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South Africa Bilateral Projects
Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA) and its 20 partners support USAID and the SAG at national, provincial, district and local level to implement evidence-based strategic advocacy, communication and social mobilization (ACSM) programs to address HIV issues. Initiatives are aligned to the NSP and USAID Prevention Guidance and Partnership Framework. JHHESA addresses HIV prevention and TB through comprehensive communication programming that address the social, structural, behavioral and biomedical drivers of the epidemic.
Boston University, with its local partner Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) of the University of the Witwatersrand, generate accurate, current, program-relevant information about the outcomes, costs, cost-effectiveness, and benefits of HIV/AIDS and TB prevention, care, and treatment interventions.
The Right to Care (RTC) Umbrella Grants Management (UGM) mechanism provides technical program, grant management, and capacity building support to local NGOs through sub-award agreements. RTC is a locally controlled and operated organization. For the COP 2012 period, three sub-recipients are currently planned: AgriAids, South to South, and Lifeline Rustenburg. The primary technical areas of focus of these sub-recipients are HCT for rural, migrant populations, and PMTCT delivery strengthening through provincial community healthcare worker training. The RTC program coordination team provides technical program support to sub-recipients according to the program areas they are involved in.
The URC TB Project is a provincial support partner working in Northwest, Limpopo, Northern Cape, Free State, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal, and Mpumalanga. The target population includes PLHIV. The project’s objective is to strengthen TB/HIV collaboration and provide PLHIV with continuum of care. The activities for FY 2012- 2014 have been amended in line with the functions of a PEPFAR provincial partner as per the Partnerships Framework between the USG and SAG and the NSP.
FHI 360 is an Umbrella Grants Management (UGM) entity that manages several large agreements on behalf of USAID, providing management capacity building and oversight. FHI360 will provide technical support to all partners on programmatic reporting. FHI 360 will verify final project deliverables from partners. The UGM will assist partners to conduct post-project assessments and documentation of lessons learned including reviewing results from evaluations.
Pact's Rapid Response for HIV and AIDS in South Africa is an umbrella grant mechanism for USAID PEPFAR grants identified through a USG interagency competitive (APS) process. Pact's primary goal is to build sustainable institutional capacity and increase the effectiveness of local partners to achieve expanded and quality services. Pact conducts initial assessments (identifying key organizational strengths and weaknesses) and works with each partner to develop and implement a tailored, phased capacity building agenda.
Social Sectors Development Strategies Inc. has partnered with Tulane University and IRI to evaluate a selected number of USAID funded programs targeting adolescent OVC in order to provide an evidence base for informing current and future OVC programming in South Africa. In doing so, this project will promote expansion of evidence-based interventions, which is a key priority of the USG-SAG Partnership Framework and the National Strategic Action Plan. The research is targeting OVC adolescent aged 12 – 17 and their caregivers who are enrolled or participating in selected OVC programs.
Tulane University’s goal under this project is to contribute to the evidence-base concerning programming for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). By conducting case studies and assessments of existing OVC programs, this project will provide data on the priority needs of OVC, lessons learned from interventions, as well as evidence concerning the effectiveness of program models. In doing so, this project will promote expansion of knowledge-based interventions, which is a key priority of the USG-SAG Partnership Framework and the National Strategic Action Plan.
GrassRoots Soccer’s work involves the development of a sports oriented peer education intervention that uses both the appeal of playing sport and the use of sports analogies to promote prevention and behavior change. Sports NGOs are well placed in their linkages to schools as well as community-based sports initiatives to embark on a peer education intervention where the coaches are identified as supervisors in the program.
The Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) currently has 75 member hospices throughout South Africa (SA), each an independent legal entity. The Mission of HPCA is to provide and enhance the provision of sustainable, accessible, quality palliative care. PEPFAR funds will strengthen the capacity of member hospices and other governmental and non-governmental organizations to provide quality services to HIV-infected persons.
The Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services Program (SIAPS) is a 5-year cooperative agreement managed centrally by the Health Systems Division of USAID and awarded in October 2011. SIAPS will assure the availability of quality pharmaceutical products and effective pharmaceutical services to achieve desired health outcomes consistent with the Global Health Initiative. SIAPS will provide “next generation” technical leadership and assistance in pharmaceutical system strengthening with a deliberate focus on patient-centered services and health outcomes.
USAID is funding a consortium of partners (Wits Reproductive Health Institute, Cell-Life, Praekelt Foundation, and Geo-med), together with the Vodacom Foundation, to provide comprehensive HIV/AIDS services using mobile communication. Mobile health (“mHealth”) technologies will be deployed and implemented on a national scale in South Africa, supporting a broad spectrum of HIV-related interventions, namely: prevention (social networking, HIV awareness, counseling and testing), diagnosis, treatment, prevention of mother to child transmission, patient support and overall health systems strengthening.
Funds will support adult & pediatric basic health care, adult ART treatment, HIV counseling and testing, and health system strengthening activities at national, provincial and district levels. URC-HCI will provide technical assistance and work closely with provincial and district managers to support implementation and scale-up of HIV services at all DOH sites in 31 districts in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Eastern Cape, and KwaZulu Natal.
The project aims to reduce new HIV infections, vulnerability and risk amongst migrants and mobile populations and the communities they interact with by facilitating, promoting, and providing access to HIV and TB services, strengthening capacity, and advocating for migration policies. IOM’s goals, objectives, and activities are fully aligned with the Partnership Framework and the NSP. The NSP includes migration issues as an HIV risk factor and migrants as a key population at risk.
Last updated: January 30, 2017