hiv/aids

hiv/aids

  • Partnership to Fight TB, HIV and Malaria

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced multimillion-rand partnerships with South African institutions to develop new medicines and vaccines for HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.

    The foundation partnered on two multi-year programmes, one with the Medical Research Council's Strategic Health Innovation Partnerships (SHIP) unit and the other with the University of Cape Town's Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3-D).

    The council would receive R125 million over three years to lead and fund research aimed at developing AIDS and TB vaccines, adding to the R130 million from the Department of Science and Technology and R60 million from the Department of Health.

    To read the article titled, “Gates Foundation, SA link to combat HIV, TB, malaria,” click here.

    Source: 
    Mail and Guardian
  • UNAIDS Commends SA on AIDS

    New HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by a third since 2004, according to a report handed to Deputy President, Kgalema Motlanthe.
     
    The report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) shows that between 2004 and 2012, the number of new HIV infections fell from an estimated 540 000 to 370 000.
     
    UNAIDS Country Coordinator for South Africa, Catherine Sozi, says that government’s increased roll-out of the antiretroviral (ARV) therapy programme had averted an estimated 780 000 deaths between 2004 and 2012.
     
    To read the article titled, “UNAIDS has ‘good news’ about HIV in SA,” click here.

    Source: 
    BDLive
  • HIV, Easier to Live With - Activist

    The recent development of new and stronger HIV/AIDS drugs ensures that HIV becomes easier to live with.
     
    AIDS activist, David Patient, says he has lived with HIV for 30 years by leading a positive lifestyle and taking his medication correctly.
     
    "If I had a choice between being infected with HIV and living with diabetes, I would much rather take HIV. It is a much easier disease to live with, versus diabetes type 2. That is how manageable HIV is today. In fact, my life expectancy as a person living with HIV is longer than that for a person living with type 2 diabetes," states Patient.
     
    To read the article titled, “HIV is much easier to live with than diabetes: activist,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • Wits University HIV Breakthrough

    Two University of the Witwatersrand scientists have made major strides in the quest of finding a vaccine to prevent the HIV infection. The researchers, Maria Papathanasopoulos and Dr Penny Moore, will present a research lecture on their internationally recognised work at the University of the Witwatersrand on 26 November 2013.

    Papathanasopoulos argues that, although condoms and male circumcision works to prevent HIV, about 1 000 South Africans are still infected every day.

    The researchers believe scientists need to know how to make broadly neutralising (special) antibodies and give people the right kind of HIV protein that instructs the body on how to make these antibodies if they are to make an effective vaccine.

    To read the article titled, “Wits HIV breakthrough,” click here.

    Source: 
    Times Live
  • Bala Appointed UNAIDS Ambassador

    Gospel and RnB musician, Loyiso Bala, has been appointed as the national Goodwill Ambassador for the joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
     
    UNAIDS coordinator, Catherine Sozi, says that Bala would use the position to speak out about the stigma and discrimination suffered by HIV-infected people and on gender inequality and gender-based violence.
     
    Sozi points out that, “He [Bala] has a powerful role to play in helping us highlight critical issues in the HIV response, there is still a lot to be done to achieve the goal of reducing the disease by 2015."
     
    To read the article titled “Loyiso Bala s, UNAids Ambassador” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • Youth Most Affected by HIV - UNAIDS

    The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) regional support team director, Sheila Tlou, states that young people are carrying the burden of the HIV pandemic.
     
    The 21-country report compiled by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNAIDS, the UN Population Fund, the UN Children's Fund, the World Health Organisation, and other bilateral partners, urged health and education ministers to respond to the continuing high levels of HIV infection, unintended pregnancy, and low HIV prevention knowledge impacting millions of adolescents in the province.
     
    "AIDS is shattering young people's opportunities for healthy adult lives." - UNAIDS
     
    To read the article titled, “Youth most affected by HIV: UNAIDS”, click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • Anova Health Institute: Clinical Programme Specialist

    Anova Health Institute
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, September 13, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Anova Health Institute is a leading partner in capacity building and the provision of technical support to the Department of Health, with a reputation for innovative responses and ground-breaking research in HIV. Anova is primarily funded by the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for Development (USAID).

    Anova Health Institute seeks to appoint a Clinical Programme Specialist, based in Parktown, Johannesburg.

    The Clinical Programme Specialist will report to the Chief Operating Officer.

    The Clinical Programme Specialist will provide medical, clinical and relevant public health expertise to lead aspects of Anova’s technical support work in district programmes across South Africa. The Clinical Programme Specialist will be responsible for leading the clinical aspects of a comprehensive health programme, working closely with Anova’s health systems strengthening activities and research endeavours.

    Responsibilities:
    • Provide strategic direction, technical guidance, and leadership on clinical programmes, with a special focus on HIV and TB, but also including consideration of non-communicable diseases and sexual and reproductive health;
    • Work with Anova’s district programme managers and technical advisors to assist district health services in providing innovative, effective, relevant and sustainable clinical programmes;
    • Participate in national and provincial level policy processes, and will ensure high-level medical expertise from Anova to South African government partners at all levels of the health services;
    • Comprehensive knowledge of HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment is required;
    • Experience in HIV biomedical prevention strategies including counseling and testing, medical male circumcision, and other emerging biomedical prevention approaches;
    • Knowledge of the South African health care system and structures and is familiar with Department of Health policies, programme priorities and regulations; Research experience and a publication track record is desirable;
    • Regular travel to Anova offices in other provinces;
    • Work independently, make programme recommendations, and take initiative;
    • Communication abilities, demonstrated management and leadership skills, and a vision for future innovative approaches to healthcare improvements.
    Requirements:
    • Medical Degree with a postgraduate qualification in Public Health or a related field is required;
    • Registration with the HPCSA;
    • Ten years’ experience in planning and managing health programmes;
    • Expertise in HIV and AIDS, STIs, TB issues and priorities in South Africa;
    • Experience working with South African National and Provincial Departments of Health;
    • Experience is required in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV or other public health programmes that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partners, particularly within the PEPFAR funding environment;
    • Experience supervising the work of other staff or consultants;
    • In-depth knowledge of the South African public health sector, and in strategies and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of care and support programmes is desired;
    • Initiative, and the ability to develop and carry out work plans, and solve problems independently;
    • Command of English, with demonstrated excellent writing and reporting skills;
    • Ability to participate in, facilitate and present at project meetings and in public forums;

    • Commitment to building personal and organisational capacity;
    • Experience in training healthcare workers;
    • Ability to communicate between colleagues with a variety of cultural backgrounds in a respectful and diplomatic manner;
    • Ability to enhance effective professional partnerships;
    • Organisational, electronic file management and computer skills including MS Office;
    • Ability to travel to Anova offices outside Johannesburg on a regular basis;
    • Required outputs with short timelines may necessitate work outside of normal office hours.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to Mandi Shale at recruitment@anovahealth.co.za.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about the Anova Health Institute, refer to www.anovahealth.co.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Humana People to People South Africa: Programme Director Communications

    Humana People to People South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Humana People to People South Africa is a South Africa NGO committed to empower and uplift disadvantaged communities. The organisation is a member of the international Federation Humana People to People. The aim of the Partnership Office is to establish partnerships with and raise funds from government, business, other organisations and foundations in order to create the foundation for the further expansion of operations in South Africa.

    In connection with possible up scaling of its existing HIV/AIDS programme for community mobilisation under USAID.

    Humana People to People seeks to appoint a Programme Director Communications, based in Johannesburg.

    Responsibilities:
    • Responsibility for the management of the communication activities under a large scale community mobilization program on HIV & AIDS. This includes interaction with South African government, USAID and other partners in adopting and aligning communication approaches and tools and incorporating these in the program and building the capacity of the organization staff and other local organizations and structures to incorporate these approaches.
    Requirements:
    • Master’s degree or higher in public health, social sciences or related field;
    • Minimum of eight years experience in managing large scale communication programs with important community components;
    • Previous experience in building the technical capacity of organizations in communication strategies;
    • Experience in liaison with senior officials from South African government, USAID and other civil society organizations;
    • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills.
    Salary: R60 000 per month basic salary – negotiable.  

    To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to partnership@lantic.net or fax to: 086 502 7311.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about Humana People to People South Africa, refer to www.hpp-sa.org.  

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • FHI360 South Africa: Associate Director / Technical Training & Capacity Building

    FHI 360 - South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, August 26, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    FHI360 South Africa is a nonprofit organisation working in reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support.

    FHI 360 seeks to appoint an Associate Director, Technical Training and Capacity Building, based in Pretoria.

    Responsibilities:
    • Lead the design, delivery and monitoring of technical assistance provided toward strengthening HIV/AIDS programming, in the areas of HIV prevention, treatment, care & support, OVC and BCC in both local organizations and the SAG;
    • Source  appropriate TA providers for building of technical quality of programs and to respond to grantee/SAG/Donor requests around technical HIV programming;
    • Assess the technical programs of and develop technical assistance plans for the local organizations to support programs meeting SAG and international best practices;
    • Oversee and provide vision for a technical capacity development team, ensure that the team’s efforts are coordinated and conducted in accordance with the technical assistance plan;
    • Guide and monitor implementation of  activities to achieve the technical goals of the project, ensuring that required inputs are in place on time;
    • Report on progress made against technical assistance plans as requested;
    • Represent the project on relevant technical working groups.
    Requirements:
    • Master’s degree or its international equivalent in public health or a related field (significant experience in HIV prevention is necessary);
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience in public health, including at least four years of experience in health promotion, HIV/AIDS or TB control;
    • Minimum of five years of experience in a senior technical position that involvement multi-sectorial coordination that included government;
    • Experience in delivering technical assistance, assessing technical quality of programs and HIV programs management;
    • Strong preference for individuals with South Africa work experience;
    • Combination HIV prevention care and support;
    • Orphans and vulnerable children;
    • Health systems strengthening within the government sector;
    • Integrating gender equity in program planning.
    This is a local hire position and is open to South African citizens and non-South Africans with valid work authorisation. 
     
    A competitive salary and benefits will be provided.
     
     To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to Margaret Macheli at sa-vacancies@fhi360.org. Indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about FHI360, refer to www.fhi360.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • FHI360 South Africa: Administration Manager

    FHI 360 - South Africa
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, August 30, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    FHI360 South Africa is a nonprofit organisation working in reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support.

    FHI 360 South Africa seeks to appoint an Administration Manager based in Pretoria.

    Responsibilities:
    • Management and oversight of Procurement, Logistics and Administration functions;
    • Identifying office needs and facilitating provision of supplies for the needs;
    • When procuring identify needs, evaluate options, negotiate price, quality and delivery and approval of invoices;
    • Enforcing company policies and procedures pertaining to procurement, logistics and administration;
    • Facilitating efficient coordination of conferences, workshops, meetings and travel in accordance with company policy;
    • Management of TA submission process;
    • Management of travel co-ordination including arrangement for per diem and TA submission;
    • Review and authorisation of all necessary quotations, purchase requisitions, orders and justification memorandums prior to submission to Finance department;
    • Keeping updated and informed of all policy and process changes within procurement, logistics and administration and filtering the information through to staff;
    • Petty Cash Management in accordance with Petty Cash Policy;
    • General Management of Administration function;
    • Weekly reporting to Human Resources Manager on all activities and deliverables;
    • Escalation of queries to HR Manager where required, for speedy resolution;
    • Improving service quality to staff by devising new methods, updating procedures and evaluating results with users (staff);
    • Coaching staff on improvement of  services to the organization.
    Requirements:
    • Knowledge of general office practices and administrative procedures and/or the ability to comprehend them;
    • Budget monitoring and general ledger skills;
    • Relevant software skills;
    • Resourceful through use of technology, research skills and collegial relationships to resolve problems and initiative enhancements;
    • Respond to enquiries independently and follow up on requests in an efficient manner;
    • With minimal supervision, manage high volume of work-flow efficiently;
    • Degree in Business Administration or equivalent, together with  three to five years experience in office management, procurement and administration within the NGO industry;
    • Experience and knowledge of procurement and administration under US funded award is advantageous.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to mmacheli@fhi360.org.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For more about FHI360, refer to www.fhi360.org.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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