South African AIDS Trust
CSAT Hub for Southern Africa
The Southern African AIDS Trust (SAT) established in 1990, is an independent regional NGO that supports community responses to HIV and AIDS through community capacity strengthening and in-depth partnerships to enhance community HIV and AIDS competence.
SAT strongly believes that the inherent strengths of communities such as a deep understanding of contexts and the impacts of HIV and AIDS, solidarity, empathy and practical experience-based solutions remain a great resource in designing and implementing development-aligned HIV and AIDS responses.
To this effect, SAT commits to contribute towards mobilising, supporting and improving these community strengths, to enable people of the SADC region have universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support and to mitigation of the impact of AIDS on communities and its members, through an expanded, comprehensive and sustained response to HIV and AIDS.
Ultimately – leadership, sustainability and solutions to development lie within the affected communities themselves.
Currently SAT is working in partnership with 130 community based organisations and national advocacy and networking partners per annum in five SADC countries ( Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe). At the regional level, SAT also partners with emerging regional organisations.