Welcome to the South African Business Coalition on Health and Aids.
Having broadened our mandate to include all matters relating to health, but with a focus on workplace health, we aim to use our website as a quality repository of the latest workplace wellness trends and case studies. We encourage you the reader to contribute to the website by sending us information on how you, or the organization you work for has improved the quality of wellness within a workplace. For more on our vision, mission and strategy, please read the Strategy Document. Read more.
The Flagship Report
SABCOHA’s strategy has been based upon ten years of experience in systems strengthening, project management, and monitoring and evaluation. For more information of what we achieved between 2004 and 2012, please read the Flagship Report.Read More.
The Community Fund
As part of SABCOHA’s diversification, and expansion, the Community Fund was launched in March 2013. Through partnerships with donors, and with service providers, SABCOHA tested over 45 000 people in 2012. In partnership with EOH Health, the National Religious Association for Social Development and the Global Fund to Fight TB, Aids and Malaria, SABCOHA presents to you a case study on how effective PPP’s can work.Read More.
Linked to Governments HIV Counselling and Testing Programme, SABCOHA established Bizwell in 2011. In order to measure and monitor more effectively, HIV and wellness information needs to have a central repository where anonymous and unlinked data can be stored.
Bizwell fulfils a number of key needs including but not limited to:
- The collection of private sector testing data, at a district, provincial and sectoral level;
- The reporting of data to key stakeholders such as the National Department of Health, and the South African National Aids Council;
- The development of a body of data that is valuable for research purposes.
For more information on how to register please contact:
Or click on www.bizwell.co.za
To read the SIDA Bizwell Report.Read More
TB in the Workplace
With funding from USAID, and through the University Research Company, SABCOHA has commenced a programme to capacitate small and medium size companies in the eradication of TB from the workplace. We have inserted the latest presentations from breakfasts held in cities around South Africa.
BizAIDS is a 15-hour training programme for very small business owners to examine their business, health, and legal risks and learn how to take action to reduce those risks. BizAIDS teaches owners and partners practical business tools to strengthen the operation of the business, including employee training, financial recordkeeping and marketing tools. Read More.
Sabcoha has a new magazine out that will keep online readers updated about issues concerning health and AIDS Programs in South Africa and world wide , in order to keep your self updated, get the latest news on health and wellness and many more updates and programs with our online magazine. Click here to view..
It is estimated that there are approximately 150 000 trained peer educators in companies around South Africa as a part of workplace programmes established to assist in the response to HIV and AIDS. While much of their work takes place in the work setting, peer educators are also important resources to their communities where they provide support, advice and information. Given their important role, SABCOHA has identified the need for peer educators to be supported in order for them to contribute effectively and efficiently over the long term. Read More….
A Healthcare case study
The NRASD Health programme is an attempt to respond to the specific challenges in South Africa in a dynamic way – by cooperating with different sectors (religious, NGOs, Business, Government). These challenges can only be met through the formation of smart partnerships, that combine different kinds of expertise, experience and networks. Through these combinations, together we can improve efficiency and the impact of health programmes.
The challenge to ensure quality healthcare for all citizens of South Africa, lies in finding a balance between a predominantly biomedical approach, where there is a focus is upon treatment, versus the focus upon addressing socio-economic factors such as poverty, lifestyle and human behaviour. By combining financially efficient systems to ensure accountability and “value for investment”, but at the same time build ‘caring networks of trust’, will lead to the protection and dignity of vulnerable citizens.
In this regard SABCOHA is a very important partner – through its national network and organisational experience, but also as a formal link to the diverse business sector. We are grateful for the formal cooperation we have as partners in the Global Fund grant, where SABCOHA has achieved excellent results – contributing to the A1 grading of the NRASD as a Principle Recipient of the Global Fund. We are therefore keen to strengthen and extend our future cooperation as partners – in holistic community health programmes. Read more……