More than 500 community and faith-based organisations (FBOs) in Zambia last year received support from the United States’ Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Small Grants Programme to implement HIV and AIDS prevention programmes and support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs).
Acting PEPFAR country coordinator, Tamu Daniel, points out that that the agency’s small grants programme gives community-based organisations (CBOs) the opportunity to grow and thrive.
Daniel states that the small grants for prevention programmes help stop the spread of HIV and AIDS by promoting behavioural changes that reduce the risk of infection, voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), and other effective prevention methods.
To read the article titled, “US supported over 500 NGOs in 2014,” click here.Source:Daily Mail
- Center for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP)Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.Opportunity closing date:Saturday, January 10, 2015Opportunity type:Employment
The Center for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Mowbray, Cape Town, which aims to develop, inform and promote crime and violence prevention policy and practice in South Africa and other selected developing countries.
CJCP seeks to appoint a Researcher, based in Cape Town.
This is a three year position, subject to performance and funding.
- Undertake rigorous survey and qualitative researchin the field of youth and child violence prevention;
- Manage survey field teams and large-scale research projects;
- Collect, analyse and interpret data from research projects;
- Write decriptive, analytical and evaluate research projects;
- Liase with project partners and key stakeholders;
- Positively promote the work of the CJCP and its activities;
- Assist in the publication and dissemination of research findings.
- Post-graduate degree in social science, psycology, development or criminal justice field;
- Practical research experience;
- Strong communication skills;
- Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
- An ability to multi-task;
- Ability to function under constant levels of pressure;
- Effective organisational and project management skills;
- Exhibit individual initiative;
- Experience in the Microsoft Office Suite of applications;
- Proven knowledge of SPSS;
- Knowledge of Epi-Info would be an advantage;
- A drivers licence;
- Willingness to travel.
Salary: The CJCP offers a competative package, commensurate with experience.
To apply, submit a detailed CV (including the contact details of two referees), and a motivational letter as to why you would be suitable for this position to Rene Kiewiet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The CJCP supports employment equity and persons from previously disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.
For more about the Center for Justice and Crime Prevention, refer to www.cjcp.org.za.
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The new Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) report says that by taking the Fast-Track approach, nearly 28 million new HIV infections and 21 million AIDS-related deaths would be averted by 2030.
As the world marks World AIDS Day, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has announced fast track targets that it ambitiously hopes will end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
The new UNAIDS report, ‘Fast-Track: Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030’, says that by taking the Fast-Track approach nearly 28 million new HIV infections and 21 million AIDS-related deaths would be averted by 2030.
To read the article titled, “UNAIDS announces targets to hopefully end AIDS by 2030,” click here.Source:SABC News
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) says the HIV/AIDS epidemic could end in 15 years if ‘fast-track targets’ are accelerated in the next six years - if not, infection rates could continue to rise.
The UN agency says if these targets are reached, 20.6-million AIDS-related deaths will be averted by 2030 and 27.9-million new adult HIV infections and 5.9-million infections among children will also decrease.
It says that, “Ending the Aids epidemic as a global health threat is no longer a dream. It can be a reality within 15 years if we accelerate action today.”
To read the article titled, “AIDS could be over by 2030 - or it could get worse than it is now,” click here.Source:Mail and Guardian
The United Nations has launched a mission to prevent the global spread of Ebola, describing the epidemic as the world's ‘highest priority’ as the United States scrambled to limit its own outbreak.
Anthony Banbury, head of the UN Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), began a tour of the three hardest-hit nations in the Liberian capital Monrovia setting out an ambitious goal to eradicate the deadly virus.
"The only way we will end this crisis is if we end every single last case of Ebola so there is no more risk of transmission to anyone, and when that's accomplished, UNMEER will go home," explains Banbury.
To read the article titled, “Stopping global Ebola spread 'world's highest priority': UN,” click here.Source:Sowetan Live
A United Nations (UN) trust fund seeking nearly US$1 billion for rapid, flexible funding of the most urgent needs to fight Ebola in West Africa has received a deposit of just US$100 000 nearly a month after it was set up.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in September that US$988 million is needed to tackle the deadly haemorrhagic fever over the next six months and since then, US$365 million has been committed to stop Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, which have been hit hardest by the epidemic.
Nearly all that money was donated directly to UN agencies and nonprofits working in West Africa with just US$100 000 paid by Colombia into the trust fund set up by Ki-moon, according to UN records.
To read the article titled, “UN Ebola trust fund gets US$100 000, almost US$1 billion needed,” click here.Source:SABC News
Director of the University of Pretoria's Centre for Human Rights, Frans Viljoen, believes South Africa should have played the leading role in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa.
Speaking at the University of Pretoria’s panel discussion on South Africa's preparedness for Ebola, Viljoen stresses that, “As a beacon of public health on the continent, as a country that stands for African problems being resolved by Africans themselves, South Africa should have taken a leading role.”
He states that the country should have taken more proactive steps, instead of merely making sure there was protective clothing available.
To read the article titled, “SA negating Ebola role: expert,” click here.Source:IOL News
The international medical agency, Medecins sans Frontieres, says the world was ‘losing the battle’ to contain Ebola as the United Nations (UN) warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries.
MSF told a UN briefing in New York that world leaders were failing to address the epidemic and called for an urgent global biological disaster response to get aid and personnel to West Africa.
MSF international president, Joanne Liu, points out that, "Six months into the worst Ebola epidemic in history, the world is losing the battle to contain it. Leaders are failing to come to grips with this transnational threat."
To read the article titled, “World 'losing battle' to contain Ebola: MSF,” click here.Source:Sowetan Live
Zimbabwe has started setting up health ports to strictly monitor visitors coming in via air or land routes and will quarantine them if necessary in a bid to curb a possible Ebola outbreak.
This, despite confirmation from Zimbabwe’s director of epidemiology in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Portia Manangazira, that no Ebola cases had been detected in that country.
Manangazira further states that "…We are setting up health ports at the border posts and I am on my way to Beitbridge where we are going to conduct a special training for health personnel so that they are able to monitor all those coming into the country through Beitbridge Border post tomorrow."
To read an article titled, “Govt sets up ebola monitoring at border,” click here.Source:All Africa
Mozambican health authorities draw up a questionnaire that will be asked to all passengers who have come from, or passed through, the West African countries where Ebola has been reported in an attempt to ensure that the deadly disease Ebola does not reach the country.
The health ministry says the measures will be implemented at all the country's international airport, ports and land borders, in addition, anyone from the affected areas who presents possible Ebola symptoms (such as fever, severe weakness and muscular, head and throat pains) will also be questioned.
Meanwhile, Mavalane General Hospital in Maputo has set up an isolation ward to deal with possible Ebola cases, and has acquired protective equipment for the staff who will work in this ward.
To read an article titled, “Health ministry takes precautions against Ebola,” click here.Source:All Africa