APHA is dedicated to supporting civil society, communities and health care workers in their fight to prevent the spread of HIV in South Africa. We do this by mobilizing communities and contributing to capacity development through collaborations with advocacy groups and key stakeholders.
Our aim is to ensure that communities engage from a position of strength and that all interventions put the needs and rights of affected communities first.
As part of our engagement and advocacy work, we gather and document best practices to advance and inform sustainable approaches, as well as helping researchers, funders, implementers, government entities and product developers to ensure that products and policies take into account the lived reality of the end- users.
APHA also strives to facilitate opportunities and spaces for young people, marginalized groups and communities to recognize, develop and use their assets to be able to actively engage around processes, policies and decisions that affect them directly.