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GRS Named New PEPFAR Partner

January 14, 2009

On December 1st, the US Government announced 19 New Partnerships against HIV/AIDS, including a massive scaleup of the Football For an HIV Free Generation Initiative in South Africa. Support from the New Partners Initiative (NPI) will enable GRS and its South African partners to expand programming to 250 schools across South Africa, educate over 230,000 youth, and reach over 3 million people with soccer-themed multimedia promoting HIV prevention. Read More

Kaizer Chiefs’ captain Jimmy Tau joins the fight against AIDS

December 3, 2008

Source: Soccer Laduma A number of South African sports stars, including Kaizer Chiefs captain Jimmy Tau, attended events in Port Elizabeth and… Read More

2010 World Cup Provides Platform for Major HIV Prevention Initiative

December 1, 2008

Today, World AIDS Day 2008, marks the official launch of the Football for an HIV-free Generation (F4) Initiative. Driven by an alliance between… Read More

HIV Testing Gets a Kick Out of Soccer

November 27, 2008

Source: Sisanda Mabona, The Herald, South Africa In a bid to encourage young people to know their HIV status, the second annual Kick… Read More

GRS and FHI Takes the Field in Tanzania

November 24, 2008

Source: Family Health International Family Health International (FHI) is teaming up with Grassroot Soccer (GRS), a US-based nonprofit organization that uses the popularity… Read More

Researchers Call for Multi-Level Programs, GRS Listens

October 21, 2008

In a recent article published in The Lancet, leading researchers called for “multi-level” behavior change strategies that utilize “a mix of communication channels… Read More

Grassroot Soccer Reaches Top 25 in Amex Voting Competition

September 10, 2008

From a pool of nearly 1,200 entrants, Grassroot Soccer has been selected as one of the top 25 projects in the 2008 American Express… Read More

Fergie’s MAC AIDS Fund Supports GRS VIVA YOUTH Program

September 5, 2008

Source: Business Wire M-A-C spokesperson, Fergie, announced 11 new grants from the M-A-C AIDS Fund (MAF) aimed at preventing the spread of HIV among young… Read More

International AIDS Conference Calls For ‘Universal Action Now!’

August 18, 2008

From August 3rd-7th, more than 21,000 researchers, public health leaders, and advocates flocked to Mexico City for the XVII International AIDS Conference. The five-day… Read More

Grassroot Soccer, Baylor Launch Partnership in Malawi

June 26, 2008

In collaboration with Baylor Children’s Foundation Malawi, the Clinton Foundation, and the Malawian Ministry of Health, GRS is embarking on an initiative to hold… Read More