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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 co-morbidities as well as emerging viral infections and strengthen the Health Systems in Africa towards a Universal Coverage.

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


United Nations Secretary-General calls for a greater focus on ending inequalities to end AIDS

PRESS RELEASE Forty years since the first AIDS cases were reported and just weeks before the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS, the United Nations Secretary-General has released [...]

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Appel à candidature au Conseil d’Administration de la SAA

appel à candidature au  Conseil Exécutif- élection avril  2021- (Mandat 2022-2025) les membres du Conseil d’Administration de la SAA (Mandat 2022- décembre 2025) DATE LIMITE DE DEPÔT DES CANDIDATURES :  15 [...]

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Call for Nominations for Members of the Governing Board of  SAA 

Nominations for Executive Council-election April 2021- (Mandate 2022-2025) and Members of the Governing Board of SAA (Mandate 2022-December2025) DEADLINE: 15th May 2021 In line with the SAA constitution, the Governing Board will [...]

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ICASA 2021 VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE: INVITATION TO ALL MEDIA PARTNERS

Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), organizers of ICASA was founded in 1989 by a group of African scientists, activists and advocates. The establishment of the Society was the [...]

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ICASA 2021 Registration Now Open

Dear ICASA Prospective Delegate and Partner, The 21st edition of the International Conference on AIDS & STI in Africa (ICASA 2021 virtual & in-person conference), will be organized on 6th-11th December 2021. From 1st March [...]

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