Southern Africa

7.5 Million people are living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa

As the HIV epidemic is growing and there exists a quadruple burden of disease in our communities, the South African National Department of Health has developed a strategic plan through 2022 to address the issues. (National Strategic Plan for HIV, TB and STIs 2017-2022) Our efforts are working in support of the identified objectives of the National Government, as the needs continue to grow.

Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health of South Africa, summed up the problem so well in his response to the National Strategic Plan for South Africa.  He called on all sectors of society to respond to the crippling quadruple burden of disease affecting the health of his country:

  “We have to ensure that coverage of our services for prevention as well as treatment, care and support, together with their quality, improves in every corner of our country.  Key will be to improve the involvement of communities in planning and implementation of solutions.  These actions, for which we each have to take individual and collective responsibility, will ensure that we can stop HIV and TB being public health threats by 2022 or earlier.”

South Africa

The South African Program launched in 2012 in partnership with the National Department of Health.

In 2014 the RFHA SA NPC was formally established as a wholly owned subsidiary of RFHA Inc, and in 2018 was given autonomy to govern the Southern African countries. A decision was made to work hand in hand with the SADC Countries (16 countries -Member states) bordering South Africa, for those wanting to host a Rotary Family Health Days Programme.

The 2019 Campaign in South Africa is scheduled for 2-4 October 2019.

RFHD South Africa Gallery

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RFHD SA Report

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The Lesotho Program is being launched in 16-18 October 2019 in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Lesotho and AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

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South Africa saw more than 36,000 beneficiaries in 2017

Read the full Program Report for South Africa including the activities, partners, and major milestones here.

Rotary Family Health Days Lesotho is underway

The Lesotho Country team is working with the Ministry of Health and AHF in Lesotho as we coordinate four sites for the inaugural event in 2019.

Is your Rotary Club in a COSA Country interested in the Health Days?

Complete our SADC Country Enquiry Form to learn more about what it takes to host a RFHD Program, and we will be in touch