Who we are

The African Network for the Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (ANECCA) is a network of clinicians and social scientists across Africa working to improve the quality of health care services for women, children, adolescents, young adults and their families in Africa by strengthening the RMNCAHN platform. ANECCA provides technical assistance to Ministries of Health, designs and implements health projects, produces resource materials for health care providers, and catalyzes innovations to respond to health needs of children, adolescents and their families.

It has built capacity of over 10,000 health workers and improved the lives of over 30,000 children and adolescents across Africa. ANECCA is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization registered in Uganda,Tanzania, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria.

It has its headquarters in Kampala, Uganda, a sub-regional secretariat in Dakar, Senegal to coordinate projects in French-speaking West and Central African countries and has focal persons in 22 countries. ANECCA has partnered and worked with various ministries of health in the region, 14 international and national level organizations involved in HIV programming and service delivery, and national paediatric associations in East, Central, Southern and West African countries.

This success has generated demand for ANECCA’s services by various direct beneficiaries, partner and collaborating organizations; government and donor funded programs.


Training of health care service providers by:

Conducting training needs assessments to identify skills gaps and prioritize training of health care providers at all levels of health care delivery systems; followed by needs-based training using various methods and approaches as appropriate.

Providing Technical Assistance to countries to develop and implement training program focusing on relevant topical areas that cover the various aspects of paediatric HIV care under ANECCA’s Ten-Point Package for Comprehensive Paediatric HIV Care framework.

Providing Technical Assistance to countries to establish and roll-out health care facility based clinical mentoring activities to consolidate health worker skills for identification, follow up and enrolment of HIV infected children and adolescents into care and treatment programs.

Development, production, dissemination and promotion of use of key resource materials for children and adolescents affected by HIV/AIDS in order to improve service delivery.
Collaborative operational research to generate evidence-based information for decision making in paediatric and adolescent HIV practice and programming.

Advocating for appropriate policies and programming approaches to promote universal access to paediatric and adolescent HIV prevention, care and treatment services.