The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) was selected by the South African Country
Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) to serve as a Principal Recipient (PR) for the South African
Global Fund Grant for the period 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2019. AFSA was contracted by
the Global Fund and assigned responsibility for managing the following components of the grant:
- Prevention programs for other vulnerable populations:
Services that support the prevention of gender based violence (GBV), including combination prevention and linkage to care and support in target districts of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), Mpumalanga (MPL), North West (NW), and Limpopo (LP); interventions include:
- Primary level GBV response through norms shifting and social awareness raising in targeted districts. This includes gender transformative courses Stepping Stones and Creating Futures, Police Officer Sensitisation Training, and the development of IEC materials;
- Secondary level activities to provide life skills and socio-economic support for vulnerable women and their children through shelters;
- Tertiary level includes support for Thuthuzela Care Centres providing comprehensive support and care to victims of rape and sexual assault; and a support program for victims of intimate partner violence (IPV);
- And support for a national level advocacy campaign and a national GBV stakeholders forum.
- Vulnerable populations in hot-spots reached with HIV prevention by faith based organisations in identified hot-spots in KZN:
Interventions include: HIV and TB prevention education; HIV testing services with linkages to treatment and care; and referrals for clinical screening for TB.
- Prevention programs for adolescents and youth, in and out of school:
HIV combination prevention package targeting vulnerable youth in public technical, vocational, education and training (TVET) colleges in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Interventions include HIV, TB & STI prevention education and HIV testing services with linkages to treatment and care targeted TVET students between the ages of 15 to 24 years of age.
- Community Systems Strengthening:
The Community Systems Strengthening (CSS) Program is implemented in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. The CSS interventions are designed to:
- Strengthen the coordination of FBOs and traditional leadership platforms to implement HIV & TB prevention and upliftment programs with vulnerable communities;
- Strengthen the coordination of the GF, HIV and TB response at a national, provincial and local level
- Develop the capacity of 120 civil society organisations in the districts and provinces where GF services are being delivered; interventions include an accredited skills course designed to strengthen the institutional capacity of organisational management of non-profit organisations; and accredited HIV Counselling and Testing training for Lay Counsellors to develop the capacity of CSOs to deliver community based HIV testing services.
- Promote socio-economic development, empowerment and wellness through training on business skills, risk management, life skills and HIV and health screening (BizAids package) with informal traders, owners of micro-enterprises, their clients and families in targeted districts of Mpumalanga and Limpopo.