GRS SA: Managing Director

Grassroot Soccer is a nonprofit organization and adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities. Grassroot Soccer South Africa (GRS SA) was founded as a local affiliate of GRS Inc. in 2006. It is registered as an NPO with a local Board of Directors.

South African Activist David Barnard to Run the Grand to Grand Ultra in Support of the END Fund

On September 25, 2016, David Barnard will take on the Grand to Grand Ultra in honour of the END Fund and the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa. By participating in this extreme multi-stage race, David has committed himself to raising awareness and funds to help the over 1.6 billion people worldwide whose lives are affected by NTDs.

Call for Papers: Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) is a self-funded, applied research unit based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. HEARD conducts a range of research-from pure to applied- seeking to support all those intent on designing interventions to reduce the HIV pandemic in all sectors  in  the  SADC and East Africa region. Its research agenda is driven by current issues and is aimed at producing knowledge and evidence critical to informed policies and actions.

Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Hope House Counselling Centre: Mental Health Counsellor

Hope House Counselling Centre is a NGO that equips people to withstand the pressures of a daily life. The organisation offers counselling, courses, workshops and support groups.

Hope House's maternal mental health service is run in collaboration with the Perinatal Mental Health Project of the University of Cape Town.

Hope House Counselling Centre seeks to appoint a Mental Health Counsellor, based in Cape Town.

S/he will involve provision of therapeutic counselling to emotionally distressed pregnant and postnatal women.

Scientists Proclaim Breakthrough in HIV Prevention

Scientists have proclaimed a breakthrough in research into the use of an antiretroviral microbicide which they say could prevent more than 500 000 new HIV infections in South Africa alone over the next decade.

The scientists say that an experiment with a trial group of South African women shows that those who used a vaginal gel containing tenofovir, an antiretroviral drug, were 39 percent less likely to become infected with HIV during sex than those who did not use it.

Legal Grounds: Reproductive and Sexual Rights in African Commonwealth Courts, Volume II

‘Legal Grounds: Reproductive and Sexual Rights in African Commonwealth Courts, Volume II’ is a compilation of case summaries and analytical highlights that draws attention to the interpretation and application of human rights norms by courts in African Commonwealth countries. It focuses on issues pertaining to reproductive and sexual health and rights, including gender-based violence, marriage-related gender discrimination, validity of customary and religious marriages, property inheritance and distribution, abortion and claims of fetal interests, and HIV discrimination.

Appeal for Donations to Save Children Hospital

RED Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, is appealing for any donation towards upgrading the specialist surgical ward (D1) which handles about 180 admissions a month.

In a press statement, the hospital says, “Hospital staff strive to provide the best possible medical, surgical and nursing care with the shortest hospitalisation possible. To achieve this effectively and efficiently ward D1 urgently requires an upgrade.”

1 000 Cities' Drive for Urban Health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will launch a major campaign to counter a triple threat to health in fast growing cities, home to more than half the world's population.

The campaign is expected to start on World Health Day and aims to rally 1 000 cities to open up public spaces to health, by closing off portions of streets to traffic, to encourage exercise in parks and clean up campaigns.


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