The National Department of Health in South Africa invites National NGOs, i.e. NGOs that provide services in three or more provinces for funding to strengthen service delivery in four priority areas as outlined in the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement (NSDA) of the Department of Health.

The four priority areas in the NSDA are as follows:

  • Improving life expectancy
  • Combating HIV & AIDS
  • Reducing the burden of disease from TB
  • Strengthening of the health system effectiveness

In line with the national strategy to expand service coverage and reach most at risk and under-serviced communities, groups and individuals, the focus of our funding will be targeted at expanding coverage of areas with high HIV prevalence and high TB burden.

Programme designs must comprehensively deal with:

  • Support for persons living with HIV (PLHIVs) and expand coverage of adherence to treatment
  • Expansion of Community Dialogue to address structural barriers to fight stigma and discrimination of PLHIVs, harmful gender norms and gender-based violence;
  • Intensifying Social Mobilization to generate demand for HCT, condom use, Male Medical Circumcision and Ante Natal Care; and
  • Scaling-up of programmes to support Ward Based Primary Health Care (PHC) activities and strengthening of community systems to expand access to services

Eligibility criteria:

  • All proposals for funding must be done using the Department’s application forms.
  • All sections of the application form must be fully and comprehensively completed.
  • All proposals must illustrate how the proposed activities will contribute to national, provincial and district priorities.
  • All NGOs must produce documented proof of their NPO certificates which will be verified for validity with the Department of Social Development (DSD).
  • Applicants must comply with the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) to ensure sound financial management and accounting
  • Presence and operations in at least three provinces: Organizations with an existing focus on districts with high HIV prevalence

These organizations must demonstrate that they have provincial support for the priority

All proposals must reach the National Department of Health on 3 February 2012.

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