Request for Proposals
Application deadline: 25 June 2022, 23h00 (Email submissions only)
AFSA reserves the right to amend this document or to cancel this call, for any reason. Changes and notices to this document will be posted on AFSA website: https://www.aids.org.za/
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). AFSA is one of four Principal Recipients (PRs) currently implementing Global Fund (GF) supported programmes in South Africa for the April 2022 to March 2025 grant period. By placing donor funds with strategically selected CBO’s, AFSA currently provides ongoing, technical support & capacity building to CBO’s implementing programmes across South Africa.
Amongst these programmes are the Sex Worker Programme (SWP) and Adolescents and Young People Programme (AYP) which are implemented in 18 districts across 8 provinces in South Africa.
1.1 The Sex Worker Programme
The Sex Worker Programme aims to improve the health and wellness of sex workers in South Africa. The envisaged outcomes are:
• Prevent new infections of HIV, STIs and TB amongst sex workers.
• Improved 95 95 95 health outcomes for sex workers, clients, and sexual partners through combination prevention approaches.
• A strengthened health system for the implementation of the National Sex Work Plan (NSWP).
• Reduced human rights, social and structural barriers to HIV, STI and TB prevention, care, and impact among sex workers.
Interventions within the Sex Worker Programme are structured and evidence based to account for the evolving, unique emotional and physical developmental needs of beneficiaries. Sex Workers can enter the programme from several service entry points where they will receive a core package, inclusive of individual risk screening, and where they will be offered HIV testing, condoms, and IEC materials. Based on Sex Worker’s personal risk profile they will be directed to a range of layered health, behavioural and structural interventions and if required, they will also be supported to successfully access services offered via referrals.
1.2 The Adolescents and Young People Programme
The Adolescents and Young People Programme aims to improve the health, psychosocial, and socio-economic well-being of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and Adolescent Boys and Young Men (ABYM) collectively known as Adolescents and Young People (AYP). This will be achieved by providing comprehensive and co-ordinated components, consisting of a core component integrated into 5 components, each providing layers of biomedical, behavioural, and structural services, and integrated linkages to care through multiple referral systems across components and between other
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GF funded programmes. The programme targets AYP, in and out of school, aged between 15 and 24 years old, with the aim of effecting risk reduction, behaviour change, and empowerment.
In alignment with the National Strategic plan goals 1, 3, and 4, the programme’s objectives are to:
• Decrease the incidence of HIV,
• Decrease teenage pregnancy in AGYW,
• Increase retention in schools,
• Increase economic opportunities, and
• To reduce gender-based violence.
It is upon this background that AFSA seeks to appoint a service provider who will procure, modify, brand, and supply mobile health clinics to various districts.
Please click here to download the full ToR: Appointment of a service provider to procure, convert and supply branded mobile health clinics