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Africare/South Africa

In the wake of Nelson Mandela's passing, Zamanguni Mzimela of Africare/South Africa remembers him this way:

Deepest condolences to [Madiba’s] family,
What a huge family you left behind Tata, you will always be remembered and live on in our hearts, memories of you and your work will always shine on to the whole world. Lala Ngoxolo Tata!

– Zamanguni Mzimela


Africare began operations in South Africa in 1992.

Since that time, Africare/South Africa has implemented projects addressing…                                                                                                 

•Agriculture & Food Security
•Health, HIV & AIDS
•Treatment of HIV & AIDS Opportunistic Infections
•Sexually Transmitted Infections
•Women’s Empowerment

Success in South Africa

The Eastern Cape, where Africare's Injongo Yethu project is based, is South Africa’s second-largest and poorest province, with the third highest number of HIV infected people. Between 2005 and 2012, the project grew over ten-fold in investment due to its excellent performance, and during the 2012 budget year, technical support was expanded from 79 to 172 health facilities, and from 12 to 51 community-based organizations. By that time, Africare has also directly reached more than 1,022,290 beneficiaries through adult HIV care and treatment; HIV counseling and testing; Tuberculosis/HIV integration; prevention of mother to child transmission services; pediatric HIV care, treatment and support; home and community based care, including services for orphans and children made vulnerable by HIV; and health and community systems strengthening.