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Tender: Journal Printing & Distribution

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NACOSA, AFSA and Beyond Zero seek the services of a company to print and distribute 180,000 hard-cover A5 journals for the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Programme. The journal will be a combination of scripted information pages, prompt pages and blank pages for bullet journaling. The journal is intended to be a beautiful, quality object that will be used and valued by programme participants. Interested bidders are urged to read the terms of reference thoroughly. All documents required for submission are available to download under DOCUMENTS below. TERMS OF REFERENCE > Bids must be submitted by online form no later…

Tender: Mobile health vehicles

NACOSA seeks the services of a suitably qualified company to provide 7 (seven) mobile health vehicles, fully furnished and equipped with clinical equipment on a rental or purchase option.  Bidders are required to provide both options: purchase and rental in their quotes. The mobile clinic vehicles are needed across 2 Global Fund programmes: Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and Sex Work (SW) programmes. The description of each programme as well as geographic location is described below in section 2 and 3 respectively. Download the Terms of Reference > Written questions can be submitted to queries@nacosa.org.za by 12h00 on 4…

TERMS OF REFERENCE MOBILE HEALTH VEHICLES

Sexuality education saves lives

Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is a critical intervention, shown to reduce HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, gender based violence and teen pregnancies. As an organisation working with children and youth across the country, NACOSA supports the Department of Basic Education’s CSE scripted lesson plans as critical to saving lives and supporting the health and wellbeing of young South Africans. South Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV in the world at 7.7 million people. Most new HIV infections occur among young adults and adolescents, with HIV prevalence among young women nearly four times greater than that…

Supporting young women on campus

South Africa has 25 universities and 50 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges (FETs) with close to 427 campuses and a student population of around 1.5 million. Campuses are where young people, enjoying freedoms not available at school, learn, grow and discover who they are – sexually as well as emotionally. The risky behaviours associated with student life like drinking, drug-taking and casual sex make students more vulnerable to HIV and AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. But there are other factors putting students, particularly female students, at risk such as high rates of sexual violence and mental…

IMpower training begins

Training has begun for No Means No Worldwide’s IMpower programme in South Africa. A group of dedicated young women from NACOSA and partner organisations on the Adolescent Girls and Young Women programme have come together in Cape Town to start the intensive process of becoming facilitators for the empowerment self-defense programme proven to reduce rape by up to 50%. IMpower teaches women and girls between 10 and 20 how to identify risk early, how to say no effectively, and, if that doesn’t work, how to use physical self-defense to escape danger. IMpower also helps boys and young men understand that…

Client experience of appointment systems

NACOSA’s Rene Sparks, together with the UWC School of Public Health, presented an abstract poster on client experience of Primary Health Care services prior to and post the implementation of appointment systems at the Public Health South Africa conference. The poster presented the findings of a qualitative study to explore and understand clients’ experience, their perceived role in shaping the recently established appointment system and how they were introduced to the appointment system within city health clinics in the Western Cape Province. The study was part of a pilot initiative and focused on understanding how the appointment system has impacted…

APPOINTMENT SYSTEMS POSTER

Pharmaceutical Supply Management

Call for Proposals: Pharmaceutical Supply Management The provision of procurement, warehousing and distribution services for health products. Tender: RFP-PSM-20190828 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). The Principal Recipients (PRs) AFSA, Beyond Zero and NACOSA  funded by the Global Fund are seeking services of a qualified service provider to: procure, warehouse, store and distribute health products to 20 Districts within eight South African Provinces. The service provider must also provide ongoing site assessment –at…

Pharmaceutical Terms of Reference

Rape prevention programme coming to SA

MEDIA RELEASE Local organisation NACOSA will be the first to implement No Means No Worldwide’s evidence-based IMpower programme in South Africa. The announcement comes at a critical time in South Africa’s battle to turn the tide on sexual and gender based violence and will form one of a number of interventions by civil society working to reinvigorate its campaign to address the scourge. The IMpower violence prevention system offers knowledge, skills and practical strategies that end the cycle of violence by teaching boys to respect and support women and girls, and empowering girls to stand up for their rights. “What…

Positive policing and sex work

A report, produced by Sonke Gender Justice, has been published documenting the proceedings from a roundtable discussion on policing and sex work as part of the Positive Policing Partnership (PPP) which NACOSA is part of. Chaired by Marlise Richter (from Sonke Gender Justice), the roundtable comprised a panel of five experts from the sex work, law enforcement and civil society sectors. Through discussing ways of creating more positive relationships between law enforcement and sex workers, the purpose was to contribute to the aims and objectives of the Positive Policing Partnership (PPP) – and through more positive relationships to reduce human…

POSITIVE POLICING PRACTICES AND SEX WORK

The recent spate of violence against women

As an organisation that has worked in the field of gender based violence for many years, NACOSA is horrified by the latest news of the kidnapping, rape and murder of young women in South Africa. We are a deeply violent country – and our programmes deal with the consequences of this violence daily. Aside from the devastating physical, psychological and social impact of violence, it is also one of the main drivers of our HIV epidemic (the largest in the world with over 7 million South Africans living with HIV). Women’s groups and organisations, including NACOSA, have spent years calling…

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