ANECCA (The African Network for Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS)

The African Network for Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (ANECCA) was established in 2001 to address the then growing recognition that children affected by HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa were largely neglected by most health programs.

ANECCA is a Pan-African Network of clinicians and social scientists committed to improving 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.

ANECCA has its headquarters in Kampala Uganda where it is registered as Not for profit Organization. It has a sub-regional secretariat in Dakar, Senegal.

Our Vision

Every child in Africa has access to quality health services

Our Mission

ANECCA is a Pan- African network committed to improving 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.

Structure of ANECCA

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.