December 1st marks the 24th annual World AIDS Day to bring awareness to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, unite people worldwide in the fight against HIV and commemorate people who have died from the disease. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.
Partnering to achieve an AID Free Generation
SAP has teamed up with (RED) and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to help raise funds and awareness to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, an important milestone of the global health community for the Beginning of the End of AIDS. By educating people to change behavior while simultaneously raising awareness with expectant mothers and healthcare workers on preventative techniques, donors can help to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission in the next three years.
Established in 2002, The Global Fund is the world’s leading financer of programs to combat AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria and is the sole recipient of funds raised by (RED) partners. Since its inception, The Global Fund has committed more than US$22.4 billion to more than 1,000 programs in 150 countries. It accounts for a fifth of all international financing to combat AIDS globally and two-thirds of the world’s funding to combat malaria and TB. More than 7.7 million lives have been saved through Global Fund financed projects. With continued funding, education and focus, the “AIDS Free Generation“ could become reality as early as 2015.
Providing organizational transparency to Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF)
The progress made against AIDS is largely dependent upon the capacity of NGOs, particularly as AIDS moves from being a terminal to a chronic disease. One such NGO, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF), is one of the leading clinical providers and advocacy groups in South Africa. The DTHF experienced 90 percent growth in four years, not just in the number and size of grants but also the complexity of the grants and the related reporting needed that was global in nature. While a good problem to have, it became increasingly difficult to track critical information moving across various work streams within its 12 operational divisions. Divisional leads were spending increasing time mired in administrative tasks, diverting attention from the critical on-the ground activities.
DTHF was in need of technology that could power its growth, providing real-time mobile access for employees regardless of location, and the accurate reporting of DTHF’s increasingly complex grants, as well as expenditures, expected by global donors. Corporate partner SAP stepped in to donate its SAP Business One management solution that provided DTHF with a system that provides organizational transparency needed by an NGO with the size and influence of DTHF.
Hear how SAP Business One has given DTHF the control and insight that allows them to secure future funding from organizations through fund management, grant control, and financial transparency– all while saving up to 400,000 Rand a year at http://www.sap.com/asset/index.epx?id=684ce8a5-3cf8-4044-ad8a-060e0116c40a.
Everyday, more than 900 babies are born with HIV even though 98% of these mother-to-child transmission incidents can be prevented. About half of these babies will die before their second birthday without medication. We need to get 1.5 million HIV+ pregnant women on medication costing 40 cents a day. Through individual acts of engagement, private public partnerships, focus on education and innovation solutions to help transform they way the organizations are responding to the ongoing epidemic, an AIDS Free Generation IS within our reach by 2015.
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