Health promotion and social development
Health Focus South Africa is the independent Southern African branch of Health Focus Germany. The office was opened in June 2016 in Johannesburg.
Health Focus South Africa provides occupational health and safety, social protection and rehabilitation consulting services, with emphasis on the mining sector. The company also provides sexual and reproductive health consultancy services (including family planning, HIV and STIs).
Health Focus South Africa´s mission is to contribute to the improvement of health systems and the health of the population in the Eastern and Southern African sub-region. Health Focus South Africa delivers; high-quality health and social sector projects, research and evaluation studies, workshops and training programmes, to; governments, bilateral and multilateral development agencies and the private sector and civil society organisations.
“We use our competence and experience in international co-operation to develop and strengthen sustainable integrated health systems and to promote local and regional expertise.“
Dr. Alois Dörlemann • MANAGING DIRECTOR HEALTH FOCUS GMBH
Health Focus South Africa’s services encompasses long and short-term assignments in three domains.
Consultancy Service to undertake a Baseline Study on Mine Health Regulation and Occupational Health and Safety Service in Southern Africa
Client: New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
Project implementation: June 2018 - February 2020
Regional study on the Implementation of Harmonized TB Management Guidelines and Cross-border Referrals in the Mining Sector in SADC Region
Client: Southern Africa TB and Health Systems Support (SATBHSS) Project
Project implementation: August 2018 - September 2019
Understanding the drivers of HIV in two municipalities, the effects on socio economic development and how to build mitigation measures into long term planning
Project Implementation: 1 March 2020 - 13 November 2020
Mid-term Review of the South African National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) HIV Plan 2017 – 2022
Client: South African National AIDS Council (SANAC)
Project Implementation: April 2020 - July 2020
THE WORLD BANK
July 2016 – November 2016
Lesotho Ministry of Health
November 2017 - March 2018
Appointment of Monitoring and Evaluation Service Provider to Support SANAC in the Eastern and Southern Africa Ministerial Commitment on Comprehensive Sexuality Education
Client: The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC)
Project implementation: June 2018 – August 2018
Client: The World Bank
Project Implementation: March 2019 - September 2019
Client: The Kingdom of Lesotho: Ministry of Health
Project implementation: July 2018 – September 2019
Building a Cross Sectoral Social Protection Database for Southern African and Foreign Ex-mineworkers
SOUTHERN AFRICA TRUST
Client: UKAID and the Southern Africa Trust
Project implementation: November 2017 – March 2020
Meet our team
Dr. Gerlinde Reiprich
Dr Gerlinde Reiprich is a medical doctor with over 25 years experience specialising in health system support planning in resource limited countries and extensive experience in HIV and AIDS programming, sexual and reproductive health and human resources development in the health sector.
Deputy Director SA
Alexander Kamadu is an Occupational Therapist, who has specialised in the field of rehabilitation with over 16 years of experience in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Key skills include policy development, project managment, financial and governance oversight.
Kerrin Odendaal is a health economist working with international funded programmes since 2010. Skilled at project management; costing & budgeting; literature reviews & reports; programme evaluations; research; workshops organization; and business development.
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