CISPHA -Civil Society platform for Health African

We started out as World AIDS Campaign (WAC) in 1997, to focus on raising public awareness on specific issues on the global AIDS response. This was achieved by working to support and strengthen campaigning on HIV accountability among diverse civil society constituencies worldwide.

WACI was also tasked to lead the planning and observance of the International World Aids Day. In 2004, we became an independent Non-Governmental Organization with a secretariat in the Netherlands.

In 2008, the organization undertook a strategic shift that led to the registration of World Aids Campaign International (WACI) in South Africa. Over the following (4) years, WACI would see a range of institutional and leadership transitions. From a global organization, founded and headquartered in Europe, working in various geographical regions, including: Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, to an organization that is today based and focused on Africa addressing not only HIV and TB but also broader issues in health.

The organization’s deliberate shift to focus on Africa was guided by the need to be more conscientious, more innovative and even more accountable and streamlined in our approaches as we continued to ensure that the organization maintained her pivotal role in the global AIDS response, while continually embracing and incorporating the broader health development agenda into her work.

In 2016, after seven (7) years as World AIDS Campaign International, the organization rebranded to WACI Health.

The platform’s work is guided by a 3-year strategy, whose objectives are as follows:


Significantly increase and sustain advocacy efforts to hold African Union Member States accountable to their commitments to the Abuja 15% for health declaration


Enhance delivery systems through a sustained human right based approach and promote the enforcement and protection against violations for health and HIV related human rights


Increase civil society engagement capacity in ensuring the Health goal and related targets of the post-2015 development framework and AU 2063 targets are achieved within priorities of regional and national development agenda’s

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Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 711 308 858

Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: +27 (71) 4939690

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 911 686 246