The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation that relies solely on grants and donations for its daily functioning. The foundation formerly depended on outdated, traditional telco lines that became quite costly for the NPO. Therefore, uThetha Telecoms upgraded it’s outdated telecommunications services onto the uVoice platform in order to improve the foundation’s telecom’s efficiency as well as reducing unnecessary costs.
The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
The DTHF is a registered NPO, established in association with the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, an accredited research centre within the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town (UCT).
This NPO develops comprehensive academic research in collaboration with other community developing programmes in order to find innovative solutions in the prevention and treatment of HIV and other STIs. The DTHF research, clinical and community outreach staff share a common purpose to lessen the impact of the HIV epidemic on individuals, families and communities through innovation and collaboration.
Well-connected to international research networks, the DTHF is an influential stakeholder in the global HIV arena. This HIV Research Unit was the first clinic in South Africa to offer antiretroviral therapy to those living with HIV.
At uThetha Telecoms, it’s important for us to use our two-decade-long experience in IT and telecommunication knowledge for good. Therefore, we always ensure that we use our expertise to contribute positively to the community around us.
The following is how we have assisted the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation:
Consultative Advice From uThetha Telecoms
At uThetha Telecoms, we do not believe that one size fits all. Every organisation is unique in its purpose, size, aspirations and values. Therefore, we offer free and comprehensive consulting in order to look at your organisation as a whole. This includes the organisation’s challenges, opportunities and aspirations. We offer a telecom strategy including products and services that will tie your telecommunications together based on a tailor-made approach.
We provide the Foundation with sage advice in order to develop a comprehensive telecoms strategy to future-proof their telephony infrastructure, while removing unnecessary costs.
Cost Savings For DTHF
Traditional copper telco lines were ported to the uVoice platform. This eliminates the fixed monthly operating expense entirely as uThetha Telecom’s uVoice flagship brand is FREE of charge. This means that all outgoing calls routed via the uVoice VoIP service almost halved the Desmond Tutu phone call costs. However, this does not degrade the quality of service delivery.
Conversely, the foundation is able to get an upgraded telecommunication system whilst reducing monthly service costs at the same time.
Support Costs For The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation reduces resources costs down through outsourcing its telephony maintenance.
uThetha Telecoms subsequently increases its uptime and service delivery systems.
Whether you’re a large corporation or a small non-profit organisation, uThetha Telecoms is committed to improving South African’s telecommunications systems. Contact us today for a free and all-inclusive consultation that will take your organisation to new heights while saving you money in the process. Call us today!