Northern African Network of AIDS Service Organizations (NANASO)

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Founded within the framework of U-XE2126 - African Council of AIDS Service Organizations (AfriCASO). First official institutional meeting, Dec 2004, Tunis (Tunisia). No activities reported since 2005.


Contribute to subregional effort for the prevention against Sexually Transmitted Infections/Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STI/STD), primarily HIV/AIDS infection so as to halt its propagation and to reduce its effects; promote among the concerned population educational messages which best correspond to their concerns and lives, with particular importance given to the most vulnerable groups; inform journalists and opinion leaders of the most up-to-date and pertinent information and provide them with any arguments that concord with the attitude adopted by the associated networks; support and comfort people who are directly or indirectly affected by STDs and HIV/AIDS; take part in implementing the components related to both sexual and reproductive health and which are registered in the Action Programme adopted by the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD - Cairo (Egypt) 1994); ensure that NANASO has an active presence on regional and international levels so that it takes part in the alliances, dialogue and thematic networks and participates actively in the plea against AIDS in Africa as part of the South-to-South cooperation; bring to the African Economic, Social and Cultural Council, a permanent sensitivity to HIV/AIDS and lobby through the African Union all African governments to take adequate decisions in addressing the plight of affected people and conduct policies to prevent HIV/AIDS spread.


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Congress (every 2 years). Rotating Secretariat and Presidency (every 2 years). Secretariat hosted by the Tunisian Associative Network Against AIDS -- Réseau Associatif National Contre le SIDA (RANCS).


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality



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