SAHARA Shared for Africa

STATUS: Current
PROJECT LEADER:Toefy, M.Y. (Mr Yoesrie)
OTHER TEAM MEMBERS: Pheiffer, M.W. (Ms Tilla), Pheiffer, M.W. (Ms Tilla), Andrews, G.V. (Dr Gail)


The HSRC established an alliance of partners to conduct, support and use Social Sciences Research to prevent the further spread of HIV and mitigate the impact of it. SAHARA is a vehicle for facilitating the sharing of research expertise, sharing knowledge, conducting multi-site, multi-country research that are intervention based with the explicit aim of generating new social science evidence.

The SHARED initiative will be used as a technological mechanism to enable users to make a positive impact on HIV, AIDS, TB and Malaria

The objective in creating the AFROAIDSINFO/SAHARA web portal and database is to provide access to comprehensive information on current HIV prevention activities to:

  • assist front-line workers in the development and delivery of high-quality, effective HIV prevention programs;
  • share knowledge (including lessons learned) and improve coordination of prevention activities, especially in Sub-Saharan countries;
  • accurately identify and maintain current information on the breadth and scope of African HIV prevention initiatives operating in communities across the continent, and
  • help identify strengths and opportunities in African prevention activities.