The Secure the Future Technical Assistance and Skills Transfer Programme (STF TAP) aims to replicate STF lessons, experiences and successful models:
Collaborating with governments, NGOs and private sector to scale up their HIV AIDS care, support and mitigation experiences by leveraging and harnessing lay and community resources and structures.
Exploring how community based and lay health resources can be leveraged in other chronic diseases.
A distinguished international panel serving on Faculty will help guide and monitor the programme and review applications.
If you have any questions or need additional materials, please contact Ms Phangisile Mtshali,
Director, Secure the Future, Bristol-Myers Squibb, P.O. Box 1408, Bedfordview, 2008, South Africa.
Tel: +27 11 456 6400, Fax: +27 11 456 6589.
Ms Phangisile Mtshali
Director, Secure the Future, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
In 2008 secure the future will enter its third phase as a technical assistance and skills transfer programme. This phase will capitalise on STF’s funding and programme management experience and expertise and recognition as a committed private public partnership programme and lessons learnt from its two programmes namely Community Based Treatment Support Programme (CBTSP)(link) and the BMSF Non-Governmental Organisations Training Institute (NGOTI) (link).
It is a continuum-of-care model that integrates and coordinates community support services and medical care for PLHA in resource-limited settings. It is, therefore, a strategy for optimising the therapeutic benefits of long-term ART and HIV/AIDS care. Instead of focusing solely on ART as a means of reducing mortality rates, the model addresses the social determinants of health and barriers to management of chronic HIV/AIDS. The pivotal role of ART is not minimised, but the added value of community services is recognised as the means to optimise patient outcomes. The model adopts a long-term sustainable approach, and includes measures that support the patient’s general health and tackle psychosocial HIV/AIDS issues such as stigma and discrimination.