The Centre for HIV/AIDS Networking (HIVAN) has a long history of working in the field of HIV and AIDS and TB:
- We have built a country-wide database of over 12 000 support service providers;
- Annually, we disseminate upwards of 20 000 directories capacitating service providers in all sectors, and
- We engage in a variety of face-to-face networking activities including forums, workshops and training.
Over the past decade there have been a lot of very positive changes in the health landscape of South Africa. People now live and work with HIV and for many HIV has become a chronic disease. Likewise, living with immune deficiencies has created new vulnerabilities for people affected by non-communicable and communicable diseases; a need for socio-economic support; human rights and legal support and increased pressure for training, education and development programmes.
HIVAN’s focus has expanded and matured with these changes such that our database, wider networking and capacity building activities now more broadly reflect service provision in health, well-being and development in South Africa.
With this broadening of focus we felt it was time to change our name to one that more fully conveys the scope of our products, activities and expertise.
Through a consultative process with our partner organisations and our staff we are now very pleased and proud to announce our new name and tag line. This new brand speaks to our history and gives us a broader stage on which to engage with all stakeholders in the years to come. We hope you will agree with us.
Our new identity was unveiled at a launch event held on 23 November 2012 at The Priority Zone in Monty Naicker Street, Durban. The launch was attended by a variety of representatives, including community organisations, funders and partners.
Info4Africa is a self-funded Centre of the School of Applied Human Sciences, College of Humanities, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Info4Africa’s database is available in the following ways:
- Directories for each Province (Series 6 in production);
- Mobile Phone;
- Call *130*448# (Free call except on Vodacom. Vodacom users call *120*448#)
- SMS 45080
For more information on info4africa call 0860 448 911 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This directory series of HIV-related services in South Africa is partially made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President's Emergency Plan (PEPFAR). The contents are the responsibility of info4africa (through a sub-agreement with the Foundation for Professional Development) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.
For more about Info4Africa, refer to www.info4africa.org.za.
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