The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) is the largest biomedical research institution in Latin America and a core facility of the Brazilian Ministry of Health. FIOCRUZ was established in the early 1990s and has provided over 100 years of service to pressing public health matters at the local, national and international levels. The oldest Brazilian school of public health (Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health - ENSP) is also part of FIOCRUZ. FIOCRUZ houses two hospitals, one devoted to the treatment and care of major infectious diseases and a second one specialized in mother and child health, and recently opened an outpatient unit dedicated to transgender health. As a non-profit organization, all revenues are reinvested in the maintenance of its facilities, construction of new ones and programs towards community development.
Ace Africa Kenya is a community-based non-governmental organization dedicated to providing support for people affected by HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable groups throughout rural communities throughout Kenya. Ace Africa works in mixed urban and rural communities, with a particular focus on resource poor areas of Kenya and Tanzania. Their efforts to strengthen community members’ skills, existing structures, civil society partners and administration to increase their ability and commitment to take responsibility for the care and support of people living with HIV and AIDS, their children and families, orphans and vulnerable children have been awarded with the 2010 Africa and Middle East winner of the STARS Foundation Award and STARS Impact Award in 2014 for excellence in implementing community health projects.
The Centre for Promotion of Quality of Life (LIFE Centre) is a Vietnamese non-profit social organization with a mission to enhance the quality of life of vulnerable people and communities by conducting research, training, and implementing cost-effective, sustainable, and high impact programs. LIFE was the first NGO in Vietnam working with male sex workers in 2009 with PEPFAR funding through the Community REACH program. Currently, LIFE is working in 15/65 provinces in Vietnam and has supported over 150,000 people at high risk of HIV and sexually transmitted infection with counseling and psychological support and referral to HIV/STI testing and treatment services. LIFE brings its 10 years of program and advocacy experience in the areas of community health care, HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support, and workers’ well-being enhancement to the project by leveraging technical expertise and management.