Right to Care is a leading healthcare non-profit organization that was started in response to the public healthcare emergency of HIV and AIDS in South Africa in 2001. It was one of the first organizations to make HIV treatment available to South African public patients.
For nearly 20 years, Right to Care has supported and delivered prevention, care and treatment services for HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections and Hepatitis C, whilst also responding to global healthcare emergencies through its various programmes.
The organization’s vast experience in providing both direct service delivery and technical assistance, coupled with its multiple innovations for precision programming in South Africa, has created a model that is adapted and replicated in other parts of the world, especially sub-Saharan Africa.
the organization employs over 4,500 staff across seven countries,
15 000 000 tested
we have tested more than 15 million people for HIV,
1 000 000+ patients
we support over 1 000,000+ patients living with HIV, and on antiretroviral treatment (ART),
1 400 000+ circumcisions
we have performed over 1 400 000 voluntary medical male circumcisions,
20+ managed grants
to date, we have managed grants for over 20 sub-recipients.
through the provision of technical assistance, Right to Care supports the South African National Department of Health and its provinces and districts across South Africa.
we support governments with global health and infectious disease responses.
Beyond South Africa’s borders
Through a President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) grant, Right to Care moved beyond South Africa’s borders in 2016 to help achieve HIV epidemic control. Right to Care is now fully localised in Lesotho, Malawi and Zambia. In these countries, the Right to Care International teams are working on the ground to:
- bring the HIV epidemic under control, and
- create strong, sustainable health systems solution
Right to Care International
Through the EQUIP consortium, Right to Care International was launched. It was the first African-led global consortium supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), through USAID, to deliver technical assistance in countries beyond South Africa’s borders.
Right to Care International has worked in 17 countries across:
- Eastern Europe,
- East Asia, and
- the Caribbean.
Right to Care International has focused on achieving HIV epidemic control and finding affordable ways to treat the Hepatitis C virus, especially amongst people who inject drugs.
Right to Care is now fully localised in Lesotho, Malawi and Zambia, with local partners in each country to expand capacity and maximise impact.
Right to Care’s vision is to:
- provide patients with high quality, comprehensive, integrated treatment, care and support,
- improve patients’ quality of life, productivity and survival, and
- ensure that every individual has access to quality evidence-based healthcare.
Right to Care’s mission is to:
- build capacity in the public healthcare sector,
- deliver and facilitate access to innovative treatment, care and support services,
- address the public health emergencies of HIV, TB and associated conditions,
- support governments in managing other infectious disease,
- respond to public health needs with innovative, quality healthcare solutions based on
- the latest medical research and
- established best practices, and
- help prevent, treat and manage infectious and chronic diseases.
Right to Care’s core values of responsiveness, innovation and quality care are underpinned by every person’s right to:
- access quality healthcare services and treatment,
- achieve the highest standard of health regardless of:
- political belief
- economic or
- social condition,
- access healthcare services when and where they need them,
- privacy, and
- be treated with respect and dignity.