Beyond Zero is a South African nongovernmental organisation that has a substantive on-the-ground presence: strengthening health service delivery systems, building local organisational capacity, developing clinical and managerial competency, training and mentoring, fostering an integrated healthcare response, and providing data-driven technical assistance.
First established as the Institute for Youth Development South Africa (IYDSA) in 2003, Beyond Zero began its work at the forefront of HIV/AIDS/TB service delivery in the Eastern Cape Province working in 18 clinics with a handful of dedicated staff.
Today, Beyond Zero’s team of 150-plus staff and approximately 270 supported Department of Health (DoH) essential personnel work in or provide technical assistance to 430 primary health care clinics, community health centers, and district and TB hospitals in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal provinces.
We collaborate closely with and enhance the management capacity of 18 sub-districts, five districts and two provincial DoH management teams. We cultivate public health service delivery excellence through our pioneering work in health workforce mentoring, particularly in Nurse Initiated and Managed Anti-Retroviral Therapy (NIMART).
Dr Sisanda Gaga currently serves as the Programmes Director at Beyond Zero.
She obtained her medical degree from the University of Natal in 1990. This was followed by an internship at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in the Eastern Cape. Post internship, she worked for 15 years as a general practitioner in KwaMhlanga. She then established a medical consulting company focusing on HIV and TB training of nurses and doctors, as well as qualitative and quantitative research on HIV and TB for six years.
In 2010, she joined the NGO sector as a regional clinical manager at IYDSA.
Fuyani Mlomzale currently serves as the Director for Human Resources at Beyond Zero. His position manages the strategic direction of Human Resources including recruitment and employee placements, employment equity of staff, training and development of staff, remuneration and benefits management, employee relations and organisation’s adherence to all current labour legislation among many other things.
Fuyani holds a Bachelor of Administration degree in Human Resources, a Diploma in Labour Law through the Graduate Institution of Management & Technology and a Diploma in Theology though Loins Gate Bible College.
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world.
This historic commitment is the largest by any nation to combat a single disease internationally, and PEPFAR investments also help alleviate suffering from other diseases across the global health spectrum.
PEPFAR is driven by a shared responsibility among donor and partner nations and others to make smart investments to save lives.
PEPFAR is the cornerstone and largest component of the U.S. President’s Global Health Initiative. With a special focus on improving the health of women, newborns and children, the Global Health Initiative’s goal is to save the greatest number of lives by increasing and building upon what works and, then, supporting countries as they work to improve the health of their own people.
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