Hundreds of HIV positive women and children
living in South Africa have received life saving treatment, care, education and psychosocial
support from The Gift of Hope.

The Gift of Hope, founded in 2006, is a non-profit organization that supports South African women and children infected with and affected by HIV, providing them access to critical healthcare services including HIV testing, treatment, care, and psychosocial support. For 8 years our programs were focused in Kwa Zulu Natal, a region that lies at the very epicenter of the epidemic.  We are proud to have expanded our reach into Johannesburg in 2014 with an exciting, new partnership with The Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre.

Please join us on our journey of bringing hope to those living with HIV.

Learn about and contribute to our programs

A FRESH Start

A Future Realized through Education, Support and Healthcare: A program for  new mothers and babies

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Project STAR

Support, Test, Adhere and Restore: A program for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

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Celebrating Eight Years of bringing hope

The Gift of Hope celebrates eight years of dedicated programs in Kwa Zulu Natal, for seven years at the Sinikithemba Clinic and McCord Hospital, and starting in 2012 at the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust. We celebrate the progress that has been made over these years in addressing the HIV epidemic, and particularly the provision of free antiretroviral therapy for all HIV infected South Africans through the public sector.

Read more about Our History and How We Have Helped women and children since 2006.

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"Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable,
none so powerful, as hope."

— Charles W. Sawyer

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Can we watch one-quarter of some countries’ people die? Can 27 million orphans be left to fend for themselves? We may not be able to solve the entire problem today, but let us not be discouraged from taking the steps necessary to begin the journey.

118 bishops of the Episcopal Church


 

About Friends of McCord

Friends of McCord (EIN# EIN 26-1613888) is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to transforming healthcare by improving healthcare services and facilities in South Africa. We do so by investing in proven and replicable models of healthcare delivery, such as McCord Hospital. Friends of McCord is a 501(c)3 organization.

Friends of McCord

1127 High Ridge Rd. #251
Stamford, CT 06905