It is with great regret that HIVSA says farewell to its founding director and CEO , Steven Whiting, who has been at the helm of HIVSA since its inception in 2002. Jean Armstrong, HIVSA’s current Porgramme Director has accepted to take over the role of Chief Executive Officer of HIVSA with effect from 1st March 2014.
Jean Armstrong has 15 years experience in NGO programme management in the development sector with a focus on early childhood development, training and community based support programmes. She holds a BA and Honours majoring in psychology and community development and is working towards her masters in the social aspects of HIV and AIDS.
On behalf of the HIVSA Board of Directors, we welcome Jean Armstrong to this appointment
HIVSA is pleased to announce that Marius Du Plessis, in his capacity as HIVSA Financial Director, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of HIVSA with effect from 1st January 2014.
Marius , in his position as HIVSA Financial Manager, has provided sound oversight and guidance to the HIVSA financial department.
Marius, who graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Stellenbosch University and holds a B.Compt(Hons) CTA from UNISA, is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
On behalf of the HIVSA Board of Directors, we welcome Marius to this appointment.
Marius Du Plessis: Promoted to Financial Director & to the HIVSA Board of Directors.
Yashmita Naidoo: Promoted to Programme Director - Community System Strengthening.
Neo Mohajane: Promoted to Programme Director - Health System Strengthening.
Lintle Rakgokong: Monitoring & Evaluation Manager.
Enock Zibengwa: Promoted to OVC Programme Manager.
HIVSA USSD services together with the Hi4LIFE mobile health application reach 3 million South Africans with the aim to educate, inspire and stimulate behaviour change
South African non-profit organisation HIVSA showed its support at the World AIDS Day 2014 event hosted by the City of Joburg, held at Ubuntu Kraal in Orlando West, Soweto on 29 November.
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.