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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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ICASA 2021 Signing of the MOU by Prof. John Idoko (SAA president) Dr. Sandile Buthelezi (DG-NDoH) and Dr. Sandile Tshabalala (KZN HoD Health, representing DG OTP)

Signature du protocole d’accord entre la SAA et le pays hôte de ICASA 2021, Durban-Afrique du Sud le 30 août 2021

La Société Africaine Anti-Sida, organisatrice des Conférences Internationales sur le Sida et les Infections Sexuellement Transmissibles en Afrique (ICASA) a signé le protocole d’accord (MoU) avec le Gouvernement de... read more

ICASA 2021 Signing of the MOU by Prof. John Idoko (SAA president) Dr. Sandile Buthelezi (DG-NDoH) and Dr. Sandile Tshabalala (KZN HoD Health, representing DG OTP)

SAA signs MoU with ICASA 2021 Host Country, Durban – South Africa, on the 30th of August 2021

The Society for AIDS in Africa, organizers of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)with the Government of South... read more

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LA SAA PLEURE LE REGRETTE CYRIAQUE YAPO AKO

La Société Africaine Anti-Sida (SAA), organisatrice de la Conférence Internationale sur le SIDA et les IST en Afrique (ICASA), en pleine planification de la 21ème édition de ICASA (ICASA... read more

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SAA MOURNS THE LATE CYRIAQUE YAPO AKO

As the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), the organizers of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) plans its 21st Edition of ICASA (ICASA 2021)... read more

FULL CIRCLE TAX WATCH MONITORING PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION PHASE KICKS OFF IN ACCRA-GHANA.

The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), organizers of the International Conference on AIDS & STIs in Africa (ICASA), a member of the consortium with the Peer Review Forum,... read more

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