RIPFUMELO

RIPFUMELO


Contributing to the reduction of HIV and TB vulnerability among migrants and communities affected by migration in South Africa.

This project focused on the commercial farming sector in South Africa’s Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces from 2009 to 2017. It aimed to provide sustainable HIV prevention and care services to farm workers by strengthening the capacity of local partners to provide relevant prevention and care services. Funded by USAID/PEPFAR and partly by the Swedish Development Corporation Agency (SIDA), the project was implemented in commercial farms to where migrants from neighbouring countries move in search of work.  It integrated a gender dimension to address gender disparities and practices that impact negatively on HIV vulnerability.

Key achievements include:

  • Recognition of the needs of migrants in government development plans
  • Inclusion of the migration agenda in relevant forums at national, district and municipals
  • Improved collaboration among stakeholders including the government and farm owners, as demonstrated by the establishment of the Migrants Health Forums
  • Highlighting the link between a healthy workforce, productivity and profitability
  • Government provision of mobile health services in farms in Musina District as a way of increasing access to health.

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plan 2017 - 2018

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