Developing partnerships, Serving communities
was the first registered AIDS Non-Governmental Organisation in South Africa
Focusing on Combination Prevention and Treatment, Child Protection and Wellbeing, Food Security and Income Generation, AFSA aims to deliver quality services to communities most in need. Policy and Practice through the promotion of equality, education and access to basic services is a cornerstone of these efforts.
AFSA recognises that the HIV epidemic is rooted in social and relational phenomena conditioned by environmental, cultural, political and socio-economic drivers. Given the complex reality that HIV affects communities and subgroups differently, AFSA uses strategies that address the social and structural drivers of HIV/AIDS and integrates interventions into a broader sexual and reproductive health framework. AFSA focuses on geographies and populations with elevated risk, thereby effectively and efficiently maximizing prevention impact.
AFSA’s work is oriented around UNAID’s 90-90-90 global target, which calls for countries to achieve the following by 2020:
In order to address the current prevention gap in Eastern and Southern Africa, AFSA’s strategic plan takes the 90-90-90 target into account as it works towards closing the gap in testing, treatment and care.
To be a leading contributor to the promotion of healthy communities and sustainable, equitable human development.
AFSA is a development organization that exists to support local, national and regional efforts to reduce new HIV, STI and TB infections, address the social and structural drivers of HIV, remove the barriers to the realization of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR), and build resilient communities.