SAA's mission is to promote policies and research to support individual government's national response to the epidsemic in the continent. The goal of is to decrease the spread and mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS and other STIs in the African continent, through various activities. [according to site editor's information]
Website on the 16th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa, in Addis Ababa, December 4-8, 2011. Theme: "Own, scale-up and sustain".
Objectives of ICASA 2011:
•Serve as an advocacy platform to mobilize African leaders, partners and the communities to increase ownership, commitment and support to the response.
•Provide a forum for exchange of knowledge, skills and consolidation of experiences and best practices in Africa and around the globe to scale up evidence-based response on HIV/AIDS/STIs, TB and Malaria to achieve the MDGs.
•Use as a forum to link and hold accountable political and national leaders, the scientific community, practitioners, communities, civil societies, the private sector and partners to scale-up and sustain the response.
•Create opportunities to define priorities and set policy and program agenda to enhance mobilization and effective utilization of resources. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]