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Evaluation: Community Systems Strengthening

NACOSA and AFSA are calling for proposals for an evaluation of the Global Fund Community Systems Strengthening Programme. The programme is funded as part of the Global Fund Investing for Impact against Tuberculosis and HIV grant. The purpose of the evaluation is to delve into the Networking and Coordination element of the programme to understand the progress made to date on achieving intended outcomes. The timeframe for the evaluation is September 2018 – February 2019. Download the Terms of Reference > Questions and Answers > Questions can be submitted to Michelle Stewart, NACOSA M&E Manager: proposals@nacosa.org.za Submission deadline: 08h30 on Monday, 10…

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Data Management Strategy Consultant

NACOSA is calling for proposals from consultants to develop a Data Protection Strategy that strikes a balance between individual privacy rights while still allowing data to be used for business and programmatic purposes. Download the Terms of Reference > The assignment requires: A desktop review of current, relevant NACOSA documents and programme tools for collecting, storing, retrieving and sharing personal information of programme beneficiaries Development of a detailed report on the findings from the desktop review against requirements for protection of personal information generated through the programmes Development of a strategy with supporting tools that would address the gaps identified…

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We need Sexual Offences Courts

Rape and sexual abuse is an ongoing crisis in our communities. South Africa has one of the highest rates of reported rape in the world. The high levels of poverty and a huge gap between rich and poor in our country means that rape survivors get very different kinds of support, depending on what community they live in and which police station they report the rape to. Through sexual offences courts, the court system needs to support victims of crime, while ensuring that criminals are brought to justice. Rape survivors who testify in sexual offences courts must receive support when they testify in order to reduce secondary…

Sexual Offences Courts Facsheet

HIV Testing Materials

NACOSA has produced a leaflet to provide information and advice to people who have had an HIV test. The leaflet is specifically aimed at people who are most vulnerable to HIV such as sex workers, survivors of gender based violence and young women and girls. Download now: I tested HIV positive. Now what? I tested HIV negative. Now what?  

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New materials for GBV survivors

NACOSA has developed a new set of information materials for people experiencing gender based violence focusing on health and understanding risks. A large poster and accompanying postcards are a resource for organizations who work with survivors of GBV and IPV and cover issues such as HIV risk, adherence, PEP, intimate partner violence, TB and sexual and reproductive health. Poster > Postcards > All sub-recipient organizations on NACOSA’s GBV programme will receive a set of materials.

GBV Health Postcards

Closing the gap with HIV self-testing

We have made great strides in bringing HIV testing services to communities and getting more people to test regularly. But we are still not reaching enough people with testing, particularly men, adolescents and key populations. Could HIV self-testing be the answer to closing the gap? Despite the gains made in HIV testing, particularly in Africa where there has been huge scale-up, 40% of people living with HIV worldwide don’t know their status. According to Cheryl Johnson, Technical Officer at the World Health Organization, in Eastern and Southern Africa, uptake of testing has hit a plateau and is not having the…

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Evaluation of Peer Education

NACOSA is calling for proposals for an evaluation of peer education in the Global Fund Sex Work Programme.  The programme is funded as part of the Global Fund Investing for Impact against Tuberculosis and HIV grant. The primary objective of the evaluation is to understand whether the current peer education approach is an effective strategy to support sex workers so that they benefit from the programme. The timeframe for the evaluation is July 2018 – December 2018. Download the Terms of Reference > Questions can be sent to proposals@nacosa.org.za Please note: Deadline for submission has changed to 08h30 on Thursday,…

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Foot soldiers at work

As part of the Community Systems Strengthening (CSS) capacity building programme, NACOSA has trained three learners from each of 32 community based organisations in the Eastern Cape in HIV Testing Services through the NACOSA Training Institute. This accredited ten day training includes finger-prick testing after which learners have to do 10 HIV tests under the supervision of a qualified nurse. Learners who received their finger prick certificates were linked up with health facilities in their area to provide additional capacity for clinics to reach their testing targets. Forty-five minutes’ drive out of East London on the R72 lies Mpongo Village….

Positive choices

Choice Somagaca found out she was HIV positive a week after giving birth to her first born child when she was tested by medical staff at the hospital. Now the Chairperson of the George Local AIDS Council and an inspiration to her community, Choice has come a long way from the dark day when she was first tested for HIV. “I found out about my HIV status a week after I gave birth to my first born child. I had a high fever that was not going down after giving birth and only on the seventh day I was asked…

Funding still a major challenge

Lack of funding is still the most pressing challenge faced by civil society organisations in the NACOSA network, with 75% of network survey respondents citing lack of funding, compared to 63% in the 2017 survey. However, organisations have put in place a number of measures in response to these challenges and are fully committed to the networking spirit of collaboration and sharing. NACOSA is at heart a network, bringing together civil society organisations working in the HIV, AIDS, TB and related fields. Each year, NACOSA surveys organizations within this network to understand their challenges, needs and capacity gaps. The information…

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