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Organization Contact Information

Name: Re Tla Kgona National Health Promotion Organisation
Street 1: Stand No 1478 Old Lenyenye old clinic
Street 2: Lenyenye
City: Tzaneen
Province: Limpopo
Post Code: 0873
Country: South Africa
Phone: 0730668831
Email: ranhpo@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.ranhpo.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dt
First Name: Booi Phillip
Last Name: Makgato
Title: Mr
Email: ranhpo@gmail.com
Phone: 0832805979

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Mabu Stenley
Last Name: Letsoalo
Title: Mr
Email: ranhpo@gmail.com
Phone: 0730668831

General Information

Board Constituency: Communities
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
‘Re Tla Kgona’ National Health Promotion Organisation (RANHPO) as a Non-Profit Organisation was established to close a gap that we identified in the fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa. This gap exists in relation to the population of institutionalised offenders in Correctional Centres.

An inconvenient truth is that most HIV/AIDS and TB programmes do not reach these offenders as they do free society, meanwhile Correctional Centres continue to become breeding grounds for HIV/AIDS infections and transmissions.

Health units exist in Correctional Centres under the Directorate: Health Services. These units however are not most effective and efficient in dealing with the HIV/AIDS dilemma mainly because their focus is on general health matters in Correctional Centres and not specifically HIV/AIDS, and for other reasons that will be discussed in this document.

We believe that the magnitude of the HIV/AIDS dilemma in our Correctional Centres is so huge that it requires an intervention of equal magnitude, one that will comprehensively single out HIV/AIDS as its focus area, thereby allowing for spot-on, outcome-based solutions and interventions. We believe RANHPO is such an intervention.

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has HIV/AIDS and TB programmes and activities, which were boosted with donor funds from the United States President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR). But if the current situation that prevails in Correctional Centres regarding HIV/AIDS is anything to go by, much more needs to be done, and can be done on this front besides merely encouraging offenders to undertake Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) for HIV and providing counselling to those who test positive. What is required is a stringent and integrated intervention strategy.

This is indicated by the growing concerns raised by social advocacy groups, the Health Sector and the media as regards the Department’s poor management of HIV/AIDS and TB in Correctional Centres. The lack of certified statistics from the
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? < $1,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Media
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Information on developments within the TB world
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
RANHPO was established with the sole objective of developing and managing a comprehensive, continuous HIV/AIDS and TB management strategy, to be carried out in partnership with the donors and other stakeholders, targeted at the population of sentenced offenders in South Africa, with the main objective of making HIV/AIDS manageable in Correctional Centres. It is a principled commitment enshrined in the mission statement of the DCS to render excellent services in collaboration with Non- and Governmental stakeholders.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: South Africa
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: African
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
South Africa

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy South Africa

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB-HIV:
Works on TB-HIV issues especially in correctional facilities

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 11, 2015
Last updated: November 11, 2015