South African AIDS Directory
The Overall purpose of this directory is to facilitate networking and referral
as key components of the National response to HIV / AIDS.
AIDS Action Group
An NGO committed to assisting people with HIV and AIDS.
The AIDS Bulletin is a quarterly newsletter on HIV / AIDS and related issues
published by the Medical Research Council. This site has recent issues from
The AIDS Consortium is a network of over 300 organisations, many
community-based, and over 200 individuals.
AIDS Foundation of South Africa
The AIDS Foundation of South Africa is a funding agency seeking to identify
and develop initiatives which reduce the impact of AIDS in under-resourced
AIDSLINK focuses on statistics, fundraising and HIV / AIDS awareness.
CASE - Community Agency for Social Enquiry
CASE is a research NGO, focusing on socio-economic and policy research from a
development perspective in support of the democratic transformation of the
Children in Distress
CINDI is an informal consortium of NGOs that works with children affected by
South African news agency dedicated to producing news and analysis for the
media regarding health policy and practise.
Health Systems Trust
Health Systems Trust is a dynamic independent non-government organisation
established in 1992 to support the transformation of the South African health
system. HST supports the current and future development of a comprehensive
health care system through strategies designed to promote equity and
efficiency in health and health care delivery.
Love Life focuses on educating youth about sexual behaviour and risk. This
site gives information on loveLife programmes.
Margaret Sanger Centre
International South Africa
MSCISA provides technical assistance to strengthen reproductive health
services to women, men and adolescents, promotes sexuality education
throughout Africa, and advocates reproductive freedom for all individuals.
Medical Research Council of
The MRC aims to improve the health status of South Africans through excellence
in scientific research.
Primary Health Care Network (NPPHCN)
NPPHCN is a national non-government health advocacy organisation promoting
collaboration, participatory research and policy formulation, and appropriate
training and organisational development.
Association of South Africa (PPASA)
PPASA provides leadership in sexual and reproductive health and rights,
recognising this as a keystone to gender equity and sustainable development.
It critiques and actively promotes sexual and reproductive health policy both
nationally and internationally.
Positive Art seeks to highlight the challenges of HIV / AIDS in a creative and
non-conventional manner by selling handmade local art, representing the red
The Red Ribbon
Run by Metropolitan Life, this site provides a wide range of useful news and
SA Health Info
South African portal for HIV / AIDS information. This site is the initiative
of the SA HIVAC project, which is supported by the South African Medical
Research Council (MRC), the South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI) and
the European Commission. It will also provide a platform for information
dissemination by other relevant organisations and interaction among role
players through open or (virtual) private discussion forums
This site profiles the South African television series that addresses social
issues in South Africa, including HIV / AIDS.
The Valley Trust
The Valley Trust offers education and training and associated resources in
fields relating to comprehensive primary health care and sustainable
development, to strengthen the capacity of individuals and communities to
improve their own quality of life.
Treatment Action Campaign
TAC fights for the access to and affordable treatment for people with HIV.
The Joint UN Programme on HIV / AIDS
The programme is co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UNESCO, WHO, UNDCP and
the World Bank. The global mission of UNAIDS is to lead, strengthen and
support an expanded response to the AIDS epidemic.
United Nations Children's Fund
United Nations Population Fund
Food and Agriculture Organisation
of the United Nations
FAO addresses the impact of HIV / AIDS on development, agriculture and gender differences.
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance) is an international
development non-governmental organisation. The Alliance's mission is to
support communities in developing countries to play a full and effective role
in the global response to AIDS.
AusAID, The Australian
government's overseas aid program
Health, education, infrastructure, rural development and governance are the
five priority sectors for AusAID. This site links to the organisations
activities and related reports.
AVERT AIDS Education Trust
AVERT is a UK AIDS research and medical research charity, aimed at preventing
people from becoming infected with HIV, improving the quality of life for
those already infected and working with others to develop a cure.
Canadian International Development Agency
CIDA supports sustainable development activities in order to reduce poverty
and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. Working
with partners in the private and public sectors in Canada and in developing
countries, and with international organizations and agencies, we support
foreign aid projects in more than 100 of the poorest countries of the world.
Centers for Disease Controle
Current information on HIV / AIDS, including news headlines, facts, research
reports and conferences.
College of Venereal Disease
The College of Venereal Disease Prevention is a UK college that provides
distance learning a taught courses on HIV / AIDS and STD prevention.
for International Development
DFID is the British government department responsible for promoting
development and the reduction of poverty.
Information on EU HIV / AIDS programmes and publications, conferences and
Family Health International
FHI's approach to HIV / AIDS is comprehensive, ranging from clinical trials of
promising prevention methods to managing and supporting prevention and care
IFH provides support to implement innovative projects which include sexual and
reproductive health care.
The International Labour Organization is the UN agency with special
responsibility for the world of work. Its primary objective is to promote
decent work and productive employment for all, based on the principles of
social justice and equality. The ILO has a key role to play in preventing the
spread of the AIDS epidemic and mitigating its impact in the world of work.
Kaiser Family Foundation
Provides information on KFF's HIV / AIDS activities, as well as news, surveys
and a daily HIV / AIDS report.
PSI programs encourage healthful behaviour and increase the availability of
health products and services at prices low-income people can afford.
The Reproductive Health Outlook
The Reproductive Health Outlook (RHO) website provides up-to-date summaries of
research findings, program experience, and clinical guidelines related to key
reproductive health topics, as well as analyses of policy and program
implications. An important objective of RHO is to help users link with quality
online resources and collaborate with colleagues around the world.
The FUTURES Group International
FUTURES works in countries throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Near
East to improve the policy environment for effective programs, project the
epidemic and its consequences and evaluate program effort.
United States Assistance in
USAID works in Africa to assist initiatives that foster development, peace and
AEGIS HIV / AIDS Information on the netSOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES BASED SITES
The largest HIV / AIDS web site in the world updated hourly.
A directory of academic, activist, and government resources and publications;
an ARIC medical information service.
Provides a search of international AIDS organisations, AIDS-related
information and news from around the world.
Demographic and Health
Provides information and research on population, health and nutrition.
Links to HIV / AIDS sites related to the film industry.
HIV In Site
An extensive compilation of country information, statistics, adherence
research references, ethical issues, positive living and other tools.
HIV/AIDS information index
This Harvard University site provides links to HIV / AIDS information,
research centres, publications and other resources.
International AIDS Economic
The International AIDS Economic Network (IAEN) provides data, tools and
analysis on the economics of HIV / AIDS prevention and treatment in developing
countries, for cost-effective responses to the global epidemic.
Internet Grateful Med
Access to AIDSLINE, MEDLINE and other search engines.
Johns Hopkins University
Centre for Communications Programmes
Pioneers in the field of strategy, research-based communications for behaviour
changes and health promotion.
Journal of Postgraduate
A peer-reviewed biomedical periodical, official publication of the Staff
Society of Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. Hospital, Mumbai, India,
indexed with MEDLINE and EMBASE with free full-text access to articles from
basic and clinical sciences.
and Evaluation to Assess and Use Results
Examines the impact of a wide range of activities to improve human health and
well-being, with a focus on family planning, maternal and child health and
nutrition, and the prevention of HIV / STIs.
Panos AIDS Programme
Features publications, media briefings and feature articles on the social,
psychological and economic causes and consequences of HIV / AIDS in the
Features a series of books, videos and a training package designed to
disseminate information about practical strategies of HIV / AIDS care, support
and prevention in developing countries
Teaching AIDS at
Low Cost (TALC)
TALC supplies teaching aids and books to raise standards of health care
worldwide and runs courses for health workers from or working in developing
Index of articles from AIDS Treatment News dating from 1997 to the present,
links to conferences and government sites.
Provides news on various AIDS-related issues, links to other sites and
information and chat forums.
The Measurement Group LLC is a consulting firm in Los Angeles, California,
that specializes in the evaluation of healthcare and social programs, applied
research, data mining, and the development of methods and data collection
methods to measure program success.
The Synergy Project
Synergy's on-line documents and links are a useful resource on program
management and policy development at many levels.
Research Support Centre
Provides full text publications on research in Zimbabwe.
International Centre for
Research on Women
Based in Washington DC, ICRW conducts studies and projects on various issues
related to women.
Based at the University of the Witwatersrand, this organisation operates
according to the principles set out in the UN International Guidelines on HIV
and Human Rights to combat discrimination against PWAs.
Centre for the Study of AIDS
Programmes and research from the University of Pretoria. The Centre has been
developed to ensure that the University as a whole is able to plan for, and
cope with, the impact that HIV / AIDS is likely to have on the institution and
the tertiary sector as a whole.
DramAidE, a project based at the University of Zululand, uses participatory
drama and other interactive educational methodologies to control the spread of
the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Programme in Cultural and Media Studies
The Graduate Programme for Cultural and Media Studies (CMS), University of
Natal, Durban offers Masters and PhD research courses in public health
communication. These courses are offered in association with DramAidE and
Health Economics and
HIV/AIDS Research Division
Located at the University of Natal, Durban, HEARD undertakes academic and
applied research into the economic, development and social impacts of HIV /
AIDS. The organisation undertakes academic teaching in health economics
related to HIV / AIDS, provides training workshops for senior
professionals concerned with planning for the impacts of the HIV / AIDS
epidemic, and organises conferences and symposia to identify ideas and
strategies and review interventions dealing with the HIV / AIDS epidemic.
The Centre for
Health Policy (CHP)
CHP does independent, multi-disciplinary health policy research and
development. Located within the Department of Community Health of the
University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
SHARP - Students' HIV
and AIDS Resistance Programme
Students AIDS programme at the University of Cape Town.
The African Studies Centre of the University of Pennsylvania in the United
States have this page as part of their web site with articles relating to
various impact of the AIDS epidemic on Africa.
List of online agencies related to African health issues.
African Medical and Research
AMREF's mission, in partnership with communities, governments and donors, is
to improve health care among the poor in African through service delivery,
training and research.
INTRAH East / Southern
Based at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, INTRAH assists
countries in various stages of development to improve the delivery of
reproductive health services through improved preparation and utilization of
their human resources.
Southern African AIDS
Information Dissemination service (SAfAIDS)
Capacity building prevention, awareness, publications.