Who We Are

The African Network for Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (ANECCA) is a network of clinicians and social scientists committed to promoting ways of improving the quality of clinical and non-clinical care of children affected by HIV/AIDS in the Africa region.

ANECCA was established in 2001 to address the growing recognition that children affected by HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa were largely neglected by existing health care systems.


“ANECCA’s mission is to improve access to quality and comprehensive HIV prevention, care, treatment and support services for children and adolescents  integrated within the broader maternal and child health framework.”


Every child in Africa has access to quality health services


The structure of ANECCA consists of members, a Board of Directors and Secretariat. Membership is open to individuals involved in providing or promoting services for prevention and care of HIV in children in Africa.

The Board of Directors is composed of 8 members from seven countries in Africa – Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The Board of Directors meets regularly to provide policy direction on the activities of the network, give technical direction to the Secretariat and deliberate on activities proposed by members. The Board of Directors forms and chairs sub-committees for specific technical areas and approves work plans and budgets for ANECCA.

The ANECCA Secretariat, headed by an Executive Director is based in Kampala, and manages the day to day activities of the Network. The Secretariat develops work plans and budgets. There is a Sub-Regional Secretariat based in Dakar Senegal, responsible for coordinating activities in Central and West Africa.