Our funders and strategic partners

Right to Care is dedicated to collaborating with highly skilled and effective organizations. We work closely with a range of multi-sectoral strategic partners, health ministries and United States government donors in South Africa, across the African continent and in other parts of the world. Right to Care’s public healthcare programmes are mostly donor-funded. We currently operate with over ten US government agreements.

National Department of Health (NDoH)

The mission of the NDoH is to improve health in South Africa by preventing illnesses and promoting healthy lifestyles. It strives to consistently improve the healthcare delivery system by focusing on access, equity, efficiency, quality and sustainability.

Right to Care supports the NDoH’s strategic healthcare initiatives, notably, the National Strategic Plan, which outlines the country’s response to preventing and treating HIV and AIDS, TB and STIs.

The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

PEPFAR is the United States government’s response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and represents the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease in history.

Thanks to American leadership and generosity, alongside the work of many partners, PEPFAR has saved millions of lives, averted millions of infections, and changed the course of the epidemic. PEPFAR’s long-standing support for Right to Care’s programmes continues.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results.

USAID’s work advances national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. It was Right to Care’s first major funding partner in 2002.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, caused by human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

CDC increases health security, conducts critical science and provides health information. It remains a funder of Right to Care programmes in South Africa and outside South Africa’s borders.

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund)

The Global Fund partnership supports programmes run by local experts in more than 100 countries. Its focus is on accelerating the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. Globally, 32 million lives have been saved through the Global Fund partnership, and in 2018, 18.9 million people were put onto antiretroviral treatment and 5.3 million people were treated for TB.

The Global Fund supported a Right to Care programme dedicated to reaching key populations including men who have sex with men, transgender people, and people who inject drugs.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)

The NICD is a national public health institute of South Africa providing reference microbiology, virology, epidemiology, surveillance and public health research to support the government’s response to communicable disease threats.

It is a resource of knowledge and expertise in regionally relevant communicable diseases to the South African Government, to Southern African Development Community countries and to the African continent. Right to Care remains constantly in touch with the work of the NICD.

Western Cape Department of Health

The core function and responsibility of the Western Cape Department of Health is to deliver a comprehensive package of health services to the people of the province. The department’s mission is to provide equitable access to quality services in partnership with relevant stakeholders, within a balanced and well-managed health system.

Right to Care runs a healthcare programme supported by this department, focusing on the Western Cape’s rural districts.

Mpumalanga Department of Health

The Mpumalanga Department of Health focuses on improving the quality of health and well-being of all people in the province. To achieve this, it provides a needs-based, people-centred, equitable healthcare delivery system through an integrated network of healthcare services provided by dedicated and skilled health workers.

As well as pharmacy dispensing projects, two additional Right to Care programmes are currently running in Mpumalanga.

Free State Department of Health

The Free State Department of Health is focused on increasing life expectancy through health system effectiveness, driving system change and ensuring sustainable quality services. It has healthcare facilities across the province driving its mission to create a value-driven institution.

Two Right to Care programmes are being run in the Free State, where Right ePharmacy has additionally implemented three of its medicine access projects.

Traditional Leaders

The National House of Traditional Leaders is a body composed of Traditional Leaders who are delegates from the Provincial Houses of Traditional Leaders of SA, representing the Provincial Houses at a national level.

Right to Care works with the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders to dispel myths around circumcision and to encourage young men to circumcise to reduce their risk of HIV. Traditional initiation is guided by traditional leaders and local policy. Right to Care provides medical support using local medical providers who understand the process of initiation.

World Health Organisation (WHO)

WHO’s primary role is to direct international health within the United Nations’ system and to lead partners in global health responses.

Right to Care is guided by the WHO’s work and programmes to ensure that our work in preventing and treating HIV, STIs, Hepatitis C (HCV) and TB in Africa, South East Asia and Eastern Europe remains aligned with global best practice.

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

All our programmes are geared to meeting UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets which focus on 2030 as the year when:

  • 95% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status,
  • 95% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy, and
  • 95% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will achieve viral suppression.

Treating health seriously, caring, making treatment available in South Africa and abroad.

Contact Us

Email : info@righttocare.org
Phone : +27 (0) 11 276-8850