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Organization Contact Information

Name: CareWorks
Street 1: 10 Mill St.
Street 2: Newlands
City: Cape Town
Province: Western Cape
Post Code: 7700
Country: South Africa
Phone: +27 21 673 5300
Email: marinar@careworks.co.za
Web Site: http://www.careworks.co.za

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Marina
Last Name: Rifkin
Title: Public Health Specialist
Email: marinar@careworks.co.za
Phone: +27 21 673 5325

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Gavin
Last Name: Walton
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Email: gavinw@careworks.co.za
Phone: +27 21 673 5300

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
CareWorks is a Cape Town-based social purpose enterprise that provides HIV prevention, care and treatment services, largely within South African male-dominated workplaces (mining, construction, engineering and road freight) and adjacent high-transmission areas. In addition, CareWorks generates demand for the uptake of health services, and through an outbound call centre, strengths referral systems, promotes linkages to relevant public health facilities and decreases loss to follow-up.

CareWorks HIV prevention and TB/STI screening activities are funded by PEPFAR through a grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As we operate largely within the mining industry, and the burden of TB is extremely high in this sector, CareWorks is seeking to improve our TB ICF activities, and leverage our access to these mines to expand TB ICF activities.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? Unable to disclose amount
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Information on developments within the TB world
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
CareWorks provides HIV prevention, care and treatment services, largely within the mining sector in South Africa. We currently provide TB screening and education to all persons undergoing HIV counselling and testing, and work with the Department of Health to ensure that sputum is collected from TB suspects. We hope to strengthen these services.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: South Africa
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: African
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
South Africa

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Delivery of health services and care South Africa

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB-HIV:
In support of the Global Plan to Stop TB 2006 - 2015, CareWorks has routinised TB screening as a component of HIV counselling and testing. Of the 23,000 people who we tested for HIV in our previous financial year, 100% were also symptom screened for TB. In addition, we are working with the Department of Health to increase the access of GenXpert testing by collecting sputum from TB suspects during the HCT process.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
Although CareWorks conducts for-profit activities, these activities do not constitute a real, potential, or apparent conflict of interest with respect to the Global Partnership to Stop TB.

Application date: August 11, 2015
Last updated: September 3, 2015