Society for AIDS in Africa
The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) was founded in 1989 in Nairobi, Kenya by 20 leading African Scientists who were working in HIV/AIDS.
SAA is dedicated to working towards prevention, control and management of HIV/AIDS throughout Africa. SAA is the main organizer of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa. This organization is the custodian of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA)
For more information go to: www.saafrica.org/.
IAS had a sporadic relationship with SAA until 2004. In 2004, IAS and SAA signed an agreement for IAS support in organizing the 15th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa. IAS was able to channel fundraising to these conferences through the Gates Foundation.
In recent years IAS has helped the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) and the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA). Aiding in the establishment of the democratic elections for the SAA council, IAS has assisted the SAA to become a more credible, democratic, and relevant organization.
IAS provides the organization with technical assistance, tools, and material on membership and governance and also works with the organization to create joint policy and to increase advocacy about HIV/AIDS in the region.
IAS’ collaboration with SAHARA
In early 2012 the IAS signed an informal partnership agreement with The Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA). A memorandum of understanding was signed by both organizations in a spirit of collaboration with the aim of leveraging each organization’s existing activities to support the other in achieving its missing.
SAHARA was formed to conduct, support and use social sciences research to prevent the further spread of HIV and to mitigate the impact of its devastation in sub-Saharan Africa through multi-country studies, its biennial conference and its journal, SAHARA J.
The cooperative work will look at ways the organizations can support each other in dissemination of information, sharing lessons learned, look at opportunities with JIAS and SAHARA J, and when possible, participate in each other’s conferences.
SAHARA 7 Conference 2013: First Announcement
Call for abstracts (English)
Appel à soumission des résumés (français)
Further information on SAHARA is available at: www.sahara.org.za / Version française.