Current Programmes

uThukela, KwaZulu-Natal: Strengthening Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services

We are currently in the second year of working with UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) to provide on-site mentoring and support to 20 clinics in uThukela district, KZN. We are working alongside clinics, KZN Department of Health, Department of Education and Department of Social Development to improve Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services and work with the DOH on the implementation and monitoring of the AYFS programme.

eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal: Strengthening Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services

Over three years (2016-18) we are supporting 30 facilities in eThekwini to support health facility staff to strengthen their Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services. This project is delivered in partnership with MatCH (Maternal Adolescent and Child Health – part of WITS) and the KZN Department of Health.

Harry Gwala, KwaZulu-Natal: Focused Mentoring To Support Improvements in Child and Adolescent Treatment and Care

Our specialist paediatric and adolescent health team is currently supporting five facilities in Harry Gwala District. We have worked with the DOH to set standards for Paediatric and Adolescent HIV care which guides our mentoring and teaching through the year.

Ugu, KwaZulu-Natal: Strengthening Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services

In 2018 we are working with staff teams in five facilities in Ugu district to support them to strengthen their Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services. We are working in these facilities at the request of the Department of Youth and Gender Transformation and KZN Department of Health.

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Recent Programmes

iLembe, KwaZulu-Natal: Strengthening Adolescent And Youth Friendly Services

In 2017 we worked with staff teams in five facilities in iLembe district to support them to strengthen their Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services. We worked in these facilities at the request of the Department of Youth and Gender Transformation and KZN Department of Health.

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape: Improving Child Health Outcomes in Partnership with UNICEF SA

During 2017, to complement their efforts, UNICEF SA invited us to assist them in increasing understanding of the specific needs of children and adolescents in relation to key health indicators, improve quality of service delivery, strengthen retention into care and treatment, minimize losses to follow-up, and attain the 90-90-90 targets.

Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal: Strengthening Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services

In 2016 we worked with staff teams in five facilities in Zululand district to support them to strengthen their Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services. We worked in these facilities at the request of the Department of Youth and Gender Transformation and KZN Department of Health.

Harry Gwala, KwaZulu-Natal: On-Site Mentoring and Teaching In Rural Health Facilities

During 2015 and 2016 our teams of SA staff and UK and SA volunteers worked in health facilities across Harry Gwala. During this period our teams spent more than 20 weeks in facilities supporting health facility staff to improve paediatric care for their community.

Eastern Cape: On-Site Mentoring and Teaching in Rural Health Facilities

During 2014 and 2015 our teams of SA staff and UK and SA volunteers worked in health facilities in the Lusikisiki and Flagstaff areas of Eastern Cape. During this period our teams spent more than 10 weeks in facilities supporting health facility staff to improve paediatric care for their community.

North West Province: Improving Paediatric Care Services

The purpose of this three year project (2012-2015) in partnership with North West Province DOH and funded by The Nuffield Foundation was to mentor and teach health professionals working in NWP to help them improve prevention, treatment and care services for infants and children living with HIV. During the three year programme, our teams of UK and SA volunteers and CHIVA SA team worked alongside staff in Primary Health Clinics across the Dr. Kenneth Kaunda District (DKK). This district has the highest HIV prevalence in the province and the project focused on four sub-districts; Maquassi Hills, Ventersdorp, Tlokwe and Matlosana.