HIV Survivors and Partners Network (HSPN)
HIV Survivors and Partners Network (HSPN) is a registered South African based organisation led by health professionals in HIV discordant and concordant partnerships/marriages. The main objective of the organisations is to promote community engagement, ensure people with HIV are at the forefront of HIV prevention, treatment and care and support. The organisation also assist local organisations in the development and alignment of their HIV programmes with the country and world HIV cascade priorities. Since research proved that South Africa is faced with high unemployment among youth, the organisation capacitate unemployed youth with interest in HIV field so that they can be marketable.
HSPN is extending an invitation to HIV Program Implementing Partners (NPOs, NGOs, CBOs, Government, Private GP’s or Hospitals, and PBO's) to form partnership on the Sakh’Ingomso program aimed at assisting to increase HIV Index testing numbers (with a potential to increase HIV yield), Prep uptake, linkage to care, ARV’s uptake, strengthen treatment adherence and reduce HIV Stigma and discrimination. HSPN is a registered South African based organisation led by health professionals in HIV discordant and concordant partnerships/marriages.
The main objective of the organisation is to promote community engagement in the HIV response to ensure people with HIV and communities are at the forefront of HIV prevention, treatment and care. The organisation also assists local organisations in the development and alignment of their HIV program with the country and the world HIV priorities. The above is achieved by conducting HIV related training and mentoring sessions covering RTCQI, APN, Index testing, SCS/SRHR/Prep, Adherence Support and more for local NGO’s and CBO's.
Community engagement is achieved by coordinating community dialogues to cascade information down to the ground, behavioral change communication campaigns, train and mentor unemployed youth, promote volunteerism and link them to employment opportunities. Community based direct service delivery (Index testing. Linkage to care, support group facilitation focusing in stigma reduction, peer education workshops and awareness campaigns) are mostly rendered by HSPN employees openly living with HIV. The organisation also has a demand creation component working with HIV program implementing partners to mobilize the target population for HIV services, develop and distribute BCC peer led personalized IEC material and conduct radio talks.
- Organization must be a registered NGOs, NPOs, CBOs, Trust, Private practice and PBOs The Organisations must be well established (operational within the HIV field for at least 3 years), with a governance structure in place, a working office (no home-based operations) and a staff complement
- The organization must show evidence of struggling with one or more of the SakhÍngomso program activities
- The Organisation must have a website and access to the Internet.
- The Organisation must be willing to sign a memorandum of understanding with HSPN
- Must be in a position to compensate HSPN for program and operational costs related to the agreed deliverable
If this opportunity appeals to you, please send an email so that we can send an application form through to you: email@example.com and write Sakh’Ingomso Program Partnership on the subject line or call 081 8989 878
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