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2016 has fast come and gone! We are now in December, the last month of 2016. As in past years, the 1st of December is a day when the whole world commemorates World AIDS Day. SAfAIDS joins the rest of the world today in standing together and walking the Ending AIDS by 2030 journey with zest. This is the day that we need to raise awareness about HIV and demonstrate our commitment and solidarity to all efforts being done in the global HIV response.

SAfAIDS news

HIV Vaccine Trials a Major Boost to Fight Against AIDS

CAPE TOWN, 9 November 2016 (allAfrica) -  Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the start of HIV vaccine trials are a major boost to the fight against AIDS.

Africa: We Can Lead The Way in Ending AIDS, Malaria and TB

ADDIS ABABA, 1 November 2016 - In September, world leaders pledged nearly US$13 billion to tackle some of the world's deadliest diseases through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria. In a time of significant global uncertainty and strife, this was a remarkable display of commitment to the health and well-being of the most vulnerable populations on the planet.

Stepping Up For The Girl Child By Ending Child Marriages

Every young man feels the urge to protect and guard their sisters jealously.A sense of anger towards the insatiable, inconsiderate older men who prey on younger girls is unavoidable. My name is Tanaka Junior Gandawa. I am a lower sixth student at Double Portion college and l salute UNICEF and its implementing partners (SAfAIDS, Save the Children, Padare, TAG A LIFE and many others) for their role in the fight to end child marriages. As a responsible young man, l am wholeheartedly committed to this cause.

Stakeholders in Zambia hail the SAfAIDS Rock Leadership 90 model

LUSAKA, 27 October 2016 - SAfAIDS with support from UNAIDS RST ESA held a meeting with key stakeholder from Ministry of Health, UN family, AIDS Service Organisations,, media fraternity and civil society. The meeting was organised to disseminate the community mapping report that was done in Kafue District under the UNAIDS supported Rock Leadership 90 project that seeks to strengthen the community response towards the achievement of Fast Track targets for Ending AIDS; through capacitating community leadership to Champion the End of AIDS in Southern Africa. Mr Ngoni Chibukire, Regional Team Leader on Gender, Leadership and Human Rights articulated the model using a step by step approach which was hailed by participants as a model that will increase uptake of HTS and will work towards ending AIDS by 2030 if its scale up in all provinces of Zambia.

Her Royal Highness Chieftainess Chiawa leading the way for the SAfAIDS Rock Leaders 90 programme in Kafue District, Zambia

KAFUE, 26 October 2016 - Chieftainess HRH Chiawa of Kafue District in Zambia has gone against the odds by committing  her team of 39 headmen to embrace the SAfAIDS rock leadership programme that seeks to strengthen the capacity of community leadership to champion and lead HIV community responses to achieve the UNAIDS fast track targets by 2020 and end AIDS by 2030.

Village-to-village outreach strengthens Demand for HIV testing

Seke Rural Home Based Care, with support from SAfAIDS, conducted a Village-to-Village (V2V) Demand Creation Community Dialogue on the 18th of October 2016, at Nyakurwi Primary School in Marondera rural district, which reached 136 people, including five traditional leaders, Chief Svosve’s representative and the Ward Councillor.

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