Celebrating 25 Years

SAHCS - Celebrating 25 years (Est. 1998)

The beginning of SAHCS
1997   -   The SAHCS was conceptualised in 1997 at a meeting of southern African clinicians in Geneva, to bring together clinicians in the field of HIV/AIDS so that it could act as a centre of expertise for the purposes of disseminating such expertise to those practising in the field.
1998   -   The SAHCS was constituted as a Clinicians’ Society and registered as a Section 21 company in 1998.

SAHCS growth
SAHCS has played a significant role in the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa. 
Over the last two and a half decades SAHCS has undergone considerable organisational growth and development.
  • SAHCS is strategically positioned to provide support with its extensive membership and reputation as a source of best practice information. SAHCS members are respected, influential HIV clinicians, key opinion leaders and policy makers throughout southern Africa.
  • SAHCS vision is to promote the highest quality, cost-effective, standard of healthcare for all persons in southern Africa living with HIV. 
  • SAHCS enjoys strong relationships with partner organisations and other stakeholders.
  • SAHCS continues to make significant contributions to the widespread adoption of HIV best practice through a variety of activities, including:
    • CME meetings
    • Online training courses 
    • Development of best practice guidelines
    • Biennial SAHCS conference
    • Online discussion groups
    • Scholarship programmes for healthcare professionals
    • SAHCS publications – the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine (SAJHIVMED) and HIV Nursing Matters
    • Clinical tips – short SMS clinical messages 
  • SAHCS is positioned as guardian of the standard of HIV care, and gives members a voice within HIV healthcare.
  • SAHCS monitors and informs the development and implementation of national HIV policy, and advocates for policies that support the highest standard of healthcare. 
SAHCS represents a powerful and independent voice within southern Africa, with key representation from the most experienced and respected professionals working in the fight against HIV.

SAHCS call for action
SAHCS relies on donor funding - Support our mission to strengthen and support quality comprehensive, evidence-based HIV healthcare in Southern Africa by donating.  

Enter the Rand amount in the block below before clicking on the Donate Now button highlighted in blue. You will then be redirected to the PayFast screen (PayFast is a secure online payment gateway).

Donations are tax deductible:

SAHCS, as a public benefit organisation, has been approved for purposes of section 18A(1)(a) of the Income Tax Act (the Act) therefore donations to SAHCS are tax deductible, subject to the limitations prescribed in the Act.