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Who We Are


Founded in 1989, the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) is an African-led and owned organization that collaborates with other national, sub-regional, regional, continental and international organizations and partners, to promote and institute policies and promote research to support governments’ national responses and approaches to fight HIV and HIV co-morbidities as well as emerging viral infections across the continent.

Our Vision


SAA envisions an African continent free of AIDS, TB, Malaria and emerging infections, where the communities are empowered, with no stigma and discrimination against PLHIV, key populations and their families and where there is social justice, and equity to accessing treatment, care and support.

Our Mission


An African-led and owned organisation that collaborates with other national, sub-regional, regional, continental and international organisations and partners, to promote and institute policies and promote research to support governments’ national responses and approaches to fight HIV and HIV co-morbidities as well as emerging viral infections across the continent.

Our Goal


To contribute towards the UNAIDS goal and the AU catalytic framework of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 and achieving the 90-90-90 targets by 2020 in Africa, contribute to the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and also serve as the platform to strengthen the Health Systems in Africa towards an Universal Coverage.

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World AIDS Day 2018 at SAA HQ, Accra – Ghana

There are 36.9 million people living with HIV worldwide (UNAIDS 2017).  The vast majority of people living with HIV are located in low- and middle- income countries, with an [...]

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NHARCON Photo competition 2018

NHARCON Photo competition 2018 A photo contest on prevention and awareness was organized by SAA during National HIV& AIDS Research Conference (NHARCON) 2018. This was part of SAA [...]

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Abstract submission – 13th International Conference on HIV Treatment Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings (INTEREST)

With pleasure, we draw your attention to the 13th International Conference on HIV Treatment Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings (INTEREST) scheduled to take place in Kempinski Hotel, Accra, Ghana from [...]

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PROF. FEMI SOYINKA, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY FOR AIDS IN AFRICA HONOURED AT THE 2018 CSO ACCOUNTABILITY FORUM IN ABUJA, NIGERIA

During the opening ceremony of the just ended 2018 edition of the Civil Society Organization Accountability Forum, held in NAF conference Centre from 13th – 15th November, 2018 in [...]

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New Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Strategic Plan lays out a roadmap to speed the development of a safe and effective vaccine against HIV

22 October 2018 (Madrid, Spain) – The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, hosted by the International AIDS Society (IAS), has launched a five-year strategy to accelerate the development of an effective [...]

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