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.

News Headlines


WHAT PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIV AND COVID-19, UNAIDS. ONUSIDA, VIH ET COVID-19 : INFORMATIONS À L’INTENTION DES PERSONNES SÉROPOSITIVES

COVID-19 is a serious disease and all people living with HIV should take all recommended preventive measures to minimize exposure to, and prevent infection by, the virus that causes [...]

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Le Gouvernement Ougandais et la Société Africaine Anti-Sida lancent l’appel à candidature pour la conception du logo et les propositions du thème et des objectifs de ICASA 2021

Le Ministre de la Présidence, Hon. Esther Mbayo Mbulakubuiza et le Directeur de ICASA, M. Luc Armand Bodea de la Société Africaine Anti-Sida (SAA); organisateurs de la Conference Internationale [...]

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Uganda Government and Society for AIDS in Africa launch Call for bids for ICASA 2021 Logo & theme

The Minister for the Presidency, Hon. Esther Mbayo Mbulakubuiza and the Director of ICASA, Mr. Luc Armand Bodea of Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA); the organizers of the [...]

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Coronavirus – SAA Solidarity with China

Press release – 13th February 2020 Embargo: none (for immediate release) Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) Prof John Idoko SAA President ICASA 2021 President The President, Professor John Idoko and [...]

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Message on the occasion of Human Rights Day

10 December 2019 Winnie Byanyima Executive Director of UNAIDS Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Human rights are key to ending AIDS and have been at the heart of every struggle and [...]

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