RFHD Programme Model

Primary Partners

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio- free world in the spirit of the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”. Rotary International’s Six Areas of Focus include:

  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution;
  • Disease prevention and treatment;
  • Water and sanitation;
  • Maternal and child health;
  • Basic education and literacy; and
  • Economic and community development

The RFHD Programme falls under 3 of the above – Disease Prevention and Treatment, Maternal and Child Health, and Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution.

In South Africa, all three Rotary Districts are engaged with the RFHD Programme – including 95 clubs in all 9 Provinces and clos to 1,000 Rotary volunteers to support, facilitate, manage, mobilize and support partners at site level.


The Following South African Rotary Clubs were integral to our success in 2017:








Algoa Bay


E-Club D9400



Aliwal North



Cape of Good Hope

Chatsworth High Noon




Cape Town


Bloemfontein Thabure

Johannesburg New Dawn



Durban Clairwood Park

Bonza Bay

Johannesburg South 101



Durban Merewent

East London

Knights Pendragon








Hibiscus Coast (Margate and Uvongo)

Ficksburg Imperani



Gordon's Bay


Flamingo Welkom

Middelburg Cycad







Helderberg Sunrise

Kwa Dakuza

Grahamstown Sunset






Pietersburg 100


Hout Bay

Majuba Newcastle

Kimberley South



Am Kap






Pietermaritzburg Azalea






Lukhanji Sunset

Rustenburg Kloof



Shelly Beach




Mossel Bay







Uitenhage South





White River












Roodeport Monument


Sea Point


Tiro Shoari


Signal Hill




















The NDoH’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.

As the Primary Healthcare partner in the RFHD’s, the NDoH committed to providing free core medical services by bringing components of their existing Health Counselling and Testing (HCT), and Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) and prevention of Non- Communicable disease campaigns to each of the sites over the three days.

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. Learn more:
The SABC, as the national broadcaster in South Africa through the SABC Foundation, has signed a second 3 year 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 rollout of the RFHDs. This partnership forms part of their vision and mission to serve the interests of SA citizens from all walks of life. As a good corporate citizen, the SABC Foundation is actively involved in a range of developmental and social projects across the country. Learn more:
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. Learn more:

Founded in 1980, Caxton & CTP Publishers and Printers Limited is an unconventional business success story. Doing things differently and better for more than 25 years, the group has grown from small beginnings into one of the largest publishers and printers of books, magazines, newspapers and commercial print in South Africa. Through its ownership or partnership with 130 urban and regional newspapers, covering most of the country, Caxton is the ideal partner to help spread the Rotary Family Health Day word far and wide. With a total weekly distribution of more than two million, all newspapers have close ties with their respective communities. In fact, many staff members actively participate in service organisations like Rotary and fully appreciate the importance of the project.

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Paprika Graphics is an established, dynamic design studio that has a proven track record in developing creative visual solutions.

Whether developing corporate identities, turnkey projects or fully-fledged campaigns, the Paprika team is committed to excellence in design and delivery.
Our client base is as diverse as our expertise and includes foreign entities, corporates, government institutions and small businesses.
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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. Learn more:

Gift of the Givers is the largest disaster response NGO of African origin on the African continent. Innovating the world's first and only containerised mobile hospital comprising 28 units, innovating the world's first containerised primary health care unit, innovating the world's first groundnut-soya high energy and protein supplement in the use of severe Malnutrition, HIV/AIDS, TB, Cancer and other debilitating conditions, and establishing Africa's largest Open Source Computer Lab has earned us 114 individual and organisational accolades and awards including 4 Presidential awards. Thus far we have disbursed R2.1 billion in aid to needy individuals and communities in our 25 year history

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Implementing & Support Partners

The Social Collective acts as the digital connector between people, NGOs/businesses and companies, and provides a unique service to corporations looking to monitor and evaluate their initiatives - which involve people and impact. No matter who you are, there is a place for you in our movement to change the structure of community engagement. Let us unite all our efforts and move our generation forward. The Social Collective’s core platform offering is innovative and exceptional because it operates on multiple levels.

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Project Last Mile, launched in 2010, is a collaboration among The Coca-Cola Company, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, The Global Fund, USAID and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This initiative applies the Coca-Cola system’s logistic, supply chain and marketing expertise to help strengthen health systems across Africa. Through Project Last Mile efforts, government agencies learn about Coca-Cola’s business model, and through these learnings, are able to more efficiently deliver critical vaccines, medicines and medical supplies; market the availability of these supplies thus creating demand; and maintain coolers to ensure the medicines and vaccines are stored at the correct temperatures. Learn more:
TB/HIV Care Association is a registered non-profit organisation that puts integrated care at the heart of responding to TB, HIV and other major diseases. We work to prevent, find and treat TB and HIV in South Africa, as well as targeting our interventions to address the needs of populations at risk, such as inmates, sex workers and people who inject drugs. In 2016, TB/HIV Care launched an initiative to test for viral hepatitis and learn more about the prevalence of hepatitis B and C. The initiative is funded by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF) and is implemented in partnership with the University of Cape Town, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), Anova Health, and OUT Well-being. Learn More:
Leighwood Lodge is an elegant, Georgian-style, 6 bedroomed Guest House, set in the beautiful, tranquil suburb of Parktown North in Johannesburg. Located within only a 5 minute drive from the Gautrain Rosebank station, which connects with Sandton, Pretoria and O.R. Tambo International airport, the lodge is ideal for both up-market corporate guests travelling to Johannesburg on business as well as the leisure travellers looking for central accommodation close to the city and the northern suburbs. There is quick access to the Hyde Park, Rosebank, Sandton and Randburg business districts and shopping centres, as well as art galleries, golf courses and many fabulous restaurants. The Lodge offers bed and breakfast accommodation with the comfort, relaxation and warmth that you would expect to feel in your own home, whilst providing the luxury and privacy of a world class guest house. Enjoy spacious en-suite bedrooms, extra-length beds with plush bedlinen and cushions, exquisite gardens and delicious home-cooked breakfasts.

Media Partners

Sešego Cares, a South African registered Section 21 Company / NPO with 18A status was established in 2005 by volunteers to make a sustainable difference in the lives of vulnerable people in Southern Africa. The ethos of Sešego Cares is hinged on the spirit of ubuntu to bring together people willing to offer their time, skills and donations to help various socially significant projects in communities across Southern Africa. Learn more:
University Of Johannesburg Community Engagement The focus of community engagement is on the promotion of health and well- being, the values of caring and compassion, respect for diversity and human dignity, community participation, community empowerment, good citizenship and social justice Community engagement, in the form of organized outreach, is an important component of the University’s vision statement and one of its strategic goals, namely to be an engaged institution. Organized outreach, however, is not a core academic function of the University, but may be assessed for compliance with the UJ conditions of service

In Alignment with

Phila is an initiative by the Department of Health. It is a government departments’ and its partners’ brand aimed at inspiring people to make the 'right moves' when it comes to their health and lifestyle choices. It provides people with knowledge about their health and directing them to health and wellness facilities available to them. Phila is a movement that encourages knowing one’s health status, increased physical activity, healthier eating, adherence to treatment, good sexual health and a safe, nonviolent society. Phila aims to contribute to reduce the impacts of Non-Communicable Diseases, HIV and AIDS, TB, Violence Injury and Trauma, Mother-Child-Woman Health epidemics. Learn more:
She conquers is a national campaign aimed to protect and promote the rights of adolescent girls and young women across South Africa. This campaign is a collective response that aims to unite government, civil society, NGOs, communities, and business to address the challenges facing adolescent girls and young women. Learn more:
The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) is a voluntary association of institutions established by the national cabinet of the South African Government to build consensus across government, civil society and all other stakeholders to drive an enhanced country response to HIV, TB and STIs. Learn more:

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The value in partnership

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Dr Imtiaz Sooliman | Founder Gift of the Givers Foundation

If people cannot get to healthcare, healthcare should get to the people.

Dr. Amy Herman-Roloff | Country Director Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Thank you for the inclusion of CDC in the monumental Rotary Family Health Days.  What RFHA is accomplishing through this initiative is impressive and the CDC is happy to partner with you.