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Action against HIV/AIDS in Southern African prisons

01.08.2015 - 30.09.2018

Faced with an alarming prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Southern African prisons, the SDC has undertaken to reform the prison healthcare system in Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Help is being provided to the relevant authorities in the implementation of set standards of care. The prison staff are being trained. Funding is also being provided for new infrastructure projects targeted specifically at women and young prisoners.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Health
Sexually transmitted diseases incl. HIV/AIDS
Sexual and reproductive health (including mother and child health, family planning)
Communicable diseases

01.08.2015 - 30.09.2018


CHF 3'734'300



Plant clinics and plant doctors to reduce crop losses

Farmer at plant clinic in Peru

01.01.2014 - 31.12.2017

The Plantwise programme aims to reduce crop losses to improve the food security of poor rural population groups. Decentralised, community-based plant clinics help farmers identify and combat plant pests and diseases in a timely manner. This SDC-supported programme is currently operating in benefiting two million farmers worldwide.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Global
Agriculture and Food Security
Agricultural production (incl. management of natural resources)
Agricultural research and innovation systems

01.01.2014 - 31.12.2017


CHF 8'750'000



Project completed

Enabling AIDS orphans to think of their future

01.05.2012 - 31.12.2015

The region of southern Africa holds the sad record of housing the largest number of orphans in the world. Together with armed conflicts and poverty, HIV/AIDS – which can wipe out entire generations –has a major impact on the living conditions and psychological and social wellbeing of children in this part of the world. Deprivation, abuse, early and forced marriages, having to take care of siblings or sick parents, are all part of daily life here. Since 2002, a regional initiative aimed at providing psycho-social support has been trying to provide these children with hope and self-confidence.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Education
Sexually transmitted diseases incl. HIV/AIDS
Primary health care
Non-formal basic education (including youth and adults life skills and literacy)

01.05.2012 - 31.12.2015


CHF 4'875'000



Ensuring food security for smallholder farmers with microinsurance and microcredit

An instructor talks amidst a group of farmers standing in a circle

01.01.2011 - 30.06.2017

Climate change has a heavy impact on food security for smallholder farmers in Zambia and Malawi. A project combining microinsurance, microfinance and measures for disaster prevention aims at strengthening their capacity to adapt. Promising results have already been seen in Ethiopia and Senegal. 

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Agricultural production (incl. management of natural resources)
Agricultural research and innovation systems
Agriculture value-chain development
Agricultural research and innovation systems

01.01.2011 - 30.06.2017


CHF 6'685'000



Project completed

Maize initiative in Southern Africa

01.01.2011 - 30.09.2015

The "New Seed Initiative for Maize in Southern Africa" (NSIMA) was launched for the purpose of conducting research into drought-tolerant maize varieties that can generate bigger harvests than conventional varieties, even in less fertile soil. The ultimate aim is to achieve greater food security. At the same time, NSIMA activities involve cooperation with government and private-sector stakeholders in the maize sector to encourage seed production and trade (also for small-scale producers).

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Agriculture and Food Security
Agricultural research and innovation systems
Agricultural production (incl. management of natural resources)

01.01.2011 - 30.09.2015


CHF 2'920'000



Project completed

Accessible health insurance for all

Enrolment in the health insurance system in the Dodoma region in Tanzania

01.02.2010 - 31.03.2016

The SDC has been involved in improving the level of health in Tanzania since the 1960s. The establishment of a community health fund has been one of the most determining factors in this process, alongside access to better quality care and taking into account the genuine needs of the Tanzanian people. This health insurance system has been designed to also benefit the most disadvantaged individuals.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Tanzania
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Health
Health system strengthening
Primary health care
Health system strengthening
Primary health care
Decentralisation - local governance - democratization (incl. accountability)

01.02.2010 - 31.03.2016


CHF 11'191'000



Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV in prisons

01.10.2018 - 31.07.2024

Prisoners are a high-risk group when it comes to HIV and other communicable diseases. Nonetheless, little attention has been paid so far to address the need for HIV and AIDS and other health services in prisons. The project will improve HIV and health services for prisoners, including young women and men in seven countries of Southern Africa. At regional level, it will address policy issues that are adversely affecting the prison conditions and the rights of prisoners in the context of health and nutrition.


Skills for Employment Tanzania – SET

01.04.2018 - 31.12.2029

This multi-layered program aims at enhancing prospects of gainful youth (self-) employment through a contribution to improved access to agricultural skills, and cross sectorial support to relevance and quality of Vocational Skills Development (VSD) by fostering existing institutions. Focus is placed on the coordination of skills providers and market players and on innovative solutions. The aim is to generate wide impact in order to significantly address the needs in VSD, particularly those of women.


SCOPE - Sustaining a Culture of Peace

01.03.2017 - 31.12.2025

Increasing tensions based on political, religious, socio-economic and natural resource-based conflicts indicate that Tanzania’s culture of peace needs strengthening. SDC will therefore promote the use of peaceful means to prevent and deal with conflicts. It will support the Government to establish a conflict early warning and response system, and state and non-state actors to increase public space to address conflictual topics, in particular for women and marginalized.


Safeguard Young People (SYP) – Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

01.02.2017 - 31.12.2019

The UNFPA Safeguard Young People programme (SYP) will contribute to the reduction of HIV infections and improved sexual and reproductive health and rights status of young women and men aged 10 to 24 in eight Southern African countries[1]. UNFPA will scale up SRHR/HIV prevention models and youth friendly health services (YFHS) in order to equip young people with knowledge, skills and values to protect themselves and capacitate member states to improve the legislative environment to address young people’s health issues.

 

 

 

[1] Zambia, Swaziland, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho

 

 


Strengthening Agro-biodiversity in Southern Africa

01.09.2016 - 31.08.2019

The project promotes seed diversity and agro-ecological practices through an inclusive, evidence-based dialogue with governments at regional and country levels by empowered farmer’s and farmer support organizations ensuring that their experiences are taken into account in the development of policies and programmes in agriculture. This will thus strengthen food security in Southern Africa.


Strengthening Agro-biodiversity in Southern Africa

01.09.2016 - 31.08.2022

The project’s goal is to strengthen food security in Southern Africa by promoting seed diversity and agro-ecological practices through an inclusive, evidence-based dialogue with governments at regional and country levels by empowered farmer’s and farmer support organizations.  

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