HDA is excited to announce that it has joined the Mott MacDonald Group (www.mottmac.com), a uniquely diverse global management, development and engineering consultancy. Within Mott MacDonald, HDA will be joining the International Health Division, which also includes the well established health care consultancy HLSP (www.hlsp.org).
HLSP and HDA have partnered over the years and are currently working together on the DFID-funded Strengthening South Africa’s Revitalised Response to AIDS and Health (SARRAH) programme.
This move allows HDA to expand our work in sub-Saharan Africa. Linking with HLSP gives us access to additional technical expertise in areas such as health systems strengthening, reproductive health, aid effectiveness and capacity development. Mott MacDonald will provide us with management support and systems to improve the day to day management and quality control of our various projects.
HDA would like to thank all our clients and staff who have worked with us over the last 8 years, and we look forward to working with you all in the next exciting phase of our organisation.
HDA has been re-awarded the contract to manage the Technical Support Facility (TSF) Southern Africa for another two years.
HDA was commissioned by SADC to conduct a needs assessment in 14 member states, particularly in terms of technical skills and institutional (systemic) capacity. On this basis it will produce a clear statement of the priority capacity and skills gaps in the region and develop a strategic framework to remedy these gaps. These deliverables will be presented to SADC in the first quarter of 2010.
The Thogomelo Caregiver Support and Child Protection Training is funded by the US Agency for International Development, in partnership with the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) as prime contractor, Health and Development Africa and The International HIV and AIDS Alliance. The Thogomelo Project works in collaboration with the South African Department of Social Development.
The 5-year project develops training approaches and materials for supporting the caregivers of vulnerable children across all 9 provinces of South Africa. At least 500 learners are trained annually.
To date the project has developed:
An accredited skills development programme addressing the psychosocial wellbeing and support of community caregivers at levels 1 and 2 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The training incorporates two modules on developing appropriate skills in child protection.
An accredited curriculum offering more advanced child protection skills to the supervisors of community caregivers at level 3 of the NQF.
A further curriculum offering Psychosocial Support Skills for supervisors of community caregivers will be implemented in year 3 of the project.
The project is developing Emerging Good Practice Case Studies. The first two focus on developing accredited curricula and providing quality accredited training. Further Emerging Good Practice Case Studies will be developed and disseminated through a seminar series.
To achieve the goal of accredited training the project has also focused on the capacity development of eleven provincial training service providers to enable them to meet the requirements of the HWSETA quality management system for accredited training. This includes training in Facilitation, Assessment and Moderation.
Consolidation of results of the Rapid Assessment Phase into a report for dissemination to organisations in the field of child protection and psychosocial wellbeing of community caregivers.
The Third National HIV Communication Survey (NCS 2012): HDA will be providing technical and managerial support to the NCS 2012. The NCS 2012 aims to evaluate the impact of national coverage HIV communication programmes in South Africa. The project also aims to provide strategic information on key risk factors for HIV, including the extent and nature of multiple and concurrent sexual partnerships among sexually active adults. This project is as a partnership between Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA), LoveLife and Soul City.
HDA at the 5th South African AIDS Conference
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Health and Development Africa (HDA) provides consulting
services in the field of health and development, with a strong
focus on HIV/AIDS and its impact on society.
Our mission is to contribute to the health and development of
the people of Africa through effective technical assistance.