OneVoice South Africa (OVSA)

Grantee Information: 

OVSA is a non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 1999 in Durban, South Africa. Their mission is to create an engaging environment for young people to make inform decisions about health and lifestyles regarding HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) prevention, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. OVSA designs and implements age, gender, and culturally appropriate prevention programmes. They have implemented School Programs for Grade 8 learners in 74 schools in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape. Currently, their school programs are focused on 15 schools in the rural areas of KwaZulu-Nata because of the high HIV and TB co-infection and extremely drug resistant TB rates.

To provide training on life skills, tools and the latest knowledge in TB, MDR-TB and HIV associate TB for young people and Life Orientation (LO) Educator, to promote early detection of TB in severely TB affected communities, and to help young people to take responsibility for their health, lifestyle and future.
Term of Grant: 
06/15/13 - 06/14/14
Areas Served: 
Umlazi, KwaMashu, and iLembe and Umkhanyakude/Zululand districts of KwaZulu-Natal province