SANTA has a long standing relationship with e'Pap. And through research it has found that e'Pap help greatly with the curing of It's TB patients.
RESULTS and OUTCOMES
Cure rates are reported from clinics
(38% improvement). Quality of life improvements and weight gains (up to 10kg in
10 days) are measured from SANTA’s offices.
By supporting the TB patients with a nutritional food three key issues will be addressed: Better management of TB and a reduction of drug resistant TB caused by a lack of drug compliance Reduction of TB re-infections by helping keep cured TB patient’s nutritional status in a nutrient replete state.
Feeding care workers and close family members
e’Pap will help keep their nutritional status in a nutrient replete state –
this will help reduce the risk of them becoming infected.
Cost of e’Pap
The ex-factory outreach cost for e’Pap is R450 per 20kg (40 x 500grams) Bale.
A daily portion of 50 grams (4 table spoons) is made up with 150ml of water to make a daily meal of 200 grams. Monthly requirement per person is 1,5kg (3 x 500 gram sachets) = R33.75
To help reduce the transport component cost to each distribution point – we would propose that SANTA approach logistic companies to use their CSI budgets to collect and transport the e’Pap. It is also proposed that once a needs analysis is complete it will then be possible to approach corporates and
Foundations to adopt one or more of the needs of a SANTA distribution point
depending on their affordability for a minimum of 1 year to ensure continuity.
In this way – the load of a potential very large project will be spread across many donors helping to keep the project sustainable.