also addresses other socio-economic factors which could increase the risk of new infections. These are contributory factors such as poverty, sexual violence, gender inequality, and lack of education. Aurum, in conjunction with other service providers
within Ekurhuleni, developed interventions for vulnerable groups. Government stakeholders include the Department of Health (National and Provincial); the Department of Social Development; the Department of Basic Education and local government. The Aurum Institute
as an Implementation and Technical Partner performs an over-arching role relating to the governance of the DREAMS
project in Ekurhuleni, and to the leadership and coordination of the other implementing partners within the district.