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
The Uhambo Foundation is a nonprofit/PBO that focuses on improving the lives of children with mobility disabilities through the provision of mobility devices, clinical support, capacity building and the delivery of programmes including Early Childhood Development, Parent and Caregiver Training and other support initiatives.
Founded in September 1986, the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society's mission is to strengthen philanthropy and civil society through education, research and leadership training.
South Africa’s civil society sector, variously known as the nonprofit (NPO) or non-governmental organisation (NGO) sector, plays a vital and often unacknowledged developmental role. In spite of an enlightened Constitution, discrimination and inequity still abound in South Africa. Women, children, people of colour, indigenous peoples, migrants, gay and lesbian groups, and people living with HIV/AIDS, are among particularly vulnerable groups.
The People First Foundation will host a Donor Engagement Forum on 3 August 2012 in Cape Town.
The aim of the forum is to
The recent call by the National Lotteries Board (NLB) for stakeholder input to assist in identifying the focus areas for National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) funding has been positively received by major roleplayers. The input from stakeholders is streaming in steadily and the NLB has decided to extend the period for input to 22 May 2012 so that more roleplayers, especially those in outlying areas, can also use the opportunity to make valuable input.
Yatsar Centre is a nonprofit organisation that operates with the mercy of our Lord, as it provides shelter, food and employment for homeless people in Africa, as well as acting as an effective distribution agent to serve other missions to the effect of providing food and necessities on an ongoing basis.
Nobel Laureate and chairperson of the Brooks World Poverty Institute, Joseph Stiglitz, says international trade will only help fight global poverty if rich countries turn their rhetoric into action.
Speaking at the Global Poverty Summit in Johannesburg, Stiglitz pointed out that, “It is time to bring the talks to a close. Successfully doing so requires courage and sacrifice by the rich countries.”
The European Union (EU) is to release an emergency humanitarian aid of €5 million for those threatened by the post-election crisis Côte d'Ivoire.
In a press statement, European commissioner in charge of international aid, Chritina Georgieva, points out that, “Our duty is to work out emergency plans and as soon as possible give humanitarian aid to the victims.”
Georgieva says the post-electoral troubles Côte d'Ivoire had displaced mass populations of 11 000 people to Ghana, Liberia and Guinea-Conakry.