Partners

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is a US-based non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the United States, South Africa, and globally. The Foundation operates as an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the healthcare community, and the general public.

Through is Entertainment Media Partnerships, the Foundation provides media executives, editors, and journalists arenas to engage amongst themselves and with community-based organisations and NGOs on public health issues affecting their local communities. The Foundation partners with media organisations to develop multi-faceted public education campaigns on important health issues, providing expert substantive guidance as well as participating in production and operations.

In South Africa, the Foundation works closely with the South African national and provincial governments as well as and other non-government and private sector partners to provide the essential information on which government health policy and program plans are made. The Foundation’s work in South Africa has also facilitated decentralization of health management to the district level nationally as well as helped train top-level health officials in administrative and managerial skills. More recently, the Foundation’s work has focused on helping South Africa curtail the HIV/AIDS epidemic through development of effective national prevention and treatment programs through the public health system.

Coca Cola (Africa) Foundation

The Coca Cola (Africa) Foundation was created in 2001, as the engine to coordinate the Coca-Cola Company’s corporate social investment in Africa. The Foundation addresses individual and collective needs across issues of health, education and the environment, as well as supporting subject-matter expert development. The Foundation is reaffirmation of The Coca-Cola Company's belief in, and long-term commitment to Africa.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology. The foundation is based in Seattle, Washington. The scale of the Foundation and the way it seeks to apply business techniques to giving makes it one of the leaders in the philanthrocapitalism revolution in global philanthropy.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a private foundation that provides grants to not-for-profit organizations created in 1964. The foundation's goals, through the use of grants, are to "improve the lives of children, enable creative pursuit of science, advance reproductive health, and conserve and restore earth’s natural systems." The majority of grants are distributed among three areas: Conservation and Science, Population, and Children, Families, and Communities.

Johnson & Johnson

Caring for the world, one person at a time inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. The company embraces research and science, bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Approximately 119,000 of the employees at more than 250 Johnson & Johnson companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

The company’s philanthropy focuses on making life-changing, long-term differences in human health by targeting the world’s major health-related issues. Johnson & Johnson works with hundreds of organizations on philanthropic programs in more than 50 countries, impacting the lives of millions of people along the way.

World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

F4 – Football For An HIV-Free Generation

f4Football For an HIV-Free Generation harnesses Africa’s passion for football to prevent HIV. It uses the power of sport as the impetus for innovative large scale, comprehensive youth focused HIV prevention for young people. In July 2010 for the first time ever the FIFA Soccer World Cup will be hosted on African soil. already preparations are far advanced and excitement is building across Africa. this new initiative taps into that excitement by using football as the entry point for an evidence based strategy that draws on best practice for HIV prevention, youth communication and sports for development.

Combining outreach programs for youth including educational, leadership and life skills development with a sustained pan-African HIV/AIDS education and information media campaign, this effort aims to:

  • Help accelerate reductions in the rate of HIV infection among young Africans;
  • Re-engage young people across Africa in the fight against HIV/AIDS;
  • Help boost leadership and increased country-level focus and funding of more concerted large scale HIV-prevention across Africa.

By building on the existing expertise and infrastructure of established organizations and local partners, this initiative will use a large-scale pan-African approach to mobilize youth across the continent in support of the goal of an HIV-free generation, and this effort will be sustained through 2014 to help ensure its impact.

Soul City

soul citySoul City Institute is a dynamic and innovative multi-media health promotion and social change project. Through drama and entertainment Soul City reaches more than 16 million South Africans. This is done through 2 main brands, Soul City targeted at adults and Soul Buddyz targeted at 8 - 12 year olds and adults in their lives.

Through its multi-media and advocacy strategies Soul City Institute aims to create an enabling environment empowering audiences to make healthy choices, both as individuals and as communities. Soul City examines many health and development issues, imparting information and impacting on social norms, attitudes and practice. Its impact is aimed at the level of the individual, the community and the socio political environment.

OneLove: talk – respect - protect

soul cityOneLove is a unique campaign that began rolling out across Southern Africa (Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe) in October 2008. The campaign aims to get us thinking about our society and community. We want to get everyone thinking about the values and ideas that affect how we behave, especially in our sexual relationships. The campaign also challenges negative attitudes towards women. It encourages us to think about how ideas about culture affect our decisions to have one or more than one sexual partner at a time. The OneLove Campaign is based on groundbreaking research looking at our sexual relationships, attitudes and practices. It explores the reasons why so many people are having more than one sexual partner. This is called Multiple Concurrent Partners (MCP) and it is making the HIV virus spread more quickly than in other parts of the word.

Africa Union of Broadcasting

Africa Union of Broadcasting – was established in 1962 by national broadcasting institutions of African countries to develop and strengthen national radio and television services in Africa. Africa Union of Broadcasting is a professional and not-for-profit body with 48 member organisations and 10 associate members (made up of national radio and/or television organisations from non-African countries) devoted to achieving its objectives.

Africa Union of Broadcasting encourages programme exchanges, provides staff training and conducts technical research in the fields of radio and TV. The organisation also hosts seminars and workshops to encourage the media to cover national and regional development, international sport, and cultural events As part of its work, Africa Union of Broadcasting promotes, maintains and develops cooperation between its members, supporting in all areas the interests of the member broadcasting organisations.

Africa Union of Broadcasting presents seminars, workshops, and conferences on topics such as news, educational broadcasting and television development of communications, satellite communications, and training so as to encourage cooperation between member organisations and ensure exchange of information and ideas.

The Southern African Broadcasting Association

The Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA) is a non-profit, non-governmental umbrella organisation comprising of commercial, private, community and public broadcasting enterprises in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. SABA was launched in November 1993 with the objective of enhancing the professionalism and the credibility of public broadcasting in the region.

One of the primary objectives of the organisation is to promote the development of quality broadcasting and excellence among broadcasters in southern Africa as well as organise cooperative activities including training, staff and other exchanges among members. SABA provides platforms for professional dialogue and technical advancement among radio and television broadcasters while also facilitating the collective participation of regional broadcasters in new technologies and the acquisition of sporting and other rights. The organisation acts as a regional lobby on common broadcasting interests including the transformation of state/national broadcasters to genuine public service broadcasters.

SABA's membership includes equipment suppliers and other players in the broadcasting industry in the territories of the SADC region. SABA covers Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the island state of Seychelles. Its sphere of activity has been extended to community, private and commercial broadcasters in the SADC region, the rest of Africa and other continents. The SABA headquarters is located in Johannesburg, South Africa.

dance4life

dance4life is an international initiative set up to involve and empower young people all around the world to push back the spread of HIV and AIDS. Young people are the future and they have the power to halt the spread of HIV and AIDS. By uniting all over the world and demanding change, they can make a difference.

dance4life provides them with this opportunity. It teaches them the important life skills they need to protect themselves but more than this, it inspires them to go out there and actually do something about it, to become actively involved – an agent of change. dance4life’s mission is to create a movement of one million agents of change by 2014.

World AIDS Campaign – STOP AIDS. Keep the Promise

The World AIDS Campaign is a global coalition of national, regional and international civil society groups that has been established to strengthen and connect the advocacy and campaigning activities of civil society that target governments and other stakeholders to deliver on their promises and commitments on HIV and AIDS. The aim is to create a unified voice on the need to take the action necessary to scale up the response to HIV. WAC’s work is divided into three key areas: Global Programmes , Global Constituency Programmes and Communications. In addition to these key areas is the work with the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) through the Independent Communication and Consultation Facility (CF) .

Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation

In a new partnership, global leaders from the private sector are joining with the public sector and non-governmental organizations to revolutionize HIV prevention through the Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation. HIV-Free Generation links traditional approaches to prevention with the power of the private sector. HIV-Free Generation will initially target Nairobi, Kenya as its pilot location to develop and test best practices, with an overall goal of reducing HIV among youth aged 15-24 in Nairobi by 50 percent over a five year period.

HIV-Free Generation links traditional approaches to prevention with the power of the private sector and will:

  • Combine current evidence-based prevention approaches with the private sector’s capabilities to develop messages and methods to promote and maintain healthy behaviors among youth aged 10-24;
  • Measure impact using a business approach that employs cutting-edge technology to monitor and evaluate effectiveness in real-time; and
  • Rapidly develop and disseminate best practices to continuously inform messages and methods for positive behavior change.

Champions for an HIV-Free Generation

The ABMP is working in partnership with the Champions for an HIV-Free Generation, a leadership initiative launched by Festus Mogae, former president of Botswana. The initiative is joined by former African presidents, religious leaders and African celebrities and is focused on fighting HIV on the continent.

The ABMP is working in partnership with the Champions for an HIV-Free Generation, a leadership initiative launched by Festus Mogae, former president of Botswana. The initiative is joined by former African presidents, religious leaders and African celebrities and is focused on fighting HIV on the continent.

The founding group of champions include Joaquim Chissano, former President of Mozambique, Benjamin Mkapa, former President of Tanzania, Kenneth Kaunda, former President of Zambia, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ethiopian super model Liya Kebede, South African Supreme Court of Appeal Justice Edwin Cameron and Professor Miriam Were, chair of the Kenyan National AIDS Control Council.

The group, which was launched at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City on August 5, 2008, aims to engage with all African leaders to dramatically improve efforts to prevent the spread of HIV.

Champions for an HIV-free Generation has been endorsed by UNAIDS, the World Bank, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the World Health Organization.