SPF Project


Funded by: Kistefos, Norway

Programme Manager: Khuzwayo August

Sector: Health

We wish to take what we have learned from our current programs, methodologies and tools and test and validate them through published, peer-reviewed research as proof of the working Kistefos health models in new clinics.

This will ensure uptake of proven methodologies by government departments and facilities over 2 years


Provide funding for 8 high level (Masters/ PHD level) studies to research and validate our models using the previous clinics and data as well as testing results in the 10 new clinic areas. Results: 5 High Level Studies started:

1.       Skills to Care modules completed and published. Research completed. Awaiting publication. Author Ms T. Boulle

2.       Primary Mental Health module completed and published. Research completed and published. Author Ms R. Turner

3.       Balanced Scorecard manual completed. Research completed and approved. Researcher Mr K August awarded MBA.

4.       Patient File Management manual completed. Research ethics approved and research ongoing By CADRE researchers but fieldwork not possible. To be completed in 2021

5.       OVC Safety Nets manual completed. Research ethics approved and research ongoing by CADRE researchers but fieldwork not possible. To be completed in 2021

6.       Integrated School health Modules completed including School Visioncare Module. Modules and method adopted by 3 Districts in Eastern Cape

7.       Mentor Mom modules completed. Being used in many areas. Recognised as best practice by SA National Department of Health and PEPFAR 2019

8.       Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission. Perinatal HIV module published

9.       Mother and Baby Care Modules completed and published. Includes, Exclusive Breastfeeding, Nutrition and Growth monitoring of babies, Peri-natal HIV, Care of the mother.

10.   COVID-19 Manual published.

Department of Health and/or Universities to provide ethical clearance to guide the process. Results: 5 Ethical Clearances received, 4 Articles produced, 6 manuals published, 3 other manuals completed, in use and shared. We making good progress but will use savings to continue into 2021.

Links below to our Manuals and Guides available on Bettercare:

Child and Adolescent Care

Childhood HIV

Childhood TB



Maternal Mental Health

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mother and Baby Care

Perinatal HIV

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