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  • HIV Patients Denied Treatment

    Activists say at least one Gauteng public hospital has denied HIV treatment to some patients following a newly circulated provincial policy, activists say.

    Leaked to public interest group, SECTION27, the policy requires public hospital patients to prove they are legally in the country before receiving care.

    According to SECTION27 attorney, Sa- Health-e News Service, those who cannot provide proof must pay the estimated cost of their healthcare upfront with the expectation that any difference between the estimated and real cost of care would be paid back.

    To read the article titled, “HIV patients denied treatment after document circulated to Gauteng hospitals, click here

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • Right to Care: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

    Right to Care
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Sunday, July 14, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Right to Care is a Johannesburg based nonprofit funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with a vision that all HIV-positive patients receive high quality treatment, care and support improving their quality of life and productivity.

    Right to Care seeks to appoint a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager, based in Johannesburg.

    The person will report to the Global Fund Programme Manager.

    Responsibilities:
    • Enhance M&E capacity among sub-recipient partner organizations in the programme, to ensure accountability, facilitate planning and strengthen service delivery;
    • Provide M&E technical assistance, strategic guidance, training and practical support to sub-recipients;
    • Document and continuously improve Right to Care’s M&E system relating to the programme;
    • Collect, verify, collate and analyse data on performance indicators from sub-recipients;
    • Closely monitored SR partners’ data quality by means of routine and periodic data quality assessments;
    • Consistently and transparently disseminate and report M&E data to stakeholders. 
    Requirements:
    • Degree in health, public health, social sciences, behavioural sciences, or related field;
    • Formal training in M&E;
    • Minimum of three years experience in managing HIV/AIDS-related data, including data quality assurance;
    • Minimum of one year experience in managing staff;
    • Minimum of one year experience in training /facilitation;
    • Experience in NDoH and donor reporting.
    • Post-matric diploma in computer literacy including Microsoft Office suite and database applications;
    • Strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS;
    • Proficiency in English;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Aptitude for, and interest in, numbers;
    • Interpersonal skills;
    • Time management;
    • Logical and Analytical thinking;
    • Strategic vision;
    • Creative and ability to work independently;
    • Valid driver’s license and own car is a must;
    • Willingness and ability to travel nationally extensively (up to 40% of the time), including flying and overnight trips;
    • Flexibility in terms of working hours, including after-business hours if required, especially during site visits and during deadline periods.

    Applicants will be expected to pass a series of tests (aptitude, technical skills and knowledge), to be written at our offices in Johannesburg. Travel arrangements and costs to be covered by the applicants.
     
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to Khanyisile.Kheswa@righttocare.org or fax to: 086 5492925.

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

    Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, consider your application as being unsuccessful. 

    For more about Right to Care, refer to www.righttocare.org.

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

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  • New HIV Vaccine Initiative Unveiled

    A new initiative to find an HIV vaccine, Uhambo, has been announced at the South African AIDS Conference in Durban.

    This 10-year initiative builds on unexpected results from a study in Thailand which found some immune responses from the body to suppress the HI virus.

    University of the Witwatersrand AIDS researcher, Dr Glenda Gray, says the first step will be to see if South African volunteers show the same response as those in Thailand.

    To read the article titled, “SA conference unveils new HIV vaccine initiative,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • ARV Shortage Puts Babies at Risk

    Thousands of Aids-infected babies in Eastern Cape face a high risk of death because a vital antiretroviral drug is out of stock, according to a report by Rural Health Advocacy Project, Doctors Without Borders, the Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27.

    The report notes that the Mthatha depot does not have any supplies of Lopinavir-Ritonavir, a drug taken orally, which is an essential part of first-line antiretroviral therapy for infants.

    More than 100 000 patients depend on supplies of antiretroviral therapy from the Mthatha depot and according to the 24-page report, ‘The Chronic Crisis’, essential drug stock-outs risk unnecessary death and drug resistance in South Africa.

    To read the article titled, “ARV shortage puts babies at risk,” click here.

    Source: 
    Times Live
  • HIV/AIDS Manageable - NGO

    The AIDS Foundation of South Africa says HIV/AIDS in the country has become a manageable chronic condition.

    The organisation’s chief executive officer, Debbie Matthew, says this can be attributed to the positive leadership from the government, the ground-breaking work by scientists and pressure from advocacy groups.

    Matthew explains: "What treatment does, it reduces the viral load in that patient to almost undetectable levels which means they are less likely to transmit HIV to other people that they will come into contact with sexually…”

    To read the article titled, “HIV/AIDS has become manageable in SA,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • Right to Care: Professional Nurse - MMC

    Right To Care
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Right to Care is a Johannesburg based nonprofit funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with a vision that all HIV-positive patients receive high quality treatment, care and support improving their quality of life and productivity.

    Right to Care seeks to appoint two Professional Nurses - Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) Programme under the Global Fund Grant, based in following locations:
    • North West - Phokeng Clinic
    • Limpopo - Seshego Hospital
    These persons will report to the Clinic Manager.

    Responsibilities:
    • Facilitate the optimal running of clinic/surgical team;
    • Assist in the preparation of theater and supplies for MC procedures;
    • Assist in cleaning, waste disposal, and sterilization procedures;
    • Assess, examine and diagnose patients’ clinical conditions;
    • Assist the doctor during MC procedures;
    • Work with nurses and counsellors to ensure high quality counselling is provided to clients;
    • Support quality assurance visits and be responsive to evaluator concerns;
    • Support the maintenance of a supply log and equipment check list at site;
    • Ensure patient information is accurately collected and maintained in accordance with monitoring and evaluation guidelines;
    • Responsible for keeping confidential information of the clients and maintaining confidentiality at all times. 
    Requirements:
    • Diploma/degree in general, community/midwifery;
    • HIV/AIDS Management Course;
    • Registration with the SANC as a Professional Nurse;
    • Minimum of two years experience as a Professional Nurse in a community nursing health or hospital setting;
    • Computer literacy;
    • Knowledge of  infection control;
    • Experience in working in a surgical discipline is a recommendation;
    • Training on HIV/AIDS, TB, STIs etc;
    • Interpersonal skills, team player and performance oriented;
    • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to the set standards of the programme.
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to Khanyisile.Kheswa@righttocare.org or fax to: 086 5492925.

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

    Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, consider your application as being unsuccessful. 

    For more about Right to Care, refer to www.righttocare.org.

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

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  • Clinton Health Access Initiative: Co-Investigator - MaxART TasP

    Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, July 15, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment

    Maximising ART for Better Health and zero New HIV Infections. In Swaziland, the country with the highest HIV prevalence in the world, a consortium of multi-disciplinary stakeholders, led by the Government of Swaziland, is managing MaxART – Maximising ART for Better Health and zero New HIV Infections. 

    MaxART is a comprehensive programme that combines innovative activities designed to overcome many of the remaining barriers preventing Swaziland from realising its potential and to maximise the impact of Swaziland’s current national HIV testing, care, and treatment efforts.  This involves strengthening facility and community systems, expanding and decentralising treatment for all who currently need it, promoting all aspects of care, and ensuring high quality services so that people are retained in care.  Further, MaxART includes social science research and mathematical and epidemiological modeling to better understand issues including loss of clients living with HIV but not yet ready for ART from the health system, under-utilisation of services among marginalised and vulnerable populations, and the ethical and human rights implications of expanding HIV testing, care, and treatment on such a comprehensive scale.

    With these strong systems and improved understanding of the realities and needs on the ground, Swaziland is also embarking on a three year Treatment as Prevention Implementation Study to understand the feasibility, acceptability, outcomes, affordability, and scalability of offering treatment for people living with HIV, irrespective of CD4 and viral load, within the national health system.  All interventions within MaxART are being implemented and coordinated with the initiatives of other donors and partners, already underway in Swaziland.

    Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) seeks to appoint a Co-Investigator for the MaxART Treatment as Prevention (MaxART TasP) programme, based in Swaziland.

    The MaxART TasP Co-Investigator will report to the Clinton Health Access Initiative Country Director in Swaziland and will work closely with the entire MaxART Consortium and Study Team.

    Responsibilities:

    • Jointly with the Principal Investigator from the Ministry of Health (MOH) - design, manage, and evaluate the Treatment as Prevention Implementation Study;
    • Lead development of the research protocol, including the precise research questions and hypotheses to be tested in the implementation study;
    • Formulate, in collaboration with other experts on the research team, the most relevant study design and data collection and analysis methods inorder to arrive at scientifically sound and complementary methodologies for the mathematical modeling, statistical analyses, impact evaluation, and cost-effectiveness analysis components;
    • Manage study team and oversee all study activities, including organising training for staff at health facilities and leading data collection, data management, and statistical analysis;
    • Develop all study documents and tools in collaboration with the research team;
    • Ensure all research activities are responsive to the realities of people living with and affected by HIV and that they respect ethical and human rights principles;
    • In collaboration with Research Team, regularly present results of study to a variety of audiences and key stakeholders;
    • Serve as knowledge base on current trends and findings from Treatment as Prevention research to ensure the MaxART study is aligned and relevant to global evidence.

    Requirements:

    • Advanced degree, preferably an MD or a PhD in epidemiology, public health, infectious diseases, biostatistics, economics, or related field;
    • Minimum of five years of relevant experience of which at least two years of proven success in a leadership role coordinating large-scale, externally-funded research in one or more of the following fields: randomised controlled trials,cluster randomised controlled trials, non-randomised cohort studies, or/and longitudinal operational research;
    • Track record of success in having work published in leading, peer-reviewed public health journals;
    • Proficiency in advanced statistics within programs such as Stata or SAS;
    • Experience conducting research activities in a developing country, including understanding of Institutional Review Board (IRB) and national Ethics Committee processes and procedures;
    • Relationship building and interpersonal skills, and an ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of partners and stakeholders in a culturally diverse environment;
    • Project management skills, including demonstrated ability to think independently, be flexible, and juggle multiple priorities under tight deadlines

    Apply online, click here.

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

    For more about the Clinton Health Access Initiative, refer to www.clintonhealthaccess.org.

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

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  • Angola Receives a Donation to Fight Malaria

    The Angolan Minister of Health, José Van-Dunem, says that the US$1.8 million donation made to the country’s National Malaria Fighting Programme aims to increase the capacity of the NGOs to implement the programme so as to control malaria.

    Van-Dunem says the success of this programme will impact on three key elements of the Millennium Development Goal in regard to health, reduction of endemic diseases, malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS.

    He explains that the policy of combating malaria and poverty is part of the fundamental strategy of his government and it serves as an evaluation, because the reduction of child mortality, malaria and maternal mortality is a priority.

    To read the article titled, “Minister hails USD 1.8-million donation to Malaria Fighting Programme,” click here.

    Source: 
    Angola Press
  • Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa: Administration and Finance Officer

    Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa (PATA)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Monday, May 20, 2013
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa (PATA) is a NGO that supports multidisciplinary treatment teams of health care workers working to improve the quality of paediatric HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa.

    PATA seeks to appoint a full-time Administration and Finance Officer, based in Cape Town.

    The person will assist with the efficient running of the PATA office.
     
    Responsibilities:
    • General administration/ secretarial duties (answering the phone, faxing, couriering and emailing);
    • Maintain an effective filing system;
    • Financial record keeping and managing transactions (capturing transactions, sourcing quotes, receipting, assisting in preparation of annual reports, aiding in the preparation of the yearly audit, completing purchase requisitions, maintaining business online system, bank enquiries);
    • Data entry and management;
    • Assist with the management of computer systems (IT, email, backups, website updates, loading monthly newsletter and sending out to database);
    • Document preparation and collation;
    • Meet organisation and record-keeping (booking conference calls, informing committees of calls, minute-taking);
    • Weekly briefing to the General Manager;
    • Support the General Manager and Programme Managers in the planning and delivery of PATA conferences  (booking flights, sourcing accommodation and liaising with vendors);
    • Support the General Manager in ensuring that the PATA office runs smoothly, which will include keeping accurate and up to date records and administration of all departments within the organisation.
    Requirements:
    • Matric;
    • Understanding of organisational dynamics, governance and finance;
    • Excellent administrative skills;
    • Applicants will need to be highly motivated, eager to learn and prepared to take on any task;
    • Previous Pastel experience would be advantageous.
    • Willingness to travel;
    • Clean track record;
    • Own transport;
    • Fluency in French or Portuguese language is advantageous but not necessary.
     To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter of no more than 500 words to Anthea@teampata.org.

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

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    For more about the Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa, refer to www.teampata.org.

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

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  • NGOs to Host HIV/AIDS Conference

    The Zambia AIDS Research Foundation, in conjunction with Treatment Advocacy Literacy Campaign (TALC), is hosting an HIV/AIDS conference on 17 May 2013 in Lusaka, Zambia.
     
    According to the organisers, the conference will focus on topics such as diet/nutrition for people living with HIV (PLWHA), foods to avoid and food myths, and scientific reasons for male circumcision.
     
    To read the article titled, “Zambia to host 1-day world class conference on HIV/AIDS,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
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