Our Work - JPS Africa
HIV/ AIDS, Family Planning, VMMC, MDR-TB, Malaria, HIV preventative care, HIV NGO, HIV symptoms, NGO in Africa, tuberculosis
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Our Work

HIV/AIDS Prevention & Care

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) interferes with the body’s ability to fight diseases and infections, and leads to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS); which is when the immune system is so compromised that it is unable to fight off most infections and diseases.

 

In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported 1.2 million deaths caused by HIV related causes and 36.9 million HIV-positive people. Globally the Sub-Saharan African region has the highest population of HIV-positive people.

 

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision [VMMC]

The World Health Organization (WHO), in conjunction with UNAIDS, recommended Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) as an HIV prevention strategy. This is based on scientific evidence that circumcision reduces the risk of contracting HIV and STIs, and protects women from cervical cancer. Thus, JPS Africa NPC, in conjunction with the NDoH, incorporated Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) into their HIV/AIDS prevention strategies and programmes.

 

Family Planning & Reproductive Health

Dr. Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, said “In 2 years we would like to see a reduction in teenage pregnancy, unwanted pregnancies and in abortions” at the launch of the National Family Planning Campaign in South Africa in April 2014.

 

The JPS Africa NPC family planning project has played a key role in supporting the launch of the National Family Planning Campaign. This year-long campaign, led by the National Department of Health (NDoH), aims to reduce the high number of maternal deaths in the country by promoting family planning, addressing teenage pregnancy and overall women’s health.

 

MDR TB, Programming & Research

Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Tuberculosis (TB) is a severe form of TB, where the bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotic drugs which makes it difficult, but not impossible, to treat. It is estimated the 5% of Tuberculosis (TB) cases are MDR. JPS Africa supports the NDoH to improve access for MDR-TB patients by decentralizing treatment initiation across South Africa.

 

Infection Prevention & Control

Infection prevention and control forms part of every programme that JPS Africa NPC offers. By integrating infection control policy and protection, JPS Africa NPC can reduce the spread of hospital acquired infection, diseases, promote effective waste management, reduce environmental pollution and reduce the perceived and actual risk of infection for health care providers.

 

With increased strategic and effective implementation of infection control policy, South Arica and JPS Africa NPC can boast a steady movement toward the decline of hospital acquired infection and an increase in infection control.

Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are approximately 800 fatalities daily due to pregnancy and childbirth related causes of which 99% of these occur in developing countries. With such a high maternal mortality rate, approximately three quarters of all newborn deaths occur in the first week of life. In developing countries, approximately 50% of all mothers and newborns are not currently receiving skilled maternal and newborn healthcare during and after birth. The World Health Organization states that maternal and newborn deaths are preventable with skilled care during and after pregnancy and childbirth.

 

 

Training

Description of Trainings Offered by JPS Africa

  • 3 & 5 – Day Clinical trainings
  • 1 – Day Recording and Reporting training (including online)
  • 2 – Day CQI training
  • 2 – Day BLS training/VMMC Emergencies
  • 2 – Day DG training
  • 1 – Day TMI training
  • 1 & 2 – Day HTS refresher training
  • 1 – Day AE training
  • 5 – Day NIMART training
  • 5 – Day PMTCT training
  • 1 & 5 – Day TB training (including online)
  • 2 – Hour IPC for COVID-19 training

Cervical Cancer Prevention & Treatment

Cervical cancer is caused by two types of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Globally, it is the fourth most frequent cancer in women. 85% of cervical cancer deaths occur in less developed countries, where it is the second most common cancer. Sufficient early symptom screening and treatment can prevent cervical cancer deaths, however there is limited access to effective screening methods in developing countries. Cervical cancer screening methods include papsmears, visual inspections with acetic acid (vinegar) and cryotherapy. JPS Africa NPC implemented the process of improving access to early screening to help reduce cervical cancer deaths.

 

With increased in accessible quality education and content, global communities are able to develop their knowledge about the various HPV virus’ and cervical cancer systems.

Good clinical practice, ethics and research training

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training and certification is a compulsory requirement by Research Ethics Committees and the Medicines Control Council (MCC) for all staff working on a clinical trial, before commencing clinical research, and additionally for all other staff involved in research studies.

 

JPS Africa provides both Basic GCP and Refresher Training Courses for investigative sites, as well as private individuals acknowledged by Ethics Committees and Medicines Control Council in South Africa.

 

After successful completion of good clinical practice training, candidates will receive a Certificate of Attendance which is valid for three years, after which the GCP Refresher/Update Course should be attended. Participants receive 12 CPD points for completion of the Good Clinical Practice Course (GCP), and 6 points for completion of the Ethics Course.

 

 

Social Ethics and Responsibility

JPS Africa NPC planting a tree to save the environment


Planting trees is one of the most basic of environmental acts. It embraces the beauty of nature, helps clean the environment from the moment of planting forward, and sets one’s mind on the well-being of future generations.

The main purpose of planting trees is to save the environment. The ozone layer is becoming thinner which contributes to global warming. One of the main gases are carbon di-oxide, which traps the heat of the sun and warms the earth’s temperature. Trees need carbon di-oxide so they reduce its presence but if there are no trees then the earth’s temperature will rise and cause a lot of damage, which we already experience as we witness the changes in the seasons and impact of global warming such as:

    1. Increase in average temperatures and temperature extremes
    2. Extreme weather events
    3. Sea levels rising and ocean acidification
    4. Social effects

https://www.livescience.com/37057-global-warming-effects.html