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The NDoH’s mission is to improve the health status of all South African citizens through the prevention of illnesses and the promotion of healthy lifestyles and to consistently improve the healthcare delivery systems by focusing on access, equity, efficiency, quality and sustainability.
As the Primary Healthcare partner in the RFHD’s, the NDoH committed to providing free core medical services by bringing components of their existing Health Counselling and Testing (HCT), and Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) and prevention of Non- Communicable disease campaigns to each of the sites over the three days.
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South Africa, with support from the United States, through the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), provides more than 3 million South Africans with antiretroviral treatment (ART) - saving countless lives, keeping families together, and increasing South Africa's overall economic productivity.
Since 2004, PEPFAR has invested more than $5 billion in South Africa's HIV and TB response, helping to support an unprecedented expansion of prevention, treatment and care services.
To control the epidemic and achieve an AIDS-free generation, the Governments of the Republic of South Africa and the United States are working together to refocus PEPFAR resources for greater impact; focusing programs on 27 districts identified as having the highest HIV/AIDS burden in South Africa. Special focus is also being given to two additional districts with mining and industrial activities, to prevent these areas from becoming high-burden areas as well as focusing on girls and young women.
Adolescent girls and young women remain the most vulnerable to new HIV infections; girls aged 15-19 years are up to eight times, while young women 20-24 are more than three times, more likely to be infected with HIV than their male peers. PEPFAR’S DREAMS initiative aims to reduce these numbers in five districts in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng Provinces – districts identified as high burden and high transmission.
Going where the virus is ensures that we are doing the right things, in the right places, right now.
· Right Things: Expanding access to a combination of evidence-based HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care services that are most effective and efficient in preventing new HIV infections and saving lives.
· Right Places: Targeting resources and HIV/AIDS services to the geographic areas and populations with the highest HIV/AIDS burden and unmet need.
· Right Now: Using the latest micro-epidemic data analysis from the National Department of Health to focus efforts to act with urgency, to fundamentally change the course of the epidemic.
The SABC, as the national broadcaster in South Africa, has signed a second 3 year MoU with RFHA to broadcast the Public Service Announcements (PSAs) across their various TV and radio platforms, as well as conduct interviews with key players in the rollout of the RFHDs. This partnership forms part of their vision and mission to serve the interests of SA citizens from all walks of life.
The SABC adheres to the Broadcasting Act, which aims to establish & develop a broadcasting policy in the Republic in the public interest and for that purpose to contribute to democracy, development of society, gender equality, nation building, provision of education and strengthening the spiritual and moral fibre of society.
As a good corporate citizen, the SABC is actively involved in a range of developmental and social projects across the country. Equally important is the alignment of SABC CSI activities with those of its core business. In addition, the SABC mandate falls in line with United Nations MDG’s. Amongst these are: education; health; community development, women and children
The SABC will remain the catalyst for positive social action, assisting in transforming society through the content that it provides, reflecting the true image of our country, its people, its dreams and aspirations.
Rotarians for Family Health & AIDS Prevention (RFHA) is a global Rotarian Action Group and mobilizing partner of Rotary International. RFHA creates the design, obtains the resources and has overall management responsibility for Rotary-led disease prevention programs such as the Rotary Family Health Days. It is the convener of the program that initiates the partnerships with in-country governments, the U.S. Mission, private sector companies and national media partners and links them to the vast community-based network of Rotary members who implement the program.
RFHA’s Signature Program is the Rotary Family Health Days, now in its seventh year of operation in Africa and second year in India. This programme promotes healthy living and disease prevention by implementing a massive, annual campaign that provides comprehensive, free health care services to tens of thousands of people in underprivileged communities. The services include lifelong immunizations as well as important annual screens.
RFHA’s role in the RFHD programme is to initiate the programme in each country, obtain the partner organisations and funding sources, and to coordinate the work with all implementing partners over the three days. RFHA is responsible for coordinating and working with Rotary South Africa to establish structures in each District to implement the programme.
Rotary is the largest volunteer service organisation in the world. It has 1.2 million members worldwide and 34 000 clubs in 200 countries.
It is the only NGO that has permanent representation at the United Nations. In addition to its well known focus on polio eradication, its Future Vision Plan will include:
Peace and conflict prevention/resolution;
Disease prevention and treatment;
Water and sanitation;
Maternal and child health;
Basic education and literacy; and
Economic and community development
In South Africa, Rotary covers three districts, and has 225 clubs with a total of 5 000 Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors.
Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. They strive to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead's portfolio of products and pipeline of investigational drugs includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer, inflammatory and respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular conditions.
Their portfolio of marketed products includes a number of category firsts, including complete treatment regimens for HIV infection available in a once-daily single pill and the first oral antiretroviral pill available to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV infection in certain high-risk adults.
Strength Through Partnership: Collaborations of all kinds – with partners in science, academia, business and local communities – are central to their work. Partnerships enhance their ability to develop innovative medicines and deliver them to people as efficiently as possible.
Growing Worldwide Reach: Gilead was founded in 1987 in Foster City, California. Since then, they have grown to become one of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies, with 8,000 employees across six continents.
Providing Access to
Life-Saving Medicines: Gilead’s mission is to discover, develop and deliver therapies that will improve the lives of patients with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to these medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status. Today, Gilead works to increase developing world access to its medicines for HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and visceral leishmaniasis.
Responsibility: Gilead focuses on the geographic and therapeutic areas where the company and its medicines can make the greatest difference.
Partnership: Strategic partnerships with other companies and organizations enhance their ability to deliver our medicines to people living in resource-limited countries. These collaborations have been critical to expanding access to their medicines.
Sustainability: Gilead treatment expansion programs are designed to be sustainable, so that patients can continue to benefit for many years to come. To help ensure sustainability at the country level, they support efforts to build local healthcare capacity and strengthen health systems.
Adaptability: Gilead regularly assess their access initiatives and make adjustments as needed in response to lessons learned, stakeholder feedback and evidence of program effectiveness.
The Gilead Foundation: The Gilead Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 2005, seeks to improve the health and well-being of underserved communities around the world. Their giving focuses on expanding access to HIV and hepatitis education, outreach, prevention and health services.
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Gift of the Givers is the largest disaster response NGO of African origin on the African continent. Having been established on the instruction of a Sufi Sheik, Muhammed Saffer Effendi al Jerrahi (a spiritual teacher) in Istanbul, Turkey, on a Thursday evening, 6 August 1992, Gift of the Givers has delivered life saving aid in the form of Search and Rescue teams, medical personnel, medical equipment, medical supplies, medicines, vaccines, anti-malarial medication, high energy and protein supplements, food and water to millions of people in 42 countries, South Africa included. Commencing as a disaster response agency the organisation now has 21 categories of projects which include bursaries, agricultural self sustainability, water provision, counselling and life skills services, entrepreneurship and job creation, establishment of primary health care clinics and medical support to hospitals, winter warmth and supply of new clothing and shoes, sports development, feeding schemes and food parcel distribution, supply of household and personal hygiene packs, educational support and toy distribution, provision of housing, care of the physically and mentally challenged, orphans and the elderly as some of our diverse activities.
Alere delivers reliable and actionable health information through rapid diagnostic tests, resulting in better clinical and economic healthcare outcomes globally. Our high-performance diagnostics for infectious disease, cardiometabolic disease and toxicology are designed to meet the growing global demand for accurate, easy-to-use and cost-effective near-patient tests. Our goal is to make Alere products accessible to more people around the world, even those located in remote and resource-limited areas, by making them affordable and usable in any setting. By making critical clinical diagnostic information available to doctors and patients in an actionable timeframe, Alere products help streamline healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes.
Caxton is a multi-platform media company that focuses on its niche - which is local, community news - through about 120 print products and 74 web-sites covering most metropolitan and rural areas in South Africa. This makes it the biggest community media network in the country and an ideal partner for the Rotary Family Health Days.
Caxton has been a major media partner for the past three years.
Most of its products are located in the very areas where clinics are being held. Hence, many of its editors and journalists have close relations with their respective Rotary clubs and some are even Rotary members themselves.
Apart from publicising the health days in the newspapers and on the web sites, journalists even muck in and lend a hand in some areas.
“We are very proud to play a part in this very important public/private partnership which we know is already making giant inroads into the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and also offers many other vital medical services to people who might not have easy access to more formal care,” said Bevis Fairbrother, who represents the Caxton Group on this project.
“Like Rotary, Caxton also cares about the people in the communities they serve.”
YFM (99.2 FM) is a "Youth" radio station in Johannesburg, South Africa. Established in 1997, the station is formatted to mostly play urban music genres such as Kwaito, Hip Hop, and R&B along with a minority of its airtime being dedicated to talk shows. As noted by the name, the station's core audience consists of young South Africans.
99.2 YFM is Gauteng’s leading youth radio station.
YFM characterizes their core audience as "young South Africans who are imaginative, curious and ambitious. They are continuously seeking new ways to improve their lives and their communities so that they are able to lead successful and rewarding lives."
YFM describes itself as "the soundtrack to an urban life – fast-paced, energetic and uplifting with a mix of a few quiet moments so that you can catch your breath in the middle of Jozi madness." Hip-Hop, house, kwaito, and R&B form the core of YFM’s sound, with occasional rock or pop music thrown in. YFM devotes 80% of airtime to music, but the rest goes to talk radio.
YFM was one of the very first venues for Kwaito artists, and the station owes much of its success to the success of Kwaito. As YFM's DJ Fresh was quoted by BBC World, "A majority of artists who are big right now - we made them they made us."
The YFM brand has experienced a meteoric rise to iconic status since its inception close to 15 years ago.
As the first authentic voice of Black Urban Youth culture the station has been key in identifying and triggering trends in the youth market.
Through the creation of a language that extends beyond just radio, the YFM brand has defined a whole new lifestyle proposition for post democracy young black South African’s.
YFM has always been a mirror and often a catalyst to lifestyle changes and preferences amongst young urban black youth. Over the last 15 years YFM has increasingly seen the profile of it’s listeners changing.
South African black urban youth’s socio-economic conditions have improved greatly over the last few years. A large proportion of our YFM listeners now fall into this category.
A significant number of the station’s listenership falls into the LSM (6-10) bracket.
This has had a direct impact on the manner in which YFM markets itself as a brand and specifically on how we engage with our consumers.
The young black YFM listener – enjoying significant professional success, is very social, loves networking and partying with others (irrespective of race or colour) who share similar tastes and aspirations.
People are at the heart and soul of Independent Media. Together with our growing unique online audience of nearly three million, our print publications have a loyal readership in excess of six million while our star magazines, GQ and Glamour, in partnership with Condé Nast International, offer a combined readership of 17,1 million local and international readers.
Independent Media is one of South Africa’s leading multi-platform content companies. Our stable of fine, quality publications include 20 of the country’s most prominent newspapers with The Star in Johannesburg, Cape Times and Cape Argus in Cape Town and The Mercury in Durban firmly entrenched in millions of households throughout South Africans. African Independent is the only title which serves the African continent and I'solezwe lesiXhosa provides daily news to the 3, 5 miillion literate Xhosas in the Eastern Cape.Business Report is South Africa's largest business newspaper wiith 1,2 million readers.
Independent Online, popularly known as IOL, is Independent’s current digital offering, and brings millions of readers breaking news as events happen in the country and around the world. With a growing daily unique online audience, iol.co.za is one of the largest news and information websites in South Africa.
Independent Media’s established loyal base, is due to its uncompromising approach to delivering fresh, original content to its audiences, with the aid of cutting edge journalism from South Africa’s most talented news staff. People trust our brands. With diversity being our key objective, we offer news and information suited for every South African.
Independent Media is geared for growth. With the adoption of best global practice, investment in state-of-the art technology and the employment of highly skilled individuals, the company aims to become the leading content provider across media platforms in Africa.
Sešego Cares, a South African registered Section 21 Company / NPO with 18A status was established in 2005 by volunteers to make a sustainable difference in the lives of vulnerable people in Southern Africa. The ethos of Sešego Cares is hinged on the spirit of ubuntu to bring together people willing to offer their time, skills and donations to help various socially significant projects in communities across Southern Africa.
Paprika Graphics is an established, dynamic design studio that has a proven track record in developing creative visual solutions.
Whether developing corporate identities, turnkey projects or fully-fledged campaigns, the Paprika team is committed to excellence in design and delivery.
Our client base is as diverse as our expertise and includes foreign entities, corporates, government institutions and small businesses.
Our extensive experience and long-standing reputation is built on a hands-on approach. We partner with our clients to ensure quality, practical and workable solutions tailored to your budget – our vision being ultimate client satisfaction.
“NCRF is a national, membership-driven association of community radio stations and support service organizations. Radio station members are independent non-profit CBO’s, owned and run by diverse local communities who actively participate in the development of programming activities for sustainable non-discriminatory local development. Our work is to build an enabling environment and a coherent sector identity, ensuring continued healthy growth of community radio in South Africa.
Vision: ”A sustainable and independent Community Radio sector in South Africa builds grassroots democracy by mobilizing all communities to engage in their own development — and enables the expression of the diverse voices of civil society — through access to the airwaves and participation in the programming of radio stations”.
Leighwood Lodge Guest House is set in the beautiful, tranquil suburb of Parktown North in Johannesburg.
Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, Leighwood Lodge Guest House offers bed and breakfast accommodation with the comfort, relaxation and warmth that you would expect to feel in your own home, whilst providing the luxury and privacy of a world class guest house.
Enjoy over-sized bathrooms, extra-length beds, exquisite gardens, and delicious home-cooked breakfasts. With quick access to Hyde Park Shopping Centre, the Rosebank, Sandton and Randburg CBDs, and a number of excellent restaurants, Leighwood Lodge is the ideal travel destination.
AFSTEREO was established in 2004 and is the leading South African supplier of real-time radio and television advertising and music data to the media, marketing, research, auditing, regulatory and music industries.
Utilising USA-patented Aircheck™ technology, for which it holds the exclusive South African rights to, the company tracks all commercial and music airplays 24 hours a day on 33 radio and television stations across South Africa.
University Of Johannesburg Community Engagement
The focus of community engagement is on the promotion of health and well being,the values of caring and compassion, respect for diversity and human dignity, community participation, community empowerment, good citizenship and social justice
Community engagement, in the form of organized outreach, is an important component of the University’s vision statement and one of its strategic goals, namely to be an engaged institution. Organized outreach, however, is not a core academic function of the University, but may be assessed for compliance with the UJ conditions of service (click here for more)
About the RFHD Partners
Partnerships with civil society, government and business
RFHA received an unprecedented commitment from the South African Government’s Department of Health who wanted to support the implementation of the RFHD programme across the country. In partnership with Rotary in South Africa, The Gilead Foundation, The US Government through the PEPFAR funded CDC and USAID and other partner organisations, the RFHD programme is now being implemented in South Africa for the fifth year at 120 sites in all nine South African provinces.
South African Department of Health (DoH)
The DoH’s mission is to improve the health status of all South African citizens “through the prevention of illnesses and the promotion of healthy lifestyles, and to consistently improve the healthcare delivery systems by focusing on access, equity, efficiency, quality and sustainability”. National Government: Provides approval and direction, and funds the effort in the case of South Africa. Provides the roll out of core services at each site through their HST and EPI programmes.
Rotary Clubs and Districts
Throughout the world Rotary Clubs and Districts look to RFHA for guidance and possible support for their particular project plans on disease prevention and HIV/AIDS. RFHA is responsible for coordinating and working with Rotary South Africa to establish structures in each District to implement the programme. This involves:
- Identifying all sites in nine provinces in South Africa;
- Engaging with the South African Department of Health (National, Provincial and District level), the Gilead Foundation, CDC, USAID and other partners;
- Developing a media campaign to assist in social mobilization in collaboration with the Gilead South Africa Foundation and the Department of Health;
- Managing all 120 sites;
- Providing add on services at the sites;
- Monitoring and Evaluation at each site in collaboration with the DoH and the CDC; and
- Identifying a launch site with the DoH .
As the national broadcaster in South Africa, has signed a second 3 year MoU with RFHA to broadcast the Public Service Announcements (PSAs) across their various TV and radio platforms, as well as conduct interviews with key players in the rollout of the RFHDs. This partnership forms part of their vision and mission to serve the interests of SA citizens from all walks of life. As a good corporate citizen the SABC mandate falls in line with United Nations MDG’s. Amongst these are: education; health; community development, women and children.
Caxton and community newspapers remain synonymous. Caxton editors and reporters are committed to help improve the lives of all people in the communities their newspapers serve. Therefore, the personal relationships forged with individual Rotarians and clubs in their respective areas are highly effective when promoting the Rotary Family Health Days.Caxton is therefore delighted to have been given the opportunity to team with Rotary to make their Family Health Days in the areas we service one of our community projects for 2017.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) with services at many sites has worked as a consultant to RFHA and is mobilising the implementing partners to assist; The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is also assisting in mobilising the implementing partners;
Other Media Partners:
- Independent Newspapers,
- many other national and community radio and television stations.
Sešego Cares is a supporting media partner.
Paprika is the creative partner.
NGOs: Provide free medical/technical work at all sites.
Leighwood Lodge is our accommodation sponsor.
It is the vision of RFHA, the Rotary leaders in these countries, and the partner organizations to expand the health event each year across Africa and India.