The Programme

IDENTIFYING THE NEED...

THE BURDEN OF DISEASE

With more than 7 million people infected with HIV/AIDS in South Africa, the National Strategic Plan for HIV, TB, and STIs 2017-2022 was developed to outline the disease burden.

CALL TO ACTION

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health has called on all sectors of society to respond to the crippling quadruple burden of disease affecting the health our 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.”

JOINING THE PREVENTION REVOLUTION...

DEVELOPING THE CAMPAIGN

RFHA's signature program is Rotary Family Health Days, a unique public/private partnership program that is currently in its eighth year of operation. The three-day, integrated annual program provides holistic, comprehensive, preventative health programs (both for infectious and non-communicable diseases.) The program leverages and inspires a massive force of humanitarian-driven volunteers through Rotary clubs in multiple countries in Africa and India.

CULTIVATING PARTNERSHIPS

In South Africa we partner with the 3 Rotary Districts nationally; National, Provincial and District Departments of Health, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Gilead Sciences,  SANAC, Dis-Chem Foundation, National Lotteries Commission, Community Chest, Abbott, TB/HIV Care, Gift of the Givers, the SABC Foundation, Caxton and many more.  ALL Partner’s donate their services, have a defined role and responsibility and do not compete with one another. RFHA delivers a large-scale nationwide program at hundreds of sites where thousands of Rotarians and partners work together over the course of 3 days.

MONITORING THE SUCCESS...

DURING THE 3-DAY CAMPAIGN

Data collection is a valued outcome of this program.  RFHA has created a data collection system developed in collaboration with the CDC and the South African National Department of Health. Inputs tracked include:

1) Total number of people and age profile reached per site and Province

2) Total number of people reached, per service, per Province

3) Total number of people that tested positive to an illness, and how they were referred to follow on care.

POST CAMPAIGN FOLLOW UP

RFHA’s team has developed and implemented an Impact Analysis for proof of positive impact, link to care and geographical impact and sustainability.  This occurs three months after the programme roll out.

Results of all statistics during and after the campaign are professionally tabulated and evaluated for analysis. All information is made public.

PROGRAM GOALS...

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

For the RFHA SA NPC through the Rotary Family Health Day Programme to lead our Partners’ in supporting the National Government’s objectives of addressing the quadruple burden of disease in a prevention revolution by facilitating the provision of health services

PROGRAMME GOALS
  • Reaching an initial 5 million people by 2020 of which we have now served 2,155,683 (end 2018)
  • Partnership growth and inclusion across all sectors of society to deliver the programme
  • Reaching people who fall between the cracks to care by working beyond normal facilities and taking health services to the people
  • Delivering a holistic programme through an ethos of care and respect in a non-threatening environment

96%

of attendees said they were treated with respect at the Health Days

98%

of attendees saw a significant improvement in their Health

94%

of attendees had a good experience at the Health Days