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The AIDS Foundation of South Africa

AFSA: The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA), established in 1988, was the first registered AIDS Non-Government Organisation in South Africa.

AFSA is a development organisation that exists to mitigate the impacts of HIV and AIDS and poverty through the implementation of health and community development projects in vulnerable communities. Therefore our main focus is rural, vulnerable and hard to reach communities.   As a foundation, we act as an interface between donors and community-based organisations (CBOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the HIV and AIDS sector,  through placing donor funds with strategically selected organisations and providing them with ongoing mentoring, technical support & capacity building.

Our areas of focus include Combination Prevention and Treatment, Child Protection and Wellbeing, Food Security and Income Generation, as well as Policy and Practice through the promotion of equality, education and access to basic services. Our CBO’s therefore implement interventions under these principles to improve the health status and well-being of their communities and target populations. Moreover, they are located in close proximity to their respective target communities and groups, all of which are made up of local people who understand and experience the needs and challenges first hand. This allows the communities to be their own agents of change to enhance the resilience of the communities; however coping with the catastrophic effects of HIV/AIDS epidemic still requires significant support.

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NACOSA is a network of over 1,500 civil society organizations working together to turn the tide on HIV, AIDS and TB in Southern Africa. NACOSA promotes dialogue, builds capacity with accredited training, mentoring and technical assistance and channels resources to support service delivery on the ground, particularly among children and youth, key populations and women and girls. As a principal recipient of the Global Fund and in partnership with USAID and PEPFAR and other public and private sector partners, NACOSA works at all levels – from international agencies and national government, right though to sub-district services and small, community groups.

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Supported by The Global Fund

The Global Fund is a 21st-century partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.

Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases. The Global Fund raises and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in countries and communities most in need.

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Important Dates

Conference: 24 - 26 Oct 2017
Closing dates:
Registration: 12 Oct
Abstract submissions: Noon, 05 Oct
Abstract selection: 09 Oct
Registration desk
24 Oct 08h00 to 09h00

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