About AfNHi

AfNHi is an African led network of HIV prevention research advocates based in Africa borne out of a joint vision by African Advocates. AfNHi is seeking to fast-track the biomedical HIV prevention research agenda on the continent through local ownership, using indigenous strategies to enhance Africa’s contribution to the Global goals.

The network began as an extended exchange around the need to champion African led advocacy in biomedical HIV prevention research among colleagues including WACI Health, New HIV Vaccine and Microbicides Advocacy Society (NHVMAS) and individual advocates.

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Core Values

Humanity (Ubuntu)

In all aspects of our programming, AfNHi holds a view Africa for Africa towards local empowerment for sustainable HIV prevention research advocacy


Adhere to practice of fairness in resource allocation for realization of justice in what we do


Strive to account for resources and results within our reach


Promote partnerships, synergy, meaningful community engagement and leverage of resources through beneficial and strategic linkages from within and without the organization and utilizing the skills and expertise of all our constituencies.

  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2015
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2012

    WACI health, Civil Society Platform on Health (CiSPHA) and the New HIV Vaccine and Microbicides Advocacy Society (NHVMAS) convened a meeting on HIV prevention research where the idea of an African led HIV prevention research network was born.
  • 2013

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    Further discussions about the African led HIV prevention research network were cemented during the first Biomedical HIV prevention Forum (BHPF) – ICASA Abuja Nigeria.
  • 2015

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    AVAC Partners’ Meeting became the impetus to formalize the structure. WACI Health was mandated as secretariat. A steering committee selected from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda.
  • 2017

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    Name Africa Free of New HIV Infections (AfNHi) adopted by the steering committee. AfNHi official launch – 3rd December at the Biomedical HIV Prevention Forum (BHPF) held as a pre-conference of the ICASA conference, Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire
  • 2018

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    Three year (2018 – 2020) AfNHi strategy and website developed.