By combining a community and family-based delivery system with practical training, nutritional support, and social development, CharisHealth achieves major progress in transforming a stale, overburdened healthcare framework into a living system that overcomes the hurdles to success in South Africa. CharisHealth's comprehensive, holistic and systematic approach brings together the very best in conventional and traditional medicine - with a human face.
The project uses an integrated development approach to strengthen the capacity of sixty NGO-managed health zones for priority primary health care (PHC) interventions to a population of almost 10,000,000. Priority PHC interventions include maternal care, neonatal care, family planning, vaccinations, curative care, homecare, and hygiene. SANRU III also strengthens health zone support systems for planning, management, training, supervision, information, supply lines, cost recovery, and behavior change communications.
The "RURAL MOTHER & CHILD HEALTH CARE SOCIETY" was officialy formed in 1996 to broaden support and solutions to rural mother & child health & education, mother & child human rights, maternal health,mental health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, family planning, nutrition, water & sanitation, human rights, social justice, social security, women empowerment, advocacy, gender equality.
Partners in Health's mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. PIH's project in Lesotho launched in 2006. Approximately one quarter of Lesotho's adult population is HIV-positive and life expectancy in the tiny mountain kingdom has plummeted to less than 35 years. In addition, the Basotho people are being ravaged by a second epidemic. Lesotho's TB rate is the fourth highest in the world.
Masimanyane Women's Support Centre is a non-profit international women's organisation based in East London, South Africa. With a specific focus on gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights and the gendered nature of HIV and Aids, we aim to build the capacity of women and human rights advocates to claim and realise women's human rights. This is done through the development of new knowledge and the utilisation of a rights-based approach.
Gardens for Health enables people living with HIV/AIDS to improve their nutrition, health, and treatment adherence through sustainable agriculture. GHI provides access to land and patient capital for community gardens, seeds and tree seedlings for family home gardens, technical assistance in sustainable agriculture and nutrition, and market linkages.
In 2004 DAI began implementing the USAID-funded Urban Agriculture Program for AIDS affected Women project which focused on training AIDS affected women on how to set up and maintain household and community nutrition gardens as a means to improve overall household nutrition and increase household incomes.