Who we are
The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society (SAHCS) is a membership organisation of over 10 000 healthcare workers with an interest in HIV. SAHCS’s mission is to promote evidence-based, quality HIV healthcare in southern Africa.
SAHCS is a non-profit company (NPC) and is governed by a Board of Directors. The current Board is led by elected President, Prof. Yunus Moosa and elected Deputy President, Dr Ndiviwe Mphothulo.
SAHCS has one committee, the Child and Adolescent Committee, which is governed by a six member leadership group. The purpose of the committee is to advance best practice HIV prevention, care and treatment services for children and adolescents.
SAHCS’s membership includes doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals working in the field of HIV. Members of SAHCS are amongst the most respected and influential HIV clinicians and policy makers within southern Africa and hold prestigious positions within academic, public and private organisations in the field of HIV in the region.
SAHCS’s secretariat is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is led by the Chief Executive Officer, Juliet Houghton.
Juliet Houghton is an HIV Nurse Specialist (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Social Anthropologist (Brunel University London). With over 25 years of clinical and non-profit work in the HIV, TB, and sexual-health space, Juliet brings all her experience as a clinician, prescriber, creative thinker and leader to SAHCS.
SAHCS vision, mission and values:
Vision: To ensure the end of HIV through quality comprehensive, evidence-based education, training and clinical advocacy for healthcare workers.
Mission: To strengthen and support quality comprehensive, evidence-based HIV healthcare in Southern Africa.
Guardian: we strive for clinical excellence through promoting respect for humanity, equality ethical and evidence-based practice.
Responsible: we seek to enhance the credibility of Southern African healthcare by adhering to the principles of good governance, accountability and transparency.
Selfless & Co-operative: we aim to enhance healthcare access and build healthcare providers’ capacity through establishing supportive, inclusive and empathetic relationships within the healthcare community.
Pioneering and Self-empowering: through mutual empowerment, independent and courageous advocacy and the pioneering of new discoveries we endeavour to do great things to advance quality HIV/TB care in our region.