South African Sites

ABC Ulwazi
ABC Ulwazi is a radio training and production house for development and education in South Africa. The organization works mainly with community radio stations and has produced a number of HIV/AIDS related programmes.


Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA)

The Actuarial Society of South Africa’s AIDS Committee has developed models to assist in estimating the impact of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa. The Committee has produced various papers and monographs on the epidemic and constructed models to predict the impact of the epidemic at both the national and regional level.


AfroAIDSinfo is an HIV/AIDS information portal for southern Africa that promotes leadership among researchers, health professionals, policy makers, educators and the public. Information on this portal is derived from scientific research with a southern African focus.


The AIDS Budget Unit (ABU) of IDASA
The AIDS Budget Unitof IDASA provides research and analysis on the public finance issues related to government’s response to HIV/AIDS. It monitors targeted allocations for HIV/AIDS interventions in the national and provincial budgets and also analyses the indirect impact of the epidemic on the public sector budget.


AIDS Consortium
The AIDS Consortium is a network of community-based and other organisations focusing on HIV/AIDS related issues based in Gauteng. The organization has an information and resource centre of HIV/AIDS materials, and provides support services to its members.


AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA)
AFSA acts as a link between donors and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) working in the HIV/AIDS sector including funding of CBOs and providing them with ongoing management, technical support and capacity building.


AIDS Helpline
The AIDS Helpline is a tollfree service that provides basic information and counselling on HIV/AIDS in all 11 South African languages and directs callers to local service providers as needed.


AIDS Law Project
The AIDS Law Project specialises in helping people with HIV/AIDS to deal with problems they face because of discrimination. They also conduct research in social, legal and human rights issues around AIDS.


AIDSLINK focuses on statistics, fundraising and HIV/AIDS awareness.


AIDS Research Institute (ARI)
The HIV/AIDS Research Institute promotes and coordinates high quality multi-disciplinary research at the University of the Witwatersrand to develop an effective response to HIV/AIDS.


Anglican Church of Southern Africa’s HIV & AIDS Programmes
The Anglican Church of Southern Africa is committed to working towards a generation free from AIDS. The Church’s HIV & AIDS programme’s mission is to serve those people in the region to halt the spread of HIV, and providing care for those already touched by it.


AIDS and Society Research Unit (ASRU)
The AIDS and Society Research Unit (ASRU) supports innovative research into the social dimensions of AIDS in South Africa. Special emphasis is placed on exploring the interface between qualitative and quantitative research and on developing new forms of action research.


arepp: Theatre for Life
Arepp is a dynamic, innovative and creative educational theatre organisation. Using dramatic theatre performances, arepp provides interactive, live, social life-skills education to school-going youth, in communities, and in all the major languages of South Africa. The performances address the issues inherent in sexuality and the development of self-image. Each show stimulates debate around the issues of relationships, pregnancy, gender, discrimination, sex, HIV/AIDS and STI’s and all forms of abuse.


Beat It!
Beat It! is South Africa’s first TV magazine programme presented entirely by people living with HIV and AIDS. The show is about the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS and presents the realities of the hardships that they may face. It offers us a strong message of hope and a vision for the road ahead when dealing with HIV and AIDS.


CARE South Africa – Lesotho
CARE International (`CARE`) is one of the world`s largest private international relief and development organisations and a leader in sustainable development and emergency aid.
In South Africa and Lesotho where HIV/AIDS threatens livelihoods of communities, CARE has a number of initiatives which have enabled the development of HIV /AIDS prevention, care, support and mitigation programmes with civil society, government and the private sector.


Centre for Civil Society (CCS)
CCS is committed to strengthening the non-profit and voluntary sector by disseminating information to the sector, and by building networks and encouraging collaboration both within the sector and between it and researchers and teachers in Higher Education institutions around the country.


Centre for HIV/AIDS Network (HIVAN)
HIVAN’s primary purpose is to promote, conduct, and build capacity for research that is responsive to, and contributes to alleviating the circumstances of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.


Centre for Health Systems Research & Development (CHSR&D)
The Centre for Health Systems Research & Development (CHSR&D) was founded at the University of the Free State specifically to meet the dire need for social scientific and operational research and related skills in the field of health and health care. The CHSR&D is committed to efficiency, equity and equality in health and health care. It strives to contribute constructively toward optimising health services and the health of the people of South and Southern Africa.


Centre for the Study of AIDS
The Centre for the Study of AIDS is based in the University of Pretoria and its activities include training and research.


Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR)
CSVR`s mission is to develop and implement innovative and integrated human security interventions based upon a commitment to social justice and fundamental rights for people who are vulnerable or excluded. CSVR pursues these goals as essential to our aspiration of preventing violence in all its forms and building sustainable peace and reconciliation in societies emerging from violent pasts – in South Africa, on the African continent and globally.


Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)
CAPRISA is an independent non-profit AIDS research organisation that aims to develop and undertake globally relevant and locally responsive research that contributes to understanding HIV pathogenesis and epidemiology as well as HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. CAPRISA also aims to build local research infrastructure through cores of expertise and to provide training through research fellowships tenable both in South Africa, the United States of America and elsewhere.


Centre for Health Policy (CHP)
Centre for Health Policy (CHP) is a multi-disciplinary health policy research unit based in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand. CHP focuses on policy issues in various areas including HIV/AIDS and STIs research.


Children in Distress
CINDI is a consortium of over 100 NGO’s, government departments and individuals that network in the interests of children affected by HIV and AIDS in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands region of South Africa.


Children’s Institute
The Children’s Institute, based at the University of Cape Town, aims to harness the collective academic capability in the University to promote enquiry into the situation of children, to share this capacity through teaching and training programmes, and to present evidence to guide the development of laws, policies and interventions for children.


Child HIV/AIDS Services
Child HIV/AIDS Services provides information on organizations and key government contacts working with and for infected / affected children and youth.


Community Agency for Social Enquiry (CASE)
CASE is an applied research NGO, working in the socio-economic, political and developmental fields in South Africa. CASE undertakes research in a wide range of areas, including HIV/AIDS in South Africa and the Southern African region.


Culture, Communication and Media Studies
CCMS is located at the University of KwaZulu Natal and includes graduate and undergraduate courses. CCMS also runs a post-graduate course on entertainment education in collaboration with CADRE and DramAidE.


Curious Pictures
Curious Pictures partners with CADRE in the production of Tsha Tsha and other educational programming. Curious Pictures combines the expertise of established producers with the enthusiasm of young talent to produce some of South Africa`s most talked about television programmes.


Dance4Life is a worldwide project that seeks to address HIV/AIDS through dancing. Dance4Life South Africa works with organisations like God’s Golden Acre, DramAide, and ten other organisationson the implementation of a STOP AIDS NOW! project on orphaned and vulnerable children.


Department of Correctional Services
The aim of the Department of Correctional Services has commenced implementation of the HIV/Aids policies to ensure that offenders are educated regarding the prevention of the spread of the diseases and received the necessary care and support whilst in correctional centres.


Department of Health
The national Department of Health includes a range of HIV/AIDS related directorates and sub-directorates.


Department of Social Development
The national Department of Social Development includes a range of HIV/AIDS initiatives[delete] The Department of Social Development has a vision of a caring and
integrated system of social development services that facilitates human development and improves the quality of life. The Department aims to enable the poor, the vulnerable and the excluded within South African society to secure a better life for themselves, in partnership with them and with all those who are committed to building a caring society.


DramAidE is an outreach programme of the University of Zululand and University of Kwazulul Natal, which strives to facilitate critical awareness, provide information and develop the skills to build a social movement towards an education that acknowledges the right to health and well being.


Epicentre is a non-profit organisation that provides effective large scale HIV and AIDS Workplace Programmes. Epicentre’s focus is to help organisations build internal capacity, systems, process and skills to implement HIV and AIDS prevention and sustainable treatment programs that integrate into existing structure and systems. Epicentre works in partnership with CADRE on workplace HIV/AIDS surveys.


Health-e is a news agency that produces news on HIV/AIDS, public health and issues regarding health policy and practice in South Africa.


Health Development Africa (HDA)
Health and Development Africa is committed to excellence in providing professional consulting services to clients across the continent. They have experience in: Developing strategy and policy; conducting research and programme evaluation; supporting programme implementation; building individual and institutional capacity. They have a special focus on reproductive and sexual health, with an emphasis on the prevention and management of HIV/AIDS.


Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division
Located at the University of Natal, Durban, HEARD undertakes academic and applied research into the economic, development and social impacts of HIV/AIDS.


Health Systems Trust (HST)
Health Systems Trust conducts ongoing relevant health systems research into key health areas including HIV/AIDS.


Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa (HSRC)
The HSRC supports development in South Africa, and in Africa, by conducting applied social-scientific research projects and co-ordinating research programmes that are large-scale, collaborative, policy-relevant, user-driven and public sector-oriented.


HSRC Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health (SAHA)
SAHA conducts research to inform HIV/AIDS prevention, care and impact mitigation in South and southern Africa. SAHA works with CADRE on the Nelson Mandela/HSRC HIV, behavioural and communication survey and other research projects.


Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa)
Idasa is an independent public interest organisation committed to promoting sustainable democracy in South Africa and elsewhere by building democratic institutions, educating citizens and advocating social justice.


Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA)
JHHESA is a South African NGO linked to the Johns Hopkins Health Communication Partnership (HCP). JHHESA works with other partners to accomplish its goal of strengthening public health in the developing world.


Joint Economic Aids & Poverty Programme (JEAPP)
The Joint Economic Aids & Poverty Programme (JEAPP) was initiated in late 2000 following the Durban AIDS Conference to address the dearth of information on the economic impact of HIV/AIDS in the context of Southern Africa. JEAPP aims to move from simply describing the impact of the epidemic to quantifying and analysing the impact of HIV/AIDS at the individual, household and community levels as well as its impact on specific sectors within the South African economy.


Journ-AIDS is an online resource designed to help journalists report better on issues relating to HIV/AIDS. Originally developed by CADRE, the site is now managed by HIV/AIDS and the Media Project at the Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand. The website draws from thousands of pages of academic and medical research, government reports and journalism to provide a concise, regionally relevant look at HIV/AIDS.


Khomanani is a government-led communication campaign. It is part of the national drive to prevent the spread of HIV infection. It also aims to improve care, support and treatment for people who have HIV and AIDS, and to give support to their families.


LifeLine Southern Africa
Lifeline endeavours to promote relevant, appropriate and accessible counselling and emotional wellness services in collaboration with strategic partners. Lifeline provides services in the areas of HIV and AIDS, Gender-based violence, Emotional Wellness and Workplace Programmes.


Margaret Sanger Centre International South Africa (MSCISA)
MSCISA provides technical assistance to strengthen reproductive health services to women, men and adolescents, promotes sexuality education throughout Africa, and advocates reproductive freedom for all individuals.


Maromi Health Research
Maromi Health Research conducts public health research throughout the country and the continent, focusing on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and TB. The organisation has conducted a wide variety of research projects in addition to programme design, implementation and evaluation.


Medical Research Council of South Africa (MRC)
The MRC aims to improve the health status and quality of life of South Africans through relevant and excellent health research aimed at promoting equity and development


Mindset Health
Mindset Health works in partnership with the Mindset Network, the Department of Health and Sentech to deliver mass scale health education to tackle critical health issues, including HIV and AIDS. The Mindset Health Channel produces health educational content in video, computer based multimedia and print formats, targeted at healthcare workers, patients and the general public.


National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA)
NAPWA is a national organisation that co-ordinates the needs and resources of all people living with HIV/AIDS. Napwa’s major purpose is to organise, mobilise and empower people living with HIV/AIDS and to represent their interests by providing care and support.


National Progressive Primary Health Care Network (NPPHCN)
The NPPHCN is a national non-government health advocacy organisation promoting collaboration, participatory research and policy formulation, and appropriate training and organisational development.


National Inquiry Services Centre (NISC SA)
NISC SA publishes information databases, academic journals and books including the African Journal of AIDS Research (AJAR) in partnership with CADRE.


Nelson Mandela Children`s Fund
The Nelson Mandela Children`s Fund strives to change the way society treats its children and youth.


Planned Parenthood Association of South Africa (PPASA)
The PPASA works in the field of sexual and reproductive health. While providing skills training and positive role models, the primary aim of the services is to reduce the rate of HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy and sexual transmitted infections (STIs).


Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU)
PHRU is one of the largest AIDS research centres in Africa and leads studies into HIV prevention, care and support. It is based at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa. The unit is involved in research, training, policy-formation and advocacy concerning HIV-positive people and their children.


Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (RAPCAN)
RAPCAN is committed to developing child abuse prevention strategies to combat the patterns of abuse; which affect the lives of children and adults everywhere; through training adults, informing children, materials development, dissemination and advocacy.


Red Ribbon
Run by Metropolitan Life, this site provides a wide range of useful news articles and information on HIV/AIDS.


Reproductive Health Research Unit (RHRU)
The RHRU is an official research entity of Wits Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, which focuses on sexual and reproductive health (SRH). The RHRU is also a central partner in the Wits AIDS Research Institute. While retaining their SRH focus, their current work prioritises HIV prevention and the reproductive health/HIV interface.


Soul City
The Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication (SC IHDC) is a health promotion NGO. Their programmes include the TV series Soul City – a drama series that examines health and development issues; Soul Buddyz , a children’s multi media edutainment vehicle designed to promote the health and well being of children; advocacy and the Health and Development Worker Awards.


Soul Beat Africa
Soul Beat Africa is a project of Soul City and the Communication Initiative. It is a space for communicators across Africa to share experiences, materials, strategic thinking and events, and to engage in discussion and debate. This site is meant for practitioners, media makers, academics, researchers, and others who are using or are interested in communication for change in Africa.


South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI)
SAAVI was established to co-ordinate the research, development and testing of HIV/AIDS vaccines in South Africa. SAAVI is based at the MRC and is working with key national and international partners to produce an affordable, effective and locally relevant HIV/AIDS vaccine in as short a time as possible.


South African Business Coalition on HIV and AIDS (SABCOHA)
SABCOHA together with Metropolitan run the red ribbon website which provides strategies to deal with HIV and AIDS in the workplace, case studies, and the latest surveys and articles delving into AIDS in the business arena.

South African Cities Network
The South African Cities Network is a network of South African cities and partners that encourages the exchange of information, experience and best practices on urban development and city management.


South African Local Government Association
The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is an organization mandated to assist in the transformation of local government in South Africa. SALGA plays a core role in a variety of areas related to local government transformation and as a national representative of the local government sector and its employees.


SABC Education
The vision of SABC Education is to be a world-class provider of innovative and distinctive educational broadcast content. SABC Education has established itself as a world leader in dramatic edutainment programming that includes HIV/AIDS content (for example, Soul City, Soul Buddyz, Yizo Yizo, Gaz’lam, and Tsha Tsha); and in early childhood and school-based education (for example, School TV and Takalani Sesame).


Social Aspects of AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA)
SAHARA is an alliance of partners established to conduct, support and use social sciences research to prevent further spread of HIV and mitigate impact in South Africa, the SADC region and sub-Saharan Africa.


Sonke Gender Justice Project
Sonke Gender Justice (SGJ) strives to create a SADC region in which men, women, youth and children can enjoy equitable relationships that contribute to the development of a just and democratic society. To achieve this, the SGJ works across Southern Africa to build the capacity of government, civil society organisations and citizens to achieve gender equality, prevent gender based violence and reduce the spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS


The Valley Trust
The Valley Trust seeks to promote good health through the principles of primary health care and people-centred development. Central to this is their intention to create processes that enable people to realize their own potential. The Valley Trust’s HIV/AIDS programme includes providing voluntary counselling and testing services, promoting emotionally safe schools, and peer education programmes for youth.


Township AIDS Project (TAP)
TAP’s mission is to disseminate HIV/AIDS, STI `s and other related health information to historically disadvantaged and marginalised communities in a respectful and non-discriminatory manner through comprehensive programmes of action.


Rural AIDS and Development Action Research Programme (RADAR)
The RADAR programme comprises clinical and social intervention research on HIV/AIDS, with an emphasis on developing model approaches that are appropriate and relevant to the rural African context.


Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)
The TAC’s main objective is to campaign for greater access to HIV treatment for all South Africans by raising public awareness and understanding about issues surrounding the availability, affordability and use of HIV treatments.

African Sites

Africa HIV/AIDS Research Database
The Africa HIV/AIDS Research Database (Africa HARD) is a WANGONeT (West African NGO Network) initiative to complement the ongoing continent-wide response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It is a unique and indigenous attempt at integrating continent-wide data, views, opinions, debates and facts about this all important public health issue with the more traditional and pervasive Western views on the matter.


African Aids Initiative International (AAII)
The African Aids Initiative International (AAII) is an international non-profit organization based at Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. AAII is dedicated to promoting HIV/AIDS awareness in Africa by scaling up nation-wide prevention efforts and improving the lives of persons infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.


African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development
The African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) is an association of HIV and AIDS, health and development communication practitioners who reside, work, or have a primary interest in Africa. Formerly known as the Regional HIV and AIDS Behaviour Change Communication Network (BCC Network), friComNet was established in October 2001 in recognition of the severity of the continent’s HIV and AIDS pandemic and the need for high-quality strategic communication to respond to the crisis.


Africa Population Health Research Center (APHRC)
APHRC is an international non-profit and non-governmental organisation with headquarters in Kenya. The Center’s mission is to promote the well being of Africans through policy-relevant research on population and health.


African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
AMREF is a health development organisation with offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda as well as field offices in Somalia and Sudan. AMREF’s mission is to improve the health of disadvantaged people in Africa as a means for them to escape poverty and improve the quality of their lives. Its work includes focus on HIV/AIDS.


AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA)
ARASA is a Namibian based network of African organisations working on HIV/AIDS and human rights that provides an ongoing forum for the sharing of ideas, experience, materials and expertise on human rights, law and policy.


This website is aimed at providing information on the HIV/AIDS situation in Botswana and other parts of Southern Africa. Their page “About Condoms” contains user contributions about the use of condoms and other issues related to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Botswana.


AIDS Law Unit
The primary objective of the AIDS Law Unit (ALU), established in 1999, is to promote a human rights based response to HIV/AIDS in Namibia, focusing on both the infringement of civil and political rights on the basis of HIV status and the denial of socio-economic rights that contributes to vulnerability to HIV and negatively impacts on health outcomes.


Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS in Africa (AMICAALL)
The Alliance was established to promote an expanded, multisectoral response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic at the local level. National chapters of the Alliance have been launched in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Cote d`Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.


Botswana Network of AIDS Service Organizations (BONASO)
BONASO is the umbrella body for AIDS service organizations in Botswana. This website provides information about the organisation and its activities.


Botswana Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (BONEPWA)
BONEPWA exists to improve the well being and quality of life of all people living with HIV/AIDS and to protect the nation of Botswana from further infections by promoting positive living, self – reliance, reduction of infection rates through HIV/AIDS education, prevention and care.


Centre for International Cooperation in Health and Development: AIDS and Africa
The CCISD is a Canadian non-profit corporation specialising in the design and management of international health projects. The CCISD’s mission is to contribute to improving the health of the most destitute communities, through the reinforcement of health sector resources and their partnering community groups. Activities include the Francophone Africa AIDS Program and West Africa AIDS Project.


Centre Muraz: HIV and Associated Diseases
Located in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.Centre Muraz is one of the research centers of the Organization for Coordination and Cooperation Against Endemic Diseases (OCCGE). Founded in 1960, the organization is an expression of the will of eight French-speaking countries of West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d`Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo) to unite their efforts to reduce the burden of transmissible diseases of the region.


Commonwealth Regional Health Community (CRHC)
CRHC encourages cooperation in health among fourteen countries in East, Central, and Southern Africa through capacity building, policy and advocacy, research and evaluation, and information sharing.


Communities Responding to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic (CORE Initiative)
The CORE Initiative partners with community and faith-based groups to advance multi-sectoral responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through grants, capacity building, and networking. The CORE Initiative`s overall mission is to support an inspired, effective, and inclusive response to the causes and consequences of HIV/AIDS by strengthening the capacity of community and faith-based groups in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean.


EQUINET, the Regional Network on Equity in Health in Southern Africa, is a network of professionals, civil society members, policy makers, state officials and others within the region who have come together as an equity catalyst, to promote and realise shared values of equity and social justice in health.


International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
IOM is an international organisation working with migrants and governments to provide humane responses to migration challenges. One of the IOM’s programmes is the Partnership on HIV/AIDS and mobile populations in Southern Africa (PHAMSA). Through PHAMSA the IOM’s Regional Office for Southern Africa aims to reduce the vulnerability of mobile populations to HIV/AIDS by establishing partnerships with key organisations working on HIV/AIDS and/or mobile populations in Southern Africa.


Namibia Network of AIDS Service Organisations (NANASO)
NANASO provides a network service to its member organizations. NANASO is an affiliate member to the Southern Africa Network of AIDS Service Organisations (SANASO) – a regional body comprising of the entire 14 SADC member states Country Networks.


National AIDS coordination agency (NACA)
Formed in 1999 by a cabinet directive under the Office of the President, the National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA) is, charged with coordinating and facilitating Botswana’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)
OSISA is a non-profit foundation established by investor and philanthropist George Soros. It supports national and regional projects in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, focusing on education, the promotion of human rights, the free flow of information and initiatives that strengthen the pursuit of an open society. It began an HIV/AIDS programme in 2005.


Panos Southern Africa AIDS Program
The Panos Southern Africa is based in Lusaka, Zambia. The programme works with media and other information actors to enable developing countries to shape and communicate their own development agendas through informed public debate; particular focus on amplifying the voices of the poor and marginalized.


Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ)
PPAZ provides a range of services including clinical care and innovative adolescent and adult peer education programmes.


Positive Action
The POSITIVE ACTION Society Lesotho aims to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa by actively involving infected and affected people.


Project Support Group, Zimbabwe
Assists southern African districts, municipalities, nonprofits, and faith-based partners to develop, manage, and sustain HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation projects in priority migrant communities and areas.


Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care (RCQHC)
RCQHC is based at the Institute of Public Health, Makerere University in Uganda. The Centre provides leadership in building regional capacity to improve quality of health care by promoting evidence based practices through networking, strategic partnerships, education, training and research. Their work focuses on VCT and have helped countries in the development of National VCT guidelines. They have also developed tools for helping health workers to counsel mothers on feeding methods for PMTCT.


Regional HIV/AIDS Programme Southern Africa (RHAP SA)
RHAP targets high transmission areas at cross-border sites and implements appropriate interventions; participating countries include Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. RHAP’s strategic objective is to strengthen the response to HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa by increasing access to select HIV/AIDS services in target populations across the region; improving the quality of Mission programs to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the region and increasing participation of regional networks and institutions in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


Sante Familiale et Prevention du SIDA
A sub-regional USAID-funded project that seeks to encourage family planning, reduce infant mortality, and limit the spread of HIV/AIDS in West and Central Africa. Countries participating are Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Co´te d`Ivoire, and Togo.


Social Aspects of AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA)
SAHARA is an alliance of partners established to conduct, support and use social sciences research to prevent further spread of HIV and mitigate impact in South Africa, the SADC region and sub-Saharan Africa.


Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA)
SWAA is the only pan-African AIDS organization working with and for women and their families based on locally determined needs and priorities. SWAA mobilizes communities by strengthening capacity to prevent, control and mitigate the impact of the epidemic. Today, SWAA is a network of 40 grassroots country offices.


Southern African AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS)
SAfAIDS is a regional HIV/AIDS resource whose goal is to disseminate HIV/AIDS information in order to promote, inform and support appropriate responses to the epidemic in the fields of HIV prevention, care, long-term planning and coping with the impact.


Southern African AIDS Trust (SAT)
SAT is a regional initiative that supports community responses to HIV and AIDS through in-depth partnerships with community groups in southern Africa and wider networking, skills exchange and lesson sharing throughout the region and internationally.


Southern African Development Community (SADC) HIV and AIDS Programme
SADC`s main goal in responding to the pandemic is to decrease the numbers of individuals and families infected and affected by HIV and AIDS in the region so as to ensure that HIV and AIDS is no longer a threat to public health and to the sustained socio-economic development of Member States.


Southern African Network of AIDS Service Organizations (SANASO)
Based in Harare, SANASO’s mission is to unite efforts of Non governmental organisations (NGOs) Community based organisations (CBOs) Faith based organisations (FBOs) and People living with HIV/AIDS (PWAs) and promote cooperation between Civil society and Governments in order to expand the response to HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa.


Southern African Regional Poverty Network (SARPN)
SARPN provides a facility for raising the level and quality of public debate on poverty across the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The SARPN site has a page dedicated to HIV/AIDS issues in the SADC Region.


The Aids Support Organisation (TASO) Uganda
TASO was founded to contribute to a process of restoring hope and improving the quality of life of persons and communities affected by HIV infection and disease.


Uganda AIDS Commission
This website provides information on the status and trends of the epidemic in the country. It serves as an information sharing platform about the country`s responses to HIV/AIDS over the years, highlights challenges and proposals for the way forward to addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic at the community, district and national levels. Links are provided to additional useful information. It also provides Ugandan stakeholders with access to external sources of inf ormation.

International Sites

AIDS Educational Global Information System (AEGIS)
AEGiS is committed to offering HIV/AIDS-related clinical information and news from around the world, making it easily and freely accessible. It also sets out to be an archive of HIV/AIDS research.


Bernard van Leer Foundation
The Bernard van Leer Foundation is a private trust based in the Netherlands. Their mandate is to improve opportunities for children between the ages of 0 and 8 who live in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage.


Center for Communication Programs
The Johns Hopkins University/Center for Communication Programs (CCP) is a pioneer in the field of strategic, research-based communication for behaviour change and health promotion that has helped transform the theory and practice of public health. The CCP website provides links to valuable resources and services on Health Communication, including the Media/Materials Clearinghouse ‘health communication materials from around the world, HEALTHe Communication ‘ an online resource for health communication practitioners, Popline ‘ provides a connection to the world`s reproductive health literature.


Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership
Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership is a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to reaching across the global information divide with the tools and training necessary to extend the power of technology and information to under-resourced communities around the world.


Eldis HIV and AIDS Resource Guide
The Eldis HIV and AIDS Resource Guide is a collaboration between Eldis and the DFID Health Resource Centre (HRC). The HRC provides access to technical assistance, knowledge and information support on all aspects of international public health for the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and its partners. Focal areas of expertise include HIV and AIDS, malaria, TB, sexual and reproductive health, maternal health and child health.


EUROPA is the portal site of the European Union. It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration. Users can also consult all legislation currently in force or under discussion, access the websites of each of the EU institutions and find out about the policies administered by the European Union under the powers devolved to it by the Treaties.


Ford Foundation Global Initiative on HIV/AIDS
The Ford Foundation Global Initiative on HIV/AIDS works to ensure that global efforts and decision making reflect the local realities of the world`s diverse HIV epidemics.


Futures Group Europe
Futures Group Europe is committed to tailored development solutions. The Group works to develop the most appropriate intervention, whether for a country, region, state, or subdivision. They emphasize local capacity building and specialize in fostering partnerships between the public and private sectors to encourage complementary health service provision to address a country`s reproductive health needs.


Gender and HIV/AIDS Web Portal
UNIFEM, in collaboration with UNAIDS, has developed this comprehensive gender and HIV/AIDS web portal to provide up-to-date information on the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The site aims to promote understanding, knowledge sharing, and action on HIV and AIDS as a gender and human rights issue.


HLSP is an international professional services firm specialising in the health sector in both the UK and worldwide.


International AIDS Economics Network (IAEN)
The IAEN provides data, tools and analysis on the economics of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in developing countries, to help developing countries devise cost-effective responses to the global epidemic. IAEN focuses on the economics of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, providing data, tools, and analysis for researchers and policymakers working to define and implement effective AIDS policy.


Johns Hopkins University Center for Communications Programs (JHU CCP)
CCP partners with organisations worldwide to design and implement strategic communication programs that influence political dialogue, collective action, and individual behaviour; enhance access to information and the exchange of knowledge that improve health and health care; and conduct research to guide program design, evaluate impact, test theories, and advance knowledge in health communication.


Monitoring the AIDS Pandemic (MAP)
MAP is a collegial network of internationally recognized technical experts seeking to assess the status and trends of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. MAP`s more than 100 members in 40 countries are epidemiologists, modellers, economists, and social, behavioural, public health and international development specialists, recruited through a nomination process and currently guided by the Chair and Board of Directors.


Open Society Institute (OSI) Public Health Program
The Open Society Institute’s Public Health Program aims to promote health policies based on social inclusion, human rights, justice, and scientific evidence. The program works with local, national, and international civil society organizations to combat the social marginalization and stigma that leads to poor health, to facilitate access to health information, and to foster greater civil society engagement in public health policy and practice.


PlusNews is an e-mail and Internet-based HIV/AIDS information service for sub-Saharan Africa run by the Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), a news service that forms part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.


Population and Health Infoshare
Population and Health InfoShare is a public library of electronic documents supplied by partner organizations working in reproductive and child health, HIV/AIDS, and population.


Research for Development (R4D) Portal
Research for Development is a free access on-line database containing information about research programmes supported by DFID.


Royal Netherlands Embassy
The Royal Netherlands Embassy has an integrated programme of co-operation with South Africa which includes an HIV/AIDS focus.


Royal Tropical Institute Portal on Governance & HIV and AIDS
This portal provides access to free, full-text electronic publications and other Internet sources on the mechanisms of interaction through which HIV and AIDS policies and strategies are developed, implemented, monitored and evaluated at different levels involving both public and private parties.


The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was created to dramatically increase resources to fight three of the world`s most devastating diseases; AIDS, TB and Malaria; and to direct those resources to areas of greatest need.


The Synergy HIV/AIDS Resource Centre
The website contains a collection of publications on HIV/AIDS project management, technical interventions and research.


The Swedish Agency for International Development (Sida)
Sida is a government agency under the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Sida`s goal is to contribute to making it possible for poor people to improve their living conditions


Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU is the third-largest research university in Virginia, USA which aims to provide the best in education, research, and patient care.


WYG International
WYG International is an international Management Consulting and Economic Development advisory group. Based at Nottingham in the UK, they have a network of offices worldwide. WYG International works in partnership with clients to develop targeted and workable solutions for the environments and cultures in which they operate.

International Agencies