SAA Membership Benefits

Becoming a SAA Member(Individual, Institution, and Student)

SAA draws its membership from persons and organizations engaged in Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS-related activities. They may be recommended by the executive committee as honorary members on account of their special contribution to the fight against AIDS.


Why become a SAA Membership?

  1. Access to the SAA membership database
    Being a member of SAA allows you to publish your articles, news, and stories on your profile.
  1. Access to networking
    Achieving the Global Goal of ending AIDS by 2030 and strenghtening our health system is a collective effort. The SAA membership platform has an avenue that allows members to communicate with each other and share resources, findings, and information.
  1. Become part of the ICASA Programme committees after 4 consecutive years of membership
    After four years of membership, active members are eligible to join any of the ICASA programme committees and assist the ICASA ICC in decision-making.
  1. Access to the latest information on SAA activities
    As a member of SAA, you will receive up-to-date information on upcoming SAA activities.
  1. Receive frequent electronic alerts on SAA membership status.
    As a member of SAA, you will receive an update on your membership status, including the date of registration and the date your membership is due.
  1. Get an opportunity to decide the membership of the SAA governing council
    As a member of SAA, you are entitled to vote for who becomes a member of the SAA governing council.
  1. Get a 5% discount on forthcoming ICASA as a SAA paid member.
    As a SAA paid member, you are also entitled to a 5% discount on your registration fee for the forthcoming ICASA Conference.
  1. Access all past ICASA Abstracts
    As a member of SAA, you have access to past ICASA Abstracts.


Criteria for SAA Election Eligibility

In order to contest or be nominated for a position on the SAA Administrative Council, the candidate must meet the following requirements:

  1. The candidate must be educated to second degree level in Human/Medical/Behavioral or Social sciences (in a relevant field of study).
  2. The candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of work experience in the field of HIV/AIDS, STIs, Sexual & Reproductive Health, or other related issues.
  3. The candidate must have a minimum of 5 publications in a relevant field of work.
  4. The candidates should be able to make available the names and contacts of 3 referees who should have had work relationship with the candidate at some point.
  5. The candidate should have attended a minimum of 3 ICASAs, justify by the ICASA certificate of participation.
  6. The candidate should have paid his SAA membership fees for at least 3 subsequent years.

Critères d’éligibilités au conseil Administratif de la SAA :

  1. Avoir un niveau universitaire de 3 cycle en science sociale/médecine.
  2. Avoir un minimum de cinq années d’expériences de travail en santé reproductive, VIH/SIDA, MST ou des expériences relatives a votre spécialité.
  3. Avoir au moins cinq 5 publications a son actif.
  4. Fournir au moins trois références relatives aux fonctions occupées.
  5. Avoir participé au moins à 3 conférences ICASA/SISMA, justifiées par les attestions de participation à la conférence
  6. S’acquitter de sa cotisation de membre sur 3 années consécutives.