The CEO of HIVSA, Mr Steven Whiting and Ms Charlize Theron of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project announced the Choma Mobile Phone Health Initiative on Wednesday 31th July in Johannesburg .
Choma, which is focused on young women and girls, will include interactive magazine content through various mobile channels including Mxit and Facebook.
HIVSA is a South African non-profit organisation that was established in March of 2002. It offers comprehensive, therapeutic care to those individuals infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as their families (especially those living in impoverished circumstances).
Our vision is to reduce the impact on South Africa of HIV/AIDS and other health-related issues, in collaboration with the community and other key stakeholders.
Our mission is to develop and implement innovative and multi-disciplinary programmes that directly contribute to the increased well-being, upliftment and education of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
HIVSA Annual Report 2012: Click here to download pdf
Our Focus Areas
HIVSA has evolved into a dynamic organisation that focuses on the development and implementation of community health projects, including the provision of education and training to the Department of Health and Social Development, Gauteng. In addition we continue to provide support to our local NGOs and other partnering organisations.
- Community Health Projects – We provide support to the most vulnerable in our communities, targeting youth and adolescents, pregnant women and their partners, and the infirm.
- Education and Training – HIVSA is an accredited training provider with the Health and Welfare Seta. We provide a variety of courses, accredited and non-accredited, that are aimed at health workers. In addition, HIVSA provides a Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC) course to counsellors working in the field of HIV and AIDS.