The Centre For HIV-AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS)

The Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS) is a South African public benefit organization founded in 2010. CHAPS operates in Southern Africa with offices in South Africa and Swaziland, and collaborative partnerships in several sub-Saharan countries. Our goal is to increase the overall quality of health of citizens and optimize public health programming by providing innovative and preventative health solutions through the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based strategies. Our vision is to be Leaders in advancing health and well-being of local communities.

Who We Are. What We Do

CHAPS is one of the largest, proudly South African non-governmental organizations (NGO) focused on innovative community-based health access. Through our pioneering work in research, CHAPS has successfully implemented and disseminated sustainable evidence-based health solutions throughout South Africa and the region. CHAPS is internationally recognized as a leading NGO in providing research, capacity building and VMMC services. It has rendered efficient and innovative services to six sub-Saharan African countries in areas such as program design, demand creation, training, service provision and quality assurance.

In alignment with our Vision, CHAPS is committed to the following objectives to:

Reduce new HIV infections through comprehensive combination prevention programmes including high impact VMMC, PrEP and routine HIV testing.

Realize the 95-95-95 UNAIDS goals through active ART initiation and supportive adherence towards viral suppression.

Mitigate the impact of TB through screening and preventative measures.

-To Innovate and disseminate biomedical health solutions for treatment and prevention of prolific diseases in the SADC region.

Promote development in South Africa by providing support through technical assistance (training) and research.

Provide general health care in communities using conventional and innovative strategies.

Contribute to the national disease prevention goals through comprehensive screening and wellness modalities.

Expand the public health knowledge base through targeted ground-breaking research to inform policy and for decision making.

Provide capacity building interventions that contribute to the regions health systems strengthening.

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Who is Chaps

The Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS) is a dynamic public benefit South African based organisation, offering a diverse range of services in healthcare and skills development, with a specific focus on medical male circumcision as a biomedical intervention for HIV prevention.

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Yuki Doubles his Defence

See the journey of international soccer player Dennis Yuki Masina, as he becomes a health ambassador for medical male circumcision (MMC) for the Swaziland Ministry of Health and CHAPS.Medical Male circumcision can reduce your risk of getting HIV by 60%! Take responsibility for your health.
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Facts And Figures

  • VMMC's done for June is = 6221
  • The HTS for June is = 13345