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SAfAIDS awarded 2013 NANGO award
Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS)
March 26, 2013

SAfAIDS is the 2013 recipient of the National Non Governmental Organisations (NANGO) award for Excellence in the fight against HIV/AIDS. To celebrate this prestigious award, SAfAIDS yesterday hosted a cocktail event to celebrate the award with its Board, Donors, Funders, Partners and SAfAIDS regional staff from its country offices. SAfAIDS has been running various programmes targeted at addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), HIV and tuberculosis (HIV).

Based in Harare, (Zimbabwe), with country offices in Pretoria (South Africa), Lusaka (Zambia), Manzini (Swaziland), and Maputo (Mozambique), SAfAIDS has been implementing programmes for the last 15 years in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The celebratory event strongly articulated the work that SAfAIDS is doing in the region with different groups of people as children, young women and men, traditional leaders and marginalised groups. Speaking at the event, Mrs Lois Chingandu, SAfAIDS Executive Director said, SAfAIDS is a centre of excellence and it is a great honour to be recognised by NANGO for the work that we are doing. We shall continue working hard to address SRHR, HIV and TB through advocacy, communication and social mobilisation.

SAfAIDS is set apart for the impact on young women, young people and communities through work that seeks to create equity in access to health services. Through the Changing Rivers Flow SAfAIDS has been working with Chiefs to address cultural issues that hinder access to health services. The NANGO award is given to recognise great efforts in addressing HIV and AIDS. SAfAIDS has a dynamic team that is doing great work and as NANGO we selected it for this award to appreciate the difference that the organisation is making within the Southern Region, said Dr. Zinhumwe, NANGO Chief Executive Officer.

Watershed College choir and Pierra Makondora entertained the guests through music and Princess Sibanda delivered an inspiring piece of poetry. A special thank you goes to all our donors and implementing partners that enable us to deliver and be efficient in our work through their continued support. We shall continue to strive to realise our vision which is to ensure that all people in Africa realize their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and are free from the burden of HIV, TB and other related developmental health issues.

SAfAIDS is humbled and motivated to do more work and to continue being a centre of excellence!

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