The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) is a Durban-based NGO that acts as an interface between Donors and Community Based Organisations (CBO’s) working in the HIV/AIDS sector, by placing donor funds with strategically selected CBOs in South Africa, and providing them with ongoing, technical support & capacity building. The South Africa Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism (GF CCM) is responsible for leading the implementation of HIV and TB programmes funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GF) in the country. The GF CCM has selected the AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) to be appointed by the GF as one of the four Principal Recipients (PRs) that will implement programmes funded by the grant, during Apr 2022 – Mar 2025. Serving as a grant manager, the PR coordinates grants’ execution through sub-recipients (SRs), service providers and consultants as the main implementers of the GF programmes. AFSA’s programmes under the current Global Fund grant are implemented in 22 districts in eight of the nine provinces in South Africa. Four core programmes are assigned to AFSA:
1) Adolescents and Young People (AYP) programme
2) Sex Workers (SW) programme
3) Human Rights & Advocacy (HRA)Programme
4) Community Systems Strengthening (CSS) Programme
In addition to the four core modules above, AFSA implements COVID-19 programme aimed at supporting COVID-19 prevention and management. Awareness, communication, and promotion of COVID-19 vaccination is a core activity under this project.
Many people seek advice from Traditional leaders (TLs) and Tradition health practitioners (THPs) in most parts of South Africa, in particular where there is a gap or inadequate in public healthcare systems and legal system. Traditional health practitioners (THPs) and traditional leaders (TLs) are largely required and trusted by the community to help them with diseases such as STI, TB, COVID-19 and, in dealing with cancers. THPs play crucial role in the community management of Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer, STIs, and TB among other diseases, whilst TLs playing a crucial role in handling issues related to Gender Based Violence (GBV). It is upon this background that AFSA seeks to appoint a service provider to provide trainings to THPs, TLs, and community leaders on Gender-
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based violence (GBV), TB, COVID-19, Cervical Cancer and Breast Cancer and access to justice /traditional system.
AFSA is looking for a service provider to develop training resources, train trainers, train TLs & THPs, mentor trainers and consolidate reporting for a project aimed at sensitizing, raising awareness and training TLs and THPs on these health topics; COVID-19 vaccination, GBV, TB, Cervical Cancer and Breast cancer. The goal is to spread knowledge about the issues mentioned above, strengthen referral and linkages between traditional health care & legal systems and government healthcare facilities.

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