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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Conversations between the Afro-Diaspora & Africans Press Breakfast

Luc Bodea, Director of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) and the Coordinator of the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), began his presentation by [...]

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African governments told to improve tax for HIV control

Accra, Oct. 15, GNA – The Society for AIDS in Africa and Accountability International, an African Civil Society Organisation (CSO) have urged African governments to improve mobilisation of [...]

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LATE MUGABE AND HIS LEGACY ON HIV CONTROL IN ZIMBABWE

Robert Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s first democratic leader after the country gained Britain in 1980. He is credited with formulating some of the policies that resulted in Zimbabwe making huge [...]

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ICASA 2019 Programme Report

I would like on behalf of the Society for AIDS in Africa, the President of ICASA 2019, Prof John IDOKO and the Vice President, Dr. Diane Gashumba, Honourable Minister of health [...]

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF ICASA 2021 PRESELECTED COUNTRIES

The Society for AIDS in Africa(SAA) would like to congratulate the 5 bidding countries for their interest in hosting the 21st edition of ICASA. All the bids were well packaged [...]

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