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In South Africa since 1996.

Despite national prevention campaigns and significant biomedical innovations, South Africa still has the 4th highest HIV prevalence rate in the world. And adolescent girls are especially at risk—facing an infection rate 2.5x higher than males of the same age.

For 20 years, our work in South Africa has ensured access to quality health services for people of all ages living with HIV, delivered in an environment free of stigma or discrimination. See how change starts here.


Through our programs, 81,000+ young people participated in individual or small group sessions on HIV

48,000+ young people ages 10-24 tested and counseled on HIV through our programs

What We Do in South Africa

  • Focus on the unique sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents—the largest generation of young people in history—as they come of age
  • Reduce HIV infection rates of South African youth and prevent mother-to-child transmission among young HIV-positive mothers
  • Promote safer sex practices and guarantee accessibility to quality, integrated services for people living with HIV, delivered in a social environment that is free of stigma and discrimination
  • Improve service delivery to those living with HIV by building the capacity of public sector service providers, facility managers, peer educators, and community organizations

Discover Our Projects

A Re Itireleng

For communities in and around Groot Marico, in the North West Province of South Africa, their environment is everything—and they know they must act to preserve it. “A Re Itireleng” –meaning...

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Meet Our Staff

Sophia Ladha

Country Director

Sophia has more than 20 years of development experience with technical expertise in youth-friendly services, HIV and AIDS, reproductive health, gender, and institutional capacity building in Africa....

Together, we can ensure a path forward for all.