Call for Proposals: HIV Counselling and Testing

Desmond Tutu TB Centre
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 3 September, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

The Desmond Tutu TB Centre is an academic research centre of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health within the Faculty of Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University. It has its main offices on the Tygerberg Campus and satellite offices in various communities affected by TB and poor health. It has as its mission the improvement of the health of vulnerable groups through influencing policy based on new knowledge created by research focusing on health, mainly TB and HIV.

The Desmond Tutu TB Centre seeks a partner to run an HIV Prevention Centre. Funding is available to establish a site in Somerset West or immediate surrounds in the Eastern sub-district of Cape Town. Preference will be given to NGOs already working in this area.

The Community AIDS Prevention Project (COMAPP) is a collaboration between the Desmond Tutu TB Centre, City of Cape Town, Provincial Government of the Western Cape and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). Funding is available to establish a HCT site in Somerset West or immediate surrounds in the Eastern sub-district. NGOs that already work in this area will be given preference.

NGOs with experience in employing HCT counsellors or in running non-medical HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) sites are invited to apply to partner in this initiative. Current funding is available for operational and staff costs from 1 October 2012 to 29 September 2013. NGOs interested in partnering with the Desmond Tutu TB Centre need to meet the following requirements:

  • Registration under the Nonprofit Organisations Act No 71 of 1997;
  • Experience with employing HCT counsellors or already providing non-clinic HCT services;
  • Adequate infrastructure capable of providing good management (including financial; management), delivering the services that have been funded and ensuring adequate monitoring and evaluation of the project;
  • Willingness to enter into a contractual agreement (that sets out the terms of the project, standards required, service levels and targets) with Stellenbosch University and to be held accountable for funds allocated to them;
  • The capacity to manage the service and to sustain the initiative in the long-term; and
  • Current experience in the geographic area where the Community non-medical HCT Centre is to be established.

Organisations interested in participating in the partnership are requested to attend a compulsory briefing meeting at the Desmond Tutu TB Centre on 20 August 2012 from 10h00 to 11h00. 
Venue: Room 0053, Lower Ground Level, Faculty of Health Sciences, Clinical Building, Stellenbosch University's Medical School (off Francie van Ziyl Avenue). 
RSVP: Ms A. Coetzer, Tel: 021 938 9879 or E-mail
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