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Health Sector

EU Match Project

Supporting clinics in Lusikisiki and Flagstaff

We have partnered with Oxfam Italia to provide support to clinics in Lusikisiki and Flagstaff. Following on from the 2011 PMTCT pilot project funded by the Meyer Paediatric Hospital and initiated at the Holy Cross Gateway Clinic in Flagstaff, the EU Match Project commenced in 2012.  

This mirrors support given to projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania, which are also supported by the European Union.

Charlize Theron Africa Outreach

Preventing HIV infection in South African youth

We want to prevent HIV infection of South African youth. And with funding from the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, we are able to do just that. Our focus is on youth in the Newlands and Chalumna, two areas in the Eastern Cape. Ours is a human rights and gender equality-based approach to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and support in line with the HIV/AIDS/STD Strategic Plan for South Africa 2007-2011.

Health Sector
Health Sector

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Educating pregnant women about the dangers of alcohol consumption

When women drink during pregnancy their children become at risk for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. With funding by the EC Liquor Board, our community health workers educate women at taverns and antenatal clinics about how consuming alcohol is harmful to their unborn children. 

Kistefos HIV/AIDS Action

Supporting the prevention of mother to child transmission & paediatric ART provision to affected children

We provide holistic support to communities affected by HIV in Port St Johns (OR Tambo district). As a PMTCT and paediatric ART support programme, we have established a gardening programme, with vegetable gardens being built at clinics and throughout the area; the community is being mobilised. Nurses and community health workers are better equipped to provide PMTCT and ART, and there is better provision of ART to pregnant women, mothers and children.

The programme was established in 2009 with funding from Kistefos in Norway.

Kistefos Phase 2
We are replicating the methodology and work of the Kistefos/Isilimela HIV/AIDS Action Programme into three new health sub-districts over a 30 month period. These are Nyandeni, Mhlontlo and Qaukeni in the OR Tambo District Municipality.

The programme is also funded by Kistefos, Norway

Health Sector
Health Sector

One to One Paediatric ART Support Programme

Preventing the transmission and spread of HIV & providing ART to affected children

In areas which include Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage, Kareedouw, Sundays River Valley, Queenstown, Whittlesea and Nyandeni, the programme has been ongoing since 2004 (and 2011 in other areas). We utilise a well-established methodology, flexible enough for new elements as dictated by health-related legislation and policy, and communities needs

Pampers New Moms Education Programme

Improving health for new mothers & babies

We have teamed with Proctor and Gamble to target the United Nations Millenium Development Goals related to child and maternal health. Our aims are also that of the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal, New Born and Child Mortality (CARMMA) policy of South Africa. 

This programme has been initiated in 204 hospitals across all nine provinces.

Health Sector
Health Sector

Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF)

Supporting the prevention of mother to child transmission & paediatric ART provision to affected children

With assistance and funding from the One to One Children’s Fund and the Positive Action for Children Fund, we implemented this programme from April 2014 in 13 clinics in the Ngqeleni area of Nyandeni sub-district.

Eye Cataract Project

Restoring sight to the blind

Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness. In the Eastern Cape, an estimated 38 354 people are blind (RAAB study 2010: Fred Hollows Foundation, SA). In 62% of these cases, this is due to cataracts. In our support of the Health Department, we assist with identifying cataracts and referring and transporting patients to their operations. The surgery is quick – just 15-minutes – and the results are life changing.

Health Sector


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