We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.
Our impact starts with our members—people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities' toughest challenges. Their efforts are supported by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of our members and partners around the world. Rotary is led by our members—responsible leaders who help to carry forward our organization's mission and values in their elected roles.
South Africa, with support from the United States, through the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), provides more than 3 million South Africans with antiretroviral treatment (ART) - saving countless lives, keeping families together, and increasing South Africa's overall economic productivity.
Since 2004, PEPFAR has invested more than $5 billion in South Africa's HIV and TB response, helping to support an unprecedented expansion of prevention, treatment and care services.
To control the epidemic and achieve an AIDS-free generation, the Governments of the Republic of South Africa and the United States are working together to refocus PEPFAR resources for greater impact; focusing programs on 27 districts identified as having the highest HIV/AIDS burden in South Africa. Special focus is also being given to two additional districts with mining and industrial activities, to prevent these areas from becoming high-burden areas as well as focusing on girls and young women.
Adolescent girls and young women remain the most vulnerable to new HIV infections; girls aged 15-19 years are up to eight times, while young women 20-24 are more than three times, more likely to be infected with HIV than their male peers. PEPFAR’S DREAMS initiative aims to reduce these numbers in five districts in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng Provinces – districts identified as high burden and high transmission.
Going where the virus is ensures that we are doing the right things, in the right places, right now.
·Right Things: Expanding access to a combination of evidence-based HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care services that are most effective and efficient in preventing new HIV infections and saving lives.
·Right Places: Targeting resources and HIV/AIDS services to the geographic areas and populations with the highest HIV/AIDS burden and unmet need.
·Right Now: Using the latest micro-epidemic data analysis from the National Department of Health to focus efforts to act with urgency, to fundamentally change the course of the epidemic.
The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to more than 612572 people in 36 countries. We are currently the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S.
AHF funds its mission to rid the world of AIDS through a network of pharmacies, thrift stores, healthcare contracts and other strategic partnerships. Generating new, innovative ways of treatment, prevention and advocacy has been the hallmark of our success. We are currently leading a mass testing initiative to identify and treat the 25 million people who are unaware they are infected.
By advocating big goals–such as having 1 billion people tested each year–AHF hopes to eliminate older, more time-consuming methods. Since 1987, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide. As we create and implement new programs in communities across the U.S. and abroad, we expand delivery of healthcare and influence over policy with the aim of saving more lives.
Advancing Therapeutics, Improving Lives
Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. They strive to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead's portfolio of products and pipeline of investigational drugs includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer, inflammatory and respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular conditions.
Their portfolio of marketed products includes a number of category firsts, including complete treatment regimens for HIV infection available in a once-daily single pill and the first oral antiretroviral pill available to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV infection in certain high-risk adults.
Strength Through Partnership
Collaborations of all kinds – with partners in science, academia, business and local communities – are central to their work. Partnerships enhance their ability to develop innovative medicines and deliver them to people as efficiently as possible.
Growing Worldwide Reach
Gilead was founded in 1987 in Foster City, California. Since then, they have grown to become one of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies, with 8,000 employees across six continents.
Providing Access to Life-Saving Medicines
Gilead’s mission is to discover, develop and deliver therapies that will improve the lives of patients with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to these medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status. Today, Gilead works to increase developing world access to its medicines for HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and visceral leishmaniasis.
Gilead focuses on the geographic and therapeutic areas where the company and its medicines can make the greatest difference.
Strategic partnerships with other companies and organizations enhance their ability to deliver our medicines to people living in resource-limited countries. These collaborations have been critical to expanding access to their medicines.
Gilead treatment expansion programs are designed to be sustainable, so that patients can continue to benefit for many years to come. To help ensure sustainability at the country level, they support efforts to build local healthcare capacity and strengthen health systems.
Gilead regularly assess their access initiatives and make adjustments as needed in response to lessons learned, stakeholder feedback and evidence of program effectiveness.
The Gilead Foundation
The Gilead Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 2005, seeks to improve the health and well-being of underserved communities around the world. Their giving focuses on expanding access to HIV and hepatitis education, outreach, prevention and health services.
South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) The SABC, as the national broadcaster in South Africa, has signed an MoU with RFHA to broadcast the Public Service Announcements (PSAs) across their various TV and radio platforms, as well as conduct interviews with key players in the roll-out of the RFHDs. This partnership forms part of their vision and mission to serve the interests of SA citizens from all walks of life.
The SABC adheres to the Broadcasting Act, which aims to establish & develop a broadcasting policy in the Republic in the public interest and for that purpose to contribute to democracy, development of society, gender equality, nation building, provision of education and strengthening the spiritual and moral fibre of society. As a good corporate citizen, the SABC is actively involved in a range of developmental and social projects across the country. Equally important is the alignment of SABC CSI activities with those of its core business. In addition, the SABC mandate falls in line with United Nations MDG’s. Amongst these are: education; health; community development, women and children.
The SABC will remain the catalyst for positive social action, assisting in transforming society through the content that it provides, reflecting the true image of our country, its people, its dreams and aspirations.
South Africa Department of Health The DoH’s mission is to improve the health status of all South African citizens “through the prevention of illnesses and the promotion of healthy lifestyles, and to consistently improve the healthcare delivery systems by focusing on access, equity, efficiency, quality and sustainability”. DoH has committed to pay for all the staff and offer free medical services provided during the RFHD at all sites. Additionally, the DoH will be:
Bringing their existing HCT and EPI campaigns to each site over the three days;
Providing a Monitoring and Evaluation template to be used at all sites;
Estimating targets of the numbers of people reached at each site;
Assisting RFHA with social mobilization advice;
Supporting RFHA and Coca-Cola South Africa with media campaign advice;
Providing a plan and contacts for the roll out of services at National, Provincial and District Perspective;
Engaging with Rotary South Africa at a National, Provincial and District level;
Engaging with Coca-Cola South Africa, and other partners such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); and
Influencing other African Ministers of Health to join this campaign across Africa.”
The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) was established in 2001 to bring more structure and focus on the community projects and is funded by the entire Coca-Cola System ( Coca-Cola business units and bottlers) in Africa. In 2006, TCCAF changed its implementing strategy from simply responding to funding requests to partnering with communities to meet both their needs as well as the sustainability goals of The Coca-Cola Company.
Its community projects are located within 4 strategic pillars. These are; Water (Access, Sanitation, Watershed Protection and Productive Use of Water); Health (Prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Hepatitis); Education; and Entrepreneurship.
Recognizing that no single organization can effectively address Africa’s development challenges alone, TCCAF utilizes and mobilizes resources and expertise from a broad spectrum of stakeholder partnerships, including NGOs, governments, community based organizations and private sector companies. TCCAF is pleased to have initiated the seed funding for Rotarians For Fighting AIDS in 2004 and in being a part of building the strategic plan for the ANCHOR partnership and the Rotary Family Health Days Program. TCCAF was awarded RFHA Partner of the Year in 2008 at the Rotary International Los Angeles convention.
Alere delivers reliable and actionable health information through rapid diagnostic tests, resulting in better clinical and economic healthcare outcomes globally. Our high-performance diagnostics for infectious disease, cardiometabolic disease and toxicology are designed to meet the growing global demand for accurate, easy-to- use and cost-effective near-patient tests. Our goal is to make Alere products accessible to more people around the world, even those located in remote and resource-limited areas, by making them affordable and usable in any setting. By making critical clinical diagnostic information available to doctors and patients in an actionable timeframe, Alere products help streamline healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes.
Founded in 1980 by entrepreneurs Terry Moolman and Noel Coburn, Caxton & CTP Publishers, Printers and Distributors are a major participant in the South African print media industry.
We are involved in publishing a number of regional community newspapers, The Citizen daily newspaper and 13 major magazines, as well as commercial printing, packaging, stationery manufacture and book printing.
Developing communities means investing in people and their hopes and dreams for the future. By providing products and services that meet the diverse needs of our communities we're helping to provide a social and economic foundation for achieving affordable housing, productive small businesses and culturally vibrant communities.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 356 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operate a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. Delta has annual revenues of $31.8 Billion USD, and is investing more than $2 Billion USD through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground.
Delta is firmly committed to the environment, safety, and social responsibility. Richard H. Anderson, CEO, says that Delta “demonstrates these commitments in hundreds of ways throughout the world on a daily basis as we partner with our employees, vendors, customers, civic, and non-profit organizations to make a difference in the communities where we live and work. Many of our programs are award-winning and industry-leading. We don’t do them for the awards. We do them because they’re the right thing to do.”
As a multinational telecommunications company doing business in emerging markets across Africa and the Middle East, we are uniquely placed to contribute to the social development of the countries in which we operate. MTN Foundations are the primary vehicles through which the company implements its social investment initiatives in the priority areas education, health and economic empowerment. Through the work of our foundations, we have built a strong corporate citizenship identity for MTN by leveraging the transformative power of our technology, people and resources to serve our communities and speed up the progress of the developing world.
About the MTN SA Foundation Established in 2001, the MTN SA Foundation is MTN’s corporate social investment vehicle, and is currently one of the oldest and largest foundations in the country. Driven by MTN’s core belief that access to communication is key to economic development, the MTN SA Foundation harnesses the company’s leading innovations in telecommunications to provide people with tools to create a better life for themselves.
With the overarching mandate of connecting communities for greater self-reliance, the Foundation rolled out an integrated approach that placed strong emphasis on whole community development and ongoing measurement to ensure the delivery of meaningful, relevant and sustainable impact. The approach saw interventions made into six cluster communities in the areas of education, health, entrepreneurship and arts & culture.
In 2013 the MTN SA Foundation consolidated the integrated whole community approach and, drawing from the successes and lessons learned during the five-year journey, defined a new strategy focussing on individual, high impact interventions that ensure a wider reach and long-term sustainability.
TheAfrica Network for Children Orphaned and at Risk (“ANCHOR”) was a multi-sectoral partnership formed by RFHA to provide a program of care and support for 118,000 Orphans and Vulnerable Children in six countries in Africa during 2005 to 2010. The countries are South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Cote d’Ivoire. The partner organizations were:
HOPE worldwide, a faith-based non-government organization that has a Best Practice Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) model program and a multi-country professional staff in Africa.
RFHA mobilized the Rotary clubs in each country to provide volunteer support for this program. The international Rotarians provided funding support for the education of the children through RFHA’s Orphan Rescue program.
The Coca Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) which represents the largest multinational for profit corporation on the continent of Africa (Coca-Cola Systems). They provided $1.2 Million USD as a sub grant to the primary funder (PEPFAR), as well as media support.
Emory University Schools of Public Health and Nursing who established the Monitoring and Evaluation standards for the program.
PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) was the primary funder of this program and provided $8.1 Million USD through USAID in six African countries over a five year period (2005 to 2010).