted

114 812