WELCOME TO ARASA
We are a regional partnership of over 90 non-governmental organisations working together to promote a human rights based response to HIV and TB in southern and east Africa, through capacity building and advocacy.
ARASA is the Regional Community Partner for the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban
The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) is the African Community Partner for AIDS 2016. We are very excited to welcome you all in Durban! ARASA is co-hosting, facilitating and presenting at a number of sessions at AIDS 2016 in Durban, in addition to co-hosting the Human Rights Networking Zone with the Canadian AIDS Legal Network in the Global Village. We look forward to seeing you there and engaging in aligning human rights and HIV/TB.
What is ARASA doing, find out here!
In the spirit of joint responsibility and ownership for a targeted effort to address the dual epidemics, ARASA in collaboration with partner organisations from across Southern and East Africa; undertook to create accessible and scientifically accurate training and advocacy tool, to promote the accelerated implementation of the Six I’s for HIV/TB.
“We have known how to cure TB for more than 50 years. What we have lacked is the will and the resources to quickly diagnose people with TB and get them the treatment they need. The world has made defeating AIDS a top priority. This is a blessing. But TB remains ignored. Today we are calling on the world to recognize that we can't fight AIDS unless we do much more to fight TB as well." Nelson Mandela (2014) To download the Toolkit click here.