CEO: CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE FOUNDATION

MESSAGE FROM AFSA’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)!! I started working at the AIDS Foundation on the 1st June 1994 having been appointed to set up AFSA’s operations in KwaZulu Natal. I set up operations in a small one room office in St Georges Street (Durban) and my immediate priority was to raise funds to finance HIV/AIDS programmes in the province. In 1994 there were many competing development priorities in South Africa following the birth of our country’s democracy therefore it was a challenge to persuade donors to invest in HIV/AIDS work while other funders did not acknowledge the severity of Continue Reading →

KWASWAYIMANE HERITAGE DAY CELEBRATION (UMSHWATI WARD 12)

HERITAGE DAY UMgungundlovu KwaSwayimane district ward 12 welcomed the AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) on the 24th of September 2014 to celebrate the Heritage Day and also to provide behavior change communication massages to the youth which formed part of the event. Mrs. Dladla a Nurse from eMambedweni Clinic addressing the crowd which included the youth cited that these celebrations are a reminder for South Africans to respect the biological diversity that contributes to our special heritage, a reminder to recognize our identity and embrace our  cultural backgrounds and therefore we need to learn and appreciate our cultural history Continue Reading →

LACP- SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROGRAMME

LIMPOPO AIDS COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMME (LACP)- IRISH AID NATIONAL MEETING!! The AIDS Foundation of South Africa’s (AFSA) team working on the Sexual and Reproductive Health programme hosted the Irish-Aid national meeting  in Durban from the 11th to 12th September 2014. The programme is a collaborative between The Comprehensive Health Care Trust (ChoiCe), the AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) and The AIDS Consortium  (AC), and is referred to Limpopo AIDS Collaborative programme (LACP) funded by Irish Aid. The collaborative partners work  to enhance the capacity of community care organisations engaged in HIV and AIDS, home and community based care as well Continue Reading →

THOGOMELO SUPPORT SUPERVISION SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

AFSA’S SUPPORT TO ETHEKWINI METRO AND ILEMBE DISTRICT COMMUNITY CAREGIVER SUPERVISORS!! Health and Development Africa (HDA) in partnership with the AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA), through the Thogomelo Project initiative conducted support supervision skills development training for thirty caregiver supervisors from EThekwini Metro and ILembe district on the 29th and 30th of September 2014 in Durban. The Thogomelo project is a community based project focusing on child protection and community care giver support.  It is designed to be the mainstay of as well as part of the enduring fabric of South Africa’s child protection efforts. This project is a Continue Reading →

SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHT PROGRAMME (SRHR)

The Aids Foundation of South Africa’s (AFSA) Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights programme (SRHR) in partnership with DramAidE held Men’s Health Training sessions using the Brothers for Life model from the 20th to 22nd of August 2014 in Glenmore Pastoral Centre (Durban). The Training aimed to assist Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) supported/funded by AFSA to be able to institute Brothers for Life chapters for men in their communities and also to establish Zazi clubs for women particularly young girls. The Brothers for Life approach aims to promote good values and principles and to make men aware Continue Reading →