Board Spotlight Nan McCreadie

NAN McCREADIE was awarded a Management Apprenticeship with British Overseas Airways Corporation in September 1969.  After general management training, she spent seven years with the Information Management Services department of the airline, dealing with the development and application of electronic data processing. In 1977 she transferred to the expanding British Airways Security Branch where she was responsible for introducing EDP …

Meet Greg Cryer

Sit back with a cuppa and learn a little more about one of our newest Board Members who has served for a year with the RFHA SA NPC, and is newly appointed to the RFHA Inc global board, PDG Greg Cryer. I was born on 26th October 1950. I have been married to Lindsay for 25 years and we collectively …

Board Member Spotlight- H. Dean Rohrs

Meet Dean Rohrs; our newly appointed board member to RFHA Inc’s global board. She is currently serving a two year term as a Rotary International Director (2016-18), has also been appointed to serve as Rotary International Vice President for 2017-18. Dean’s term will follow that of her good friend and Rotary International Director, Jennifer Jones (2016-17).   Dean will be Rotary International’s fourth …

World AIDS Day 2018

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day, which will be marking its 30th anniversary on 1 December, will be “Know your status”. Significant progress has been made in the AIDS response since 1988, and today three in four people living with HIV know their status. But we still have miles to go, as the latest UNAIDS report shows, and that …

International AIDS Symposium 2018

The International AIDS Symposium was an incredible event this year with approx. 18 000 global leaders, policy makers, researchers, programme implementers and advocates working together at the unique intersection of science, advocacy and human rights. Sue Paget, our Executive Director, attended to represent RFHA Inc USA, and learn more about the global efforts to help fight such deadly diseases! The …

May Newsletter

Read our May Newsletter!   May Newsletter  We are here to ensure our partners, friends and community are up to date with everything taking place around the Rotary Family Health Days in Southern Africa! As you continue to contribute, read and share we thank you for being a part of the Prevention Revolution! Board Update May has been a busy …

Volunteer Spotlight- Geoff von Klemperer

We love any opportunity we can find to sit down and get to know some of the faces behind making the Rotary Family Health Days great! This month we caught up with a fellow Rotarian from the Constantia Club in the Western Cape. Meet Mr. Geoff von Klemperer: We asked Geoff how long he had been serving with the Rotary …

April Newsletter

    April Newsletter April is well underway and we are excited to share some of our progress on the Health Days! We are here to keep our partners, friends and community up to date with everything taking place around the Rotary Family Health Days in Southern Africa! As you continue to contribute, read and share we thank you for …

Health Day Launch in Benin

We are excited to share about the expansion of the Health Days to other African countries ( 9 planned for 2018), and most recently the inception in Benin! Benin is one of several new countries recently brought on board to serve more people globally through the Rotary Family Health Days! We caught up with Olowu Olugbemiga who shared more details as  …

March Newsletter


RFHD SA Newsletter- Issue 1                                                              March 2018

Hello Friends

Welcome to our first monthly newsletter to keep our partners, friends and community up to date with everything taking place around the Rotary Family Health Days in Southern Africa! We will be sending out these monthly updates from Cape Town to all of you. Thank you for being a part of the Prevention Revolution!

Board Update

January 2018 saw an exciting development for the Rotary Family Health Day Programme in Southern Africa. 
The International Board of RFHA Inc (Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention – a Rotarian Action Group and custodian of the Rotary Family Health Programme) agreed to the restructuring of the locally registered South African entity, RFHA SA NPC, to have more autonomy in the management of the Rotary Family Health Days Programme.
The new RFHA SA NPC’s name change is inclusive of all Rotary COSA (SADC) countries in Southern Africa who wish to participate in the RFHD Programme in the future.

An Executive Director and three local Directors of each Rotary District in South Africa have been appointed. 

  • PDG Anton Meerkotter (D9400)
  • PDG Greg Cryer (D9370)
  • DG Lynette Stassen (D9350)
  • Sue Paget  – Executive Director

PDG Sandra McKersey, a long-standing RFHA Inc Board member, will be the RFHA Inc representative on the local entity.
Great support for the Programme was shown at the recent Rotary COSA (Council of Southern Africa) leadership conference in Harare, Zimbabwe. 

We are grateful for the support and look forward to working with all Partners to expand the Programme in Southern Africa.

2018 Campaign News

We are excited to announce we’ve been included on the national Health Calendar for 3-5 October 2018! The sites are being identified now so stay engaged to learn how you can Volunteer, Donate, or Attend a site!

If you missed how we wrapped up our 2017 Campaign you should check out our Programme Report: here. Annual Report 

In their words…

It’s always great to hear why our team members and communities support the Health Days. While visiting from NZ to serve and learn more about the campaign in South Africa – Sandra McKersey, RFHA Board member shared, “Serving at the Health Days in Masiphumelele was the highlight of my life.”

Website Re-launch

This year we have upgraded our website with everything you need to know more about the Health Days and how to stay engaged and involved! You can subscribe to our blog updates here, and follow us on social media so you see all of the changes and updates as we strengthen our programme to serve millions! (Hint: we are expanding in Southern Africa!) #watchthisspace

Around the World

The urgency for eradicating the deadly disease is on everyone’s radar as new studies show a one-month antibiotic regimen to prevent active tuberculosis (TB) disease was at least as safe and effective as the standard nine-month therapy for people living with HIV. Learn more here

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