Welcome to SAfAIDS
TB, is the world’s top infectious disease killer, claiming 5 000 lives each day. The heaviest burden is carried by communities already facing socio-economic challenges such as migrants, refugees, prisoners, ethnic minorities, miners and others working and living in risk-prone settings, and marginalized women, children and older people (WHO: 2017).
It is with great joy and pride that we announce that SAfAIDS is the new host for our MenEngage Zimbabwe network. SAfAIDS is a non-profit organisation established in 1994 with a mission to be a Centre of Excellence that promotes effective and ethical development responses to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, HIV (including a focus on preventing transmission from mother to child) and TB through advocacy, communication and social mobilisation.
KATIMA MULILO, NAMIBIA – In a show of their commitment to promote women’s rights and protect against new HIV infections, traditional leaders in Namibia committed to working with their communities to ensure that harmful cultural practices are prevented. Their commitment came as the backdrop of a national dialogue, which witnessed a number of young girls and women sharing their testimonies on the prevalence and impact of harmful cultural practices.
Harare, On Tuesday the 14th of February 2017, SAfAIDS participated at the International Condom Day commemoration hosted by Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), in collaboration with AIDS Health Care Foundations at Harare Gardens. The theme for this year’s commemoration is ALWAYS IN FASHION’ for promoting primary prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV. Deputy Director for the AIDS and TB Unit, Dr Apollo expressed that, ‘’We are commemorating the international condom day in style and in fashion and to promoting safety and awareness in relationships’’.
HARARE, 07 February 2017 (SAfAIDS) - Despite living a Ghetto life where sometimes temptations of misbehaving can be overwhelming, l surpassed my enticement beyond doubt. I never wanted the ghetto life style to infiltrate me. I only believed that good parenting comes from a mother because my mother raised me well without a father figure. My name is Timothy Bengo from Malawi a SAfAIDS Young People’s Leadership Academy (YPLA) Mentee.
CHIREDZI, 27 January 2017 - SAfAIDS, in partnership with FACT Chiredzi motivated 14 community leaders and fathers drawn from 7 communities in Chiredzi to commit to promoting active fatherhood and positive parenting. Moving away from the acceptable norm where women are often regarded as the home tenderers, men in Chiredzi took it upon themselves to actively participate in the lives of their children and the general household peaceful environment through adopting responsible parenting.