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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Greenfield has delivered a number of skills programmes on behalf of the Department of Education in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.

The Department of Education strives to promote social and school enrichment programmes in order to enhance and realize objectives of social structure and community development.

For more information on the Department of Basic Education visit http://www.education.gov.za/.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Greenfield has been working with the Department of Health in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa since 2006. Project highlights during this time include a large Community home Based Care training programme, organisational development assessments and strengthening at district hospitals, STOP TB strategic planning and various projects to support HIV & AIDS interventions.

For more information on the Department of Health visit http://www.doh.gov.za/.

 

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Greenfield first started working with this important department in 2010 and has since completed two large projects, training Community Home Based Carers who focus on older persons and facilitating the annual audit of 23 non Governmental organizations.

The department provides integrated, evidence-based social development services in partnership with non-profit organizations and other stakeholders, to vulnerable individuals, groups and communities.

For more information on the Department of Social Development visit http://www.dsd.gov.za/.

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

In June 2012, Greenfield was appointed by the European Space Agency (ESA) to undertake astudy on regulatory aspects for eHealth, including telemedicine and satellite services, in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

ESA is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

Its purpose is to provide for, and to promote, cooperation among European States in space research and technology and their space applications, ensuring that it is used for scientific purposes.

ESA is an international organisation with 19 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.

ESA's programmes are designed to find out more about Earth, its immediate space environment, our Solar System and the Universe, as well as to develop satellite-based technologies and services.

For more information on the ESA visit http://www.esa.int/esaCP/index.html.

FRANCES BAARD DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

Greenfield first started working with the Frances Baard District Municipality (FBDM) in 2009 and has since completed a number of assignments. Greenfield completed a community based citizen satisfaction survey, a detailed skills audit and skills development plan for municipal personnel and facilitated a review of the district AIDS Strategy.

For more information on the Frances Baard District Municipality visit http://www.francesbaard.gov.za/.

HISP

Greenfield partners with HISP-SA in their development and maintenance of health information systems in South Africa.

HISP-SA (Health Information Systems Programme South Africa) is a Section 21 not-for-profit organisation non-governmental organisation that specialises in the development and maintenance of health information systems. While we use computers and databases to capture and analyse information, we recognise that good paper-based data collection forms are the backbone for most computerised systems. Since our establishment in 2003, we have been innovating and implementing both paper based and computerised systems for primary health care (PHC) and hospitals mainly in resource constrained settings.  We believed that health care data must be used for management purposes.  We support people who work at all levels in the health system hierarchy from data collectors in clinics and hospitals, to information managers and decision/policy makers at health district and national levels.

While our team is based across numerous centres in South Africa, we also support health information systems development in other countries in Africa. We have partnered with local organisations, universities, and ministries of health in Namibia, Botswana, Nigeria, Southern Sudan, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Liberia, Uganda, DRC (in French) and in South East Asia (India and Myanmar), and through these partnerships have developed local teams of health information practitioners.

For more information visit the website at: www.hisp.org

 

KARSTEN BOERDERY

Greenfield has supported Karsten Boerdery by conducting two consecutive annual KABP Surveys of seasonal workers.

Karsten support its people, they are after all the people behind the fruit. The Karsten Group is a people business with partnerships stretching across the fruit growing regions of South Africa and across the world.

Piet and Babsie Karsten started farming in 1968 on Kanoneiland, an island in the Orange River, west of Upington. In 1980 they bought the farm Roepersfontein Today Roepersfontein is the head quarters of the Karsten Group, a huge enterprise which includes fruit farms and packing facilities located in both South Africa’s Orange River and Western Cape regions, export and logistics companies, an import and distribution business in the United Kingdom, as well as production and pack house facilities in Egypt.

For more information on the Karsten Boerdery visit http://www.karsten.co.za/.

PEPFAR AND USAID

In August 2012 Greenfield competed successfully to be appointed as developer and implementer of TB training for PEPFAR-funded OVC NGOs on behalf of USAID and PEPFAR.

USAID is the principle U.S. agency extending assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms. U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's foreign policy interests in expanding democracy and free markets while improving the lives of the citizens of the developing world. Spending less than one-half of 1 percent of the federal budget, USAID works around the world to achieve these goals.

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.

More information about USAID and PEPFAR can be found at http://www.usaid.gov/ and http://www.pepfar.gov/.

This project was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of Greenfield and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

TRUCKING WELLNESS

Greenfield partnered with Trucking Wellness and the Department of Health in the development and planning of a Truckers Clinic in Colesberg. This clinic was conceptualised based on HIV high transmission issues identified during a KABP Survey conducted in the area. The clinic focuses on the needs of truckers and the women who travel with them. It addresses the unique needs of these clients by adapting services, including remaining open late into the night.

The lifestyle of a truck driver can often be very hard with grueling hours, long distances and prolonged loneliness.

The once stable industry of some 70 000 drivers is now challenged by the impact of poor health and shortened life spans on its driving workforce. The effects of HIV and AIDS can be felt in the constant search to replace lost drivers, either through high absenteeism or death. The result is trucks left standing, reducing the earning potential of the loads that they carry or worse still, driving once thriving transport companies to closure and inevitable job loss. The impact of driver health has an even darker side, with STD’s and HIV/AIDS finding their way into the lives of the woman these men engage with. This means wives, girlfriends, sex workers and other clients. This places families and especially woman at risk, as men, sometimes the only bread winner lose their jobs or don’t survive.

For more information on the Trucking Wellness visit http://www.truckingwellness.co.za/.