The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) brings together government, civil society and the private sector to create a collective response to HIV, TB and STIs in South Africa. The Council is chaired by the Deputy President of South Africa.
The vision of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) is to have a South Africa free from the burden of HIV, TB and STIs. Our vision is underpinned by the commitment to ZERO new HIV and TB infections, ZERO preventable HIV and TB deaths and ZERO HIV and TB discrimination. We are a long way from ZERO on all three of these fronts.
To build a credible Secretariat that leads the effective implementation of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) through superb execution and coordination of government, civil society and the private sector.
The main objectives of the Council are to:
Foster dialogue between government, civil society and all other stakeholders and to oversee the country’s response to HIV, TB and STIs;
Advise government on HIV and AIDS, TB and STI policy and strategy and related matters;
Strengthen the governance, leadership and management of the response to HIV, TB and STIs at national, provincial, district and local levels;
Strengthen the multi-sectoral response to HIV, TB and STIs as a contribution to the overall social and economic development of South Africa, including but not limited to policy review, programme management and co-ordination, technical assistance and capacity building and sectoral support;
Mobilise resources domestically and internationally to finance the response to HIV, TB and STIs, including but not limited to estimating expenditure and resource needs, fund-raising from domestic and international institutions, including Treasury, donor co-ordination and investigating new sources of funding for the multi-sectoral response and the NSP;
Ensure the monitoring of progress against the targets set in the NSP and ensure mid and end of term evaluations for the prevailing NSP;
Create and strengthen partnerships for an expanded national response in South Africa to HIV, TB and STI among government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), donors of funds, agencies of the United Nations, the South African private sector and people living with HIV, TB and STIs.