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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.

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SAA DONATES TO KORLE BU TEACHING HOSPITAL MATERNITY WARD & HIV UNIT ON FRIDAY, 11TH JUNE 2021

In 2020, the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) organised a joint community outreach programme with its partners, the Government of Ghana, through the Adentan Municipal Assembly, UNFPA and... read more

Prof John Idoko

Prof John Idoko Message to SAA members after he visited the Headquarters

I am grateful to the Coordinator of the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) and the Director of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa,... read more

Forty years on and new UNAIDS report gives evidence that we can end AIDS

PRESS RELEASE français | русский | español UNAIDS urges world leaders to adopt a bold political declaration on HIV at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS, being held in New York and... read more

Prof. John Idoko, SAA/ICASA 2021 President honours staff

SAA President Honours Staff

During an extraordinary staff meeting with the leadership and staff of the Society for AIDS in Africa as part of activities to mark the 3-day working visit to SAA... read more

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres

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... read more

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