Topsy Foundation: Project Manager - Tinyiko Sewing Project

The Topsy Foundation is a nonprofit organisation that partners with rural communities, empowering people infected with, and affected by, HIV and AIDS, through medical care, social support and skills development.

Topsy seeks to appoint a part-time consultant as Sewing Project Manager for its Tinyiko Sewing Project. The position is based in Bryanston, Johannesburg with periodic travelling to the site project in Grootvlei, Mpumalanga.


Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation: Project Coordinator

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) is a NGO that focuses on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa.

The Foundation works in partnership with the Western Cape Provincial Government and operates from four PHC sites in the greater Cape Town area, in addition to running a variety of other research and service delivery programmes.

TB/HIV Care Association: Site Manager

The TB/HIV Care Association is a nonprofit organisation that aims to empower communities by facilitating and providing treatment support, preventative, diagnosis, and rehabilitative services for TB and HIV clients.

The TB/HIV Care Association seeks to appoint a Site Manager, based in Cape Town Metro.

The Site Manager will be responsible for managing the operational functions of the field staff. Ensure an appropriate support for Nurse Mentors, professional nurses and health care auxiliary staff in a comprehensive integration of TB and HIV programmes.

NGO Promotes Medical Circumcision

Team leader for male circumcision mobilisers in the Harry Gwala District, Thandeka Zondo, has a mammoth task of convincing men in the Harry Gwala District to undergo medical circumcision, a topic that is still taboo in most areas under the district as it is dominated by rural areas.
Zondo, from Bulwer, is the leader of five mobilisers working for CareWorks, a non-governmental organisation that makes a tangible impact on the degenerative effects that HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis have on individuals, organisations and communities.

An HIV Vaccine: Imagining the Future of HIV Prevention

This month (November) in Cape Town, a group of global scientists working to find a vaccine to prevent HIV are meeting. Human rights activist, Tian Johnson, was there and writes about what the discovery of HIV vaccine would mean to him.
My sister Miranda, died of AIDS in 2007 at the age of 35, a year older than I am now. She was a mother to three boys who had yet to reach their teens when she took her last breath. That last breath came in a hospital that, even after a prolonged stay, was unable to provide her with the most basic care.

HIV Strains’ Hamper AIDS Vaccine Efforts

Professor Penny Moore of University of the Witwatersrand says the huge diversity of HIV strains has been hampering scientists' efforts to develop an AIDS vaccine.
Her statement comes after a PhD student from the university, Jinal Bhiman, published a study that has significant implications for the development of an AIDS vaccine.
The study describes how the changing viral load in an HIV infected person can promote a generation of anti-bodies that can neutralise a wide-range of HIV strains.

Call for ARVs for People With HIV Virus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that all people with the HIV virus should be given anti-retroviral drugs as soon as possible after diagnosis, meaning 37 million people worldwide should be on treatment.
The WHO, in a statement expanding current guidelines, says recent clinical trials confirmed that early use of the drugs extended the lives of people with HIV and reduced the risk of transmitting it to their partners.

Crunch Time for NGOs Focusing on AIDS

7 September 2015 was the deadline for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in 26 health districts to submit their plans for the closure or alternative funding of their projects to the Department of Health and United States government officials.
The US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which uses money from United States taxpayers, will stop funding local NGOs working in areas in which only six percent or less of South Africa's HIV cases live.


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