36.9 Million people are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide
RFHA's signature program is Rotary Family Health Days, a unique public/private partnership program that is currently in its ninth year of operation. The three-day, integrated annual program provides holistic, comprehensive, preventative health programs (both for communicable and non-communicable diseases.)
Since the inception of Rotary Family Health Days in 2011, over 2.5 million patients have been offered over 11 million free health services.
The RFHD campaign is currently operating in nine countries throughout Africa and India which provide comprehensive, free health care services hundreds of thousands of people in underprivileged communities.
Free health offerings include health screens, testing and referral for a variety of diseases including: HIV/AIDS, TB, Hepatitis B and C, malaria, diabetes, blood pressure and some cancers. Deworming, vitamin A supplements and immunizations for polio and measles are provided. Add-on services such as optometry, audiology and dental examinations are included at many locations. Mental health counselling, educational and referral services for follow-on care are provided. Distribution of male and female condoms, hygiene packs, eye readers, dental cleaning supplies and other materials are also offered to clients in areas of need and based upon availability.
Contributing to the prevention revolution
Ministers of Health in each of the countries in which this program operate are fully on board with signed Letters of Intent for the Rotary Family Health Days from the Minister as well as partner organizations (media houses, private sector funders, etc.)
Public/ Private Partnerships
One of the key reasons for the success of this massive public private Partnership is that each partner has a defined role and set of responsibilities which do not conflict
Program Implementation and Results
Data collection is a critical outcome of the campaign. A two prong monitoring and evaluation system has been developed by RFHA in collaboration with the CDC and the South African National Department of Health.