South African National Tuberculosis Association
In our 73 years of existence, we draw our pride from the individual expertise of our professional staff. We take time to prioritise our clients’ specific care needs. We tailor make solutions to even reach the most remote areas in the country, especially in the field of HIV /AIDS and TB.
Collaboration with other stakeholder is key to us and we commit ourselves to render excellent free service to all who live in South African, irrespective of age, gender or race. We salute and support the spirit of Ubuntu and follow the principles of Batho Pele.
The vision of SANTA is to help in the control of TB in the country, by being a full partner with government and other NGOs
We utilise the new technology to screen and Test for TB, HIV, Covid-19 and other diseases. The Xpert MTB/RIF is a cartridge-based nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for simultaneous rapid tuberculosis diagnosis and rapid antibiotic sensitivity test. It is an automated diagnostic test that can identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) DNA and resistance to rifampicin (RIF).
- We provide this service will high confidentiality
- Professional HIV Counselling and Testing
- Clients are motivated and referred to local HCT clinic when necessary.
- Project reports (communicated with HR department of the client)
Our areas of interest
- TB/HIV/COVID-19 Control, Prevention, Cure and Rehabilitation.
- Tobacco and lung diseases
- Capacity building
- Training and development
Linkages between SANTA and other NGOs
SANTA had close collaboration and linkages with TADSA and TB care in the country.
Internationally SANTA is a member of the largest TB NGO in the world, the International Union against TB and Lung Disease. We have even won the bid to host the 14th conference of the Africa region, that was hosted in the year 2002. SANTA has been elected secretariat to the Union Afrin region with an intention of establish a Union office here in South Africa in the current year.