The Lighthouse Project aims to improve the healthcare and outcomes, protect people against catastrophic health expenditure and achieve a 10%-15% efficiency gain in healthcare. This will be achieved through pilot projects aimed at establishing significant integration of service delivery through utilising public-private-partnerships. A district system observatory making use of ICT systems and data analysis will guide the intervention and provide evidence of success. The Project will also use a collaborative consultation process to develop national consensus on priority health policy issues based on collecting and disseminating scientific evidence in support of innovation.
This project that came to an end in December 2016, was implemented by a consortium of organizations, led by FPD, including: AHP, BroadReach, Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute (WRHI), Right to Care and Aurum Institute was designed to test a model of seconding doctors to provide PHC services in selected clinics in the NHI Pilot districts.
This programme was a collaboration between FPD and a number of leading South Africa organisations, namely: the Soul City Institute, Sonke Gender Justice Network and the South African Medical Research Council. The aim is to enhance the role of Thuthuzela Care Centres of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in tackling South Africa’s epidemic of gender based violence and sexual assault.
Through funding from USAID, FPD implemented a community-based HIV counselling and testing project. The overarching goal of the programme was to implement high yield, community-based HIV counselling and testing (CBCT) services with an aim to identify People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and to effectively link them into HIV and TB care and treatment programmes.
The goal of the project is to implement community-based counselling and testing services including reproductive health services, STI and TB screening, condom distribution and linkage, targeting young boys between the age of 10-14 years and young girls and young women between the age of 15-24 years. Under this programme, HTS services are accompanied by mobile-unit based clinical SRH services, SRH information and advice sessions, as well as psycho-social support, counselling and referral services.
FPD received funding from the Global Fund to implement ART adherence clubs (ACs) in five districts across three provinces. The ART ACs assisted to decongest crowded facilities, streamline ART patients’ access to treatment and screening services and maintain overall high adherence and retention rates.
Zenzele is an ARV adherence program that promotes adherence to ARV treatment and encourages healthy living on ARVS as part of the HIV journey. The campaign utilizes peer supporters and social media platforms to promote ARV adherence and ultimately viral load suppression. Our peer supporters are people from the community who are openly living with HIV and are on ARVs, this is because our peer supporters use their personal experience and HIV journey to encourage those they support to start or stay on treatment. Zenzele peer supporters can be found in 12 clinics across Ekurhuleni South and Steve Tshwete sub-districts.