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  • Rotarians For Fighting Aids | RFFA
    Mission To save and improve the lives of children and families who lack access to preventive health care and education How You Can Help 2003 2015 Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention Inc All rights Reserved Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention A Rotarian Action Group P O Box 12485 Atlanta GA 30355 USA RFFA was approved by the Rotarian International Board in December 2004 RFHA operates in

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  • Rotarians For Fighting Aids | RFFA
    alongside an extremely competent committed and collegial group of Rotarians Brent Adams Corporate Secretary and Treasurer USA D6900 I am passionate about HIV AIDS education with the hopes of lowering new infections in the countries served by RFFA and bettering the lives of children and adults living with the disease William Asiko Rotarian South Africa D 9400 I have been involved with RFHA since 2007 in my role as President of The Coca Cola Africa Foundation I worked with RFHA s founder Marion Bunch to leverage the power of Rotary in Africa and Coca Cola s extensive footprint on the continent to create a pan African Rotary Family Health Day I was humbled to be asked to join RFHA s board when I stepped down from The Coca Cola Company after a 20 year career and I am excited to be part of this journey and making our dream a reality Len Lanzi Rotarian USA D5280 My first Rotary moment was with RFHA Visiting the informal settlements in Uganda provided me with a first hand account of RFHA s great works in the world It is my honor to serve on their board Larry A Lunsford Past RI Director Past Chairman RI Executive Committee USA D6040 I have seen what something as simple as a new pair of shoes can do for the health and spirit of an orphan Knowing how RFHA s Rotary Family Health Days are a needed and growing project concept worldwide I am honored to serve on this board to move this wonderful work forward Anne Matthews Past RI Vice President District 7770 USA My life is devoted to helping the less fortunate in the world I have worked in 35 countries over the past 20 years helping with all types of medical illnesses feeding the hungry helping dig water wells and more My honor is to serve with this very committed board of directors in addressing those in need In particular I feel strongly about assisting in the African countries Sandra McKersey Past District Governor District 9910 New Zealand It is a privilege to work with such a dedicated group of Rotarians RFHA is enormously effective as an action group whose work in HIV AIDS education and prevention is well recognized Their family health days provide wide spectrum health intervention and reach out to families and save the lives of thousands I am delighted to re join the Board Anton Meerkotter District Governor D 9400 South Africa Together we can make a difference Shekhar Mehta Past RI Director India D3030 Having done heart surgeries to 2 500 children here in India I understand what it means to poor people to get good health services Stephen Mwanje Past District Governor UGANDA D9200 I derive real happiness through helping other people and serving on the board of RFHA gives me the rare opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many vulnerable people in our communities Olu Olowu District Governor 2013 14 Nigeria D9110 The plight

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  • Rotarians For Fighting Aids | RFHA
    over five years for bilateral and multilateral programs to prevent HIV AIDS malaria and tuberculosis infections and to treat and care for people infected with and affected by these diseases In a report dated September 30 2008 PEPFAR gave lifesaving antiretroviral treatment to over 2 1 million men women and children living with AIDS around the world In addition PEPFAR provided 9 7 million people affected by HIV AIDS with compassionate care including nearly 4 million orphans An estimated 240 000 babies have been born free of AIDS because of PEPFAR s support to the prevention of mother to child transmission program Recently the U S Congress authorized up to 48 billion for PEPFAR over the next five years In this new phase PEPFAR s goals will be to support treatment for 3 million people to prevent 12 million new infections and to care for 12 million people including 5 million orphans PEPFAR is focuses their efforts in 15 countries with high prevalence rates of HIV AIDS Botswana Cote d Ivoire Ethiopia Guyana Haiti Kenya Mozambique Namibia Nigeria Rwanda South Africa Tanzania Ugandan Vietnam and Zambia FHI is a global health and development organization whose science based programs bring lasting change to the world s most vulnerable people including children Among its worldwide staff of 2 500 are leading physicians scientists and technical experts in medicine public health development and management FHI s work is global in scale yet country focused with 30 international offices staffed by local professionals Since 1971 FHI has worked with thousands of partners in 125 countries forging strong relationships with governments diverse organizations the private sector and communities By applying science to programs FHI is helping countries make measurable progress against disease poverty and inequity improving lives for millions The Africa Network for Children Orphaned and at Risk ANCHOR was a multi sectoral partnership formed by RFHA to provide a program of care and support for 118 000 Orphans and Vulnerable Children in six countries in Africa during 2005 to 2010 The countries are South Africa Zambia Botswana Kenya Nigeria and Cote d Ivoire The partner organizations were HOPE worldwide a faith based non government organization that has a Best Practice Orphan and Vulnerable Children OVC model program and a multi country professional staff in Africa RFHA mobilized the Rotary clubs in each country to provide volunteer support for this program The international Rotarians provided funding support for the education of the children through RFHA s Orphan Rescue program The Coca Cola Africa Foundation TCCAF which represents the largest multinational for profit corporation on the continent of Africa Coca Cola Systems They provided 1 2 Million USD as a sub grant to the primary funder PEPFAR as well as media support Emory University Schools of Public Health and Nursing who established the Monitoring and Evaluation standards for the program PEPFAR President s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief was the primary funder of this program and provided 8 1 Million USD through USAID in six African

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  • Rotarians For Fighting Aids | RFFA
    for 450 900 students in 160 schools Youth leaders in RYLA and Interact Clubs assist local Rotary Club communication efforts by creating buzz for the school meetings Rotarians with the help of AID Atlanta developed a package of materials for school administrators which clearly states Rotary s commitment to youth and international health efforts Under the AIDS Education Prevention Banner Rotary Clubs clearly demonstrate the progressive nature of Rotary This program effectively utilizes the powerful credibility of Rotary and adds significance to the pandemic disease Sponsorship of in school educational experiences gives Rotary increased visibility in the community and the local press Best of all Rotary s visibility is linked to important and sincere efforts to improve the lives of our youth Promoting health in young people promotes Rotary at its finest STEPS Go to http www rotarydistrict6900 org index php pr AIDS Awareness for all program information View and download the Manuals in the Members Download section in The Real Truth category login to see the Download option Contact a local AIDS Support Organization in your area and discuss your needs Be prepared to offer speakers travel expenses and a small donation for their time See a list in the Members Download section under The Real Truth Discuss plans with local school administration and district leadership Members of your own Clubs are vital in this effort Present the school administration manual to them as well as your public school officials Schedule assemblies in middle and high schools with the principals Have Rotarians introduce the speakers to the young audiences Have note cards and paper available for the students to write down anonymous questions for the Q A session following the formal presentation ANCHOR Program The Africa Network for Children Orphaned and at Risk ANCHOR is a multi sectoral partnership

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  • Rotarians For Fighting Aids | RFFA
    to say I am sure that our association will further strengthen where we will together work towards achieving the objectives of RFHA RFHA Inc would like to extend its sincerest appreciation to Past Rotary International Director Shekhar Mehta Rotary District 3040 District Governor Sanjeev Gupta PDG Ravi Langer PDG Nitin Dafria and all Rotarians and Rotaractors who made this pilot program a huge success About Rotary Family Health Days RFHD Rotary Family Health Days is the signature program of Rotarians For Family Health AIDS Prevention RFHA The program promotes healthy living and disease prevention by implementing a massive annual campaign in four countries in Africa that provides comprehensive free health care services tens of thousands of people in underprivileged communities The services include lifelong immunizations to children such as polio and measles vaccines and comprehensive life saving annual screens such as HIV TB Malaria Diabetes Hypertension and more This program is Rotary led but leverages the power of partnerships that include The Coca Cola Africa Foundation the U S Mission including the Centers for Disease Control USAID and the health service delivery expertise of their Implementing Partners plus each of the in country Ministers of Health Department of Health who provide services and supplies at the sites Equally importantly in each country are the primary media partners that include the SABC and Caxton in South Africa plus other media centers in each of the other countries Now in its fourth year the results continue to be impressive as follows COUNTRY of SITES ROTARY VOL BENEFICIARIES SERVED South Africa 130 4 000 66 500 Ghana 30 400 23 100 Uganda 88 1 000 113 166 Nigeria 154 2 751 140 856 Total 402 8 151 343 622 This program was initiated in 2011 when PDG Stephen Mwanje Uganda asked Marion Bunch

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  • Rotarians For Fighting Aids | RFFA
    annual affair Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Walk the talk in Khayelitsha March 6 2014 Connecting with Khayelitsha Ward Councillor Anele Gabuza and members of the Khayelitsha Health Forum today with Gavin Schachat was productive To promote good health Tony Davidson Site Champion and his team are organising early Khayelitsha Health Forum and Rotary Wellness Walks on all three days of the RFHDs What a great initiative Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment HeLP THE HIV AIDS ORPHANED GIRLS November 6 2013 I am Francis Adongo Otieno From Kenya I have lived with HIV AIDS for 14 years I am a trained HIV counselor When I was Diagnosed I had already lost my child and my wife to to the virus All my friends and relatives disowned me by then It was not easy to access ARVS in Kenya but i was determined to survive Stigma is still high in Kenya especially in the Rural areas but my immediate concern now is HIV AIDS orphaned girls They are more stigmatized lot Do you know that this girls miss out in Classes 4 7 days every month simply because they can not afford sanitary pads That is over 70 days a year out of class and still we expect them to perform Nobody is thinking on about this and their under wears and this is a cause of prostitution and spread of the virus They need protection school fees Uniform shelter and food I am requesting anybody or organization that is willing to help this girls Who is willing to support this girls can contact me we join hands and mobilize Sanitary pads for the this girls Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Rotary and CDC conduct major healthcare campaign May 16 2013 As reported in the Krugersdorp News May 17 Considered to be one of the biggest campaigns the Rotary Family Health Days were recently conducted with Rotary SA and the Department of Health s Centre for Disease Control CDC in Soul City Kagiso From 9 to 11 May Rotary SA and the CDC joined hands in educating informing and counselling residents in and around the rural parts of Kagiso This international campaign together with Rotary Africa kicked off nation wide as well as in countries such as Nigeria Ghana and Kenya The only site located on the West Rand was coordinated by Mogale Tourism s own Dehlia van Staden and Krugersdorp Rotary s Anneas Balt who is the District Chairman of the campaign Rotary SA first pitched the campaign to the Department of Health The overwhelming response from the Department as well as from local and national government was highly appreciated Rotary used their knowledge as the biggest recognisable non government organisation to attract valuable sponsors like Coca Cola SABC USAid and Nampak Government allocated over R224 million towards the project The Living Waters Church gladly made their premises in Soul City available where the organisers of the campaign set up shop Residents were informed via flyers posters and even TV commercials to visit these sites across the country Inside they could find health care workers ready to help assessing they wellbeing Blood pressure tests HIV counselling eye exams dental check ups and women sanitary education were done during these three days The information gathered about these residents was also logged digitally and will be analysed by the CDC for further care Local practitioners such as optometrists Dirk Booysen and Gerrie Kruger together with dentist Dr Dave Jankelowitz volunteered their services A local dietitian provided education on nutrition I have said in various statements that I regard the Health Days as a success from a Rotary perspective before it even started We are doing Gods work and this project will be blessed says Anneas We have to agree that the project is of major proportions No project of this scale has ever been undertaken by Rotary in South Africa In the past few months we have at all levels experienced many emotions perceived and real in the planning of these Health Days We had to bring together partnerships of common purpose deal with moments of frustration when we could not get answers to our pertinent questions and concerns on matters concerning our sites on one extreme and relief when our plans fell into place Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment More Happiness May 15 2013 The world could always do with more happiness So here are some more pics of kids at Diepsloot Photos courtesy Kristi Hansen Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Happiness May 15 2013 Is there anything to lift the heart more than the smile on the face of a child Playing around at the site at Diepsloot Photos courtesy Kristi Hansen Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Clowning around in the queue May 15 2013 High school learners queueing in Diepsloot Photos courtesy Kristi Hansen Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Ouch May 15 2013 Diabetes testing at Diepsloot Photos submitted by Kristi Hansen Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Teaching the Kids May 15 2013 Morningside site champ Kristi Hansen and her mother Anemia and Kristi teaching the kids Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Nkosi Sikelele in Diepsloot May 15 2013 The Rotary Club of Morningside are blessed with the sounds of children s voices singing the anthem God Bless Africa Indeed Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Nkosi Sikelele in Diepsloot May 15 2013 The Rotary Club of Morningside are blessed with the sounds of children s voices singing the anthem God Bless Africa Indeed Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Diepsloot didn t know what hit them May 15 2013 The Bophelong site in Diepsloot was humming with activity and the residents didn t know quite what to make of all of it except to say it is good Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Facepainting at Nomzamo site May 14 2013 Champion Retha Gardiner really got the kids to enjoy the RFHD outing at the Gordons Bay Nomzamo site with face painting dancing whilst a band was playing and many more fun items She had a huge turnout and it was fabulous to see how involved she was Lynette Stassen Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment A Spoonful of Sugar May 13 2013 Nothing to help the medicine go down Shirley Downie of Rotary who was so central to making Family Health Days happen gives polio drops to a child Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Our DGs Stand Together May 13 2013 In the photo DGE Anneas Balt DGPR David Grant and DG Martin Forsyth Thompson Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment A Huge Thank You from Kristi Hansen May 13 2013 Sue and I are both enormously indebted to all of you who lifted a hand or applied your personal resources to button down the hatches and make ours a truly exemplary site We saw hundreds of people equipped with information about their own health information and advice that will help them take a bit of control back We trust those that were diagnosed with serious conditions will seek help knowing they are in good hands with the DOH But importantly everyone left with a sense that they are valuable and worthy of the excellent service that Rotarians offer We lived out our motto of service above self and proved that we can make a real difference right now Marion Bunch gave us an A plus plus for our site and I agree It was a beautiful site and also a beautiful sight to see everyone getting down to the task whether it was screening patients for TB or hitting stakes into the ground or running around collecting supplies or applying tattoos to children s faces everyone did their bit with a good heart We were delighted to work with UJ students and exchange students from Rhiza who really worked hard to get the patients clients through the battery of tests and to also offer a touch of love which after all is really the source of all healing The ideas and connections that came about through the conversations and interactions between all participants are impossible to account for but I am sure we have sparked a mudslide of further relationships and partnerships The following services were offered to the community Blood pressure testing Diabetes screening Height measuring Weight assessment Polio drops Measles vaccinations Deworming HIV testing and counselling Vitamin A dispensing Growth assessment Depression and anxiety advice TB screening Nutrition diet advice Neck and back pain assessment Wheelchair needs assessment The following activities were also arranged CPR demonstrations Hand washing demonstrations Dance acts by International Youth Foundation Friday soccer legend Shoes made an appearnace and joined the louhailer trip around Diepsloot hand massages Face painting ansd stick on tattoos Saturday YFm broadcast gift giveaways dance workshop Nutrition talk music DJ kwaito hip hop rap traditional praise singing Shine Programme toiletries giveaways jumping castles Soccer and Cricket You have made a real difference to the community in Diepsloot and we hope that next year we will be back Kristi Hansen Public Image Committee Rotary Club of Morningside Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Calling All Residents May 13 2013 Kenny Tokwe a local township official in Imizamo Yethu Hout Bay with his loud hailer for calling in residents stands with June Webber outside Iziko Lobomi Hall where the Rotary Club Hout Bay site was located Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment A Report from Brenda McCallum May 13 2013 Thanks to Sharon Geff Alex and Enos who all helped at Rosettenville clinic on Friday the morning was super busy the afternoon was a bit quieter but we still had lots of families coming though getting their kids immunised against polio and measles I think we had around 350 people on the Friday but will get final figures from Terry for the site later We must also send thanks to SA Taxi who provided their shuttle bus Enos was driver but also helped immensely on site as translator and organiser it did not take him long to find where he was needed and he did a wonderful job JHB South was the club who organised this site but they also had help from ourselves Rosebank Alberton and Germiston It was a lovely experience working with Rotarians from other clubs Thanks to Cindy who worked at Diepsloot on Friday Diepsloot was a little quieter than Rosettenville the day before but Theresa and the team from Parktown Excalibur did a wonderful job organising the fire station into a working clinic Cindy and I walked around Diepsloot handing out leaflets and were rewarded when many of the people we had approached came to the clinic I would say on Friday the busiest work station was for HIV testing Cindy and I did a bit of eye testing Cindy then went onto registrations A special thanks to St Joseph s Care the people Alex brought the other week to visit us they supplied 2 nursing sisters and 2 primary care personnel as well as Malinda who was able to assist with almost everything Theresa was delighted that he could administer measles and polio inoculations He and his team were invaluable on the day Thanks also to John and Aileen who worked at Diepsloot on Saturday morning it was a bit busier than on the Friday they were involved in testing weight to height ratio They will give us stories of some of the characters they came across that morning We all look forward to seeing the full results Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Bundling up against the cold in Rosettenville May 13 2013 On Thursday morning it was sunny in Rosettenville south of Johannesburg but the crowds still had to bundle up while they waited to be helped Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Fun at Diepsloot Fire Station May 13 2013 Kids enjoying face painting while being educated on fire safety at Diepsloot Fire Station north of Johannesburg Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Westville serves their Community May 13 2013 The Rotary Club of Westville site at the Chesterville Community Clinic was a hive of acitivity from early in the morning of the 9th May These 3 days of testing vaccinating and educating could not have been made possible without the many volunteers who offered their services Thank you to each and everyone of you May RFHD be bigger and better next year Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment A message from Estcourt Rotary Club May 12 2013 we had the most wonderful time The Estcourt Hospital CEO and Senior management team all joined us on site yesterday in the freezing cold rainy weather and helped to get fires going and chatted to the community members who came out in spite of the weather We had doctors physio counsellors sisters dental consultant social worker nutrition advisors and optometrist on site as well Such amazing support from the hospital and a request from them for Rotary to partner in healthcare initiatives amongst the farmworkers in the Estcourt area We will also be doing a follow up clinic at the site in 3 months time A lot of hard work but I am so proud to have been a part of the RFHD We have some incredible photos which I m in the process of uploading to our club facebook page I take my hat off to the DOH Mr Vilakazi the hospital CEO and all his staff for the tremendous support We have decided to present Mr Vilakazi and his staff with Rotary Service above Self award We had 10 medical teams on site 30 medical staff I m extremely proud of what we all achieved considering that our club only has 11 members and we have forged fantastic relationships with American Peace Corps volunteers who assisted us as well We will DEFINATELY be back Tracy Riggien Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Holding our banner high May 12 2013 Rotarians from D9400 Carltonville Soweto Westonaria holding up one of our beautiful banners Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Weenen May 12 2013 Weenen means place of mourning But on a bright sunny morning it is a place of hope as the crowds queue in the dust for healthcare Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment The Crowds Came May 12 2013 This is the tent for the launch at Zandspruit full to bursting with members of the community wanting to take advantage of the free health services offered on Rotary Family Health Day The launch was extraordinary and in Marion Bunch s words This was a dream come true Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Scenes from Philadelphia Ark May 12 2013 RFHD yesterday at the Philadelphia Ark and Kameeldrift Primary School Clubs involved were Waterkloof Pretoria and Pretoria Capital Thank you to everyone for a great day and hard work Thank you Wilma for working through the night to do all the referrels and making up of script medicine Kind regards Gawie Lotter Waterkloof Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Clean teeth and hands in Brits May 12 2013 This youngster in Brits is learning about clean teeth and hands Photographs by John Wesson Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Serving the Community May 12 2013 Blood pressure and blood glucose tests are simple but essential for maintaining good health Brandi Hill captures the moment in Carletonville Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Touching Scenes from Carletonville May 12 2013 Captured by professional photographer Brandi Hill Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment We Raised The Bar on Health Campaigns May 12 2013 A message from June Webber of Rotary District 9350 This campaign has left us physically mentally and emotionally exhausted simply because it has been so outstandingly successful It was an absolute privilege for our district to participate As I have mentioned previously we were fortunate enough to have had an absolutely superb team of Site Champions and support clubs here in the Western Cape to drive the campaign the enormity of their efforts has been quite staggering As you say we have raised the bar in health campaigns in South Africa Photographs by Brandi Hill who is based in Carletonville Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment The Team from Mossel Bay May 11 2013 Here s the Rotary Family Health Day team from Mossel Bay Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment More on Rotary Club of Oregun District 9110 Nigeria RFHD participation May 10 2013 Members of Oregun Community continue to appreciate the RFHDs programme with their participation in large numbers Members of Rotary Club of Oregun were equally on ground mobilizing more people and coordinating the smooth running of the programme Rotary is Good oregun is Beautiful Email to a Friend Comments Submit Comment Name Email Comment Rotary Oregun Nigeria delivers Good to her community on the 1st day of RFHD May 10 2013 It was a wholesome experience for Rotarians volunteers and members of Oregun Community in Lagos Nigeria in this year s Rotary Family Health Day The programme holding at the Palace compound of the king of the community has been witnessing large turnout of participants including the palace chiefs since the first day The joy and appreciation by members

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  • Rotarians For Fighting Aids | RFFA
    RFHA Full Name E mail Address Telephone To who should we direct your question Board Executive Secretary Marketing PR Short Message Contact Us 2003 2015 Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention Inc All rights Reserved Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention A Rotarian Action Group P O Box 12485 Atlanta GA 30355 USA RFFA was approved by the Rotarian International Board in December 2004 RFHA operates in accordance

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