SRHR Africa Trust (SAT) supports adolescents and young people in southern Africa to walk healthy, happy, confident & safe pathways to adulthood. We’re a 32-year-old NGO and network of activists, NGOs, and supporters, focused on young people, SRHR, and the drivers of adolescent health and wellness.
All our programming is with young people and through young people, and our Youth Hubs and partner organisations link young people to one another, as well as linking them to health services, governments, the African Union Commission, and global agencies.
SAT has offices and programming in South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, and a network of partners and programming in Namibia, Mozambique, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, and Burkino Faso. Watch this space for Uganda to join the network soon. The office in South Africa also houses the regional function which collaborates with partners globally, at the African Union Commission, at SADC level in Southern Africa.
SRHR Africa Trust is an UN ECOSOC ACCREDITED Non-Profit Organisation
SAT was established in 1990 by a consortium of the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), the University of Manitoba, McMaster University, and the Canadian Society for International Health with a mandate to support community-based organizations to strengthen programming in HIV and AIDS in Southern Africa. In 2003, SAT was incorporated as an independent regional, not for profit organization called the Southern African AIDS Trust. Since then, SAT has evolved its programming to focus on sexual and reproductive health rights in eastern and southern Africa, and is now called the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Africa Trust – better known as SRHR Africa Trust (SAT).