Country of Operation
- Bristol-Myers SquibbFor-profit
- Gold Fields LtdFor-profit
- Tambo District MunicipalityGovernment
- Secure the future, Mineworkers Development AgencyNot-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
SummaryThis public-private initiative aims to assist disadvantaged communities to respond to AIDS-related needs for care and support.
The Bambisanani Project is a large project involving development and implementation of home-based care systems in an area of the Eastern Cape which is strongly affected by high levels of migrancy-related HIV/AIDS prevalence. The project area, located around Umzimkulu, Bizana and Lusikisiki falls within Region E of the Eastern Cape, which has the highest HIV prevalence in the province. The region is also one of the most economically depressed areas of South Africa, and poor communication and transport infrastructures make delivery of services in health, education and welfare difficult.
Key program components
Bambisanani partners work with community leaders, women's and youth groups, traditional healers, and other community structures to build a suitable environment for home-based care for children in distress through training in HIV/AIDS, TB diagnosis and treatment, income generating activities and other interventions. Established in 2000, the Bambisanani Project is a partnership between community, private sector, government and donors who amongst others include Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gold Fields Ltd, Harmony, Secure the future, O.R. Tambo District Municipality, and the Mineworkers Development Agency.