About Us

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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Primary Healthcare Services

MMC Training & qaulity assurance

M&E research, learning

Do you want a free circumcision?

Primary Healthcare Services

MMC Training & qaulity assurance

M&E research, learning

Our Mission

To reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in South Africa and the region by providing innovative biomedical health solutions, particularly the safe and efficient VMMC scale-up as part of a fully comprehensive HIV prevention strategy.

Our values

Respect

To treat the patient as we would like to be treated – with care, compassion, competence.

Integrity

To provide services in an honest, ethical and responsible manner.

Innovation

To foster a dynamic problem-solving environment that is innovative to support, train and deliver VMMC services in the most efficient, cost-effective and exceptional manner.

Care and support after your circumcision

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Goals and Objectives

  • To impact South Africa positively by working to reduce new HIV infections and improve health outcomes.
  • To help South Africa reach its goal of 80% medical male circumcision coverage by 2016 by assisting with the implementation of the South African Government Policy of voluntary medical male circumcision through service delivery and technical assistance.
  • To promote and provide a friendly and convenient environment for males to access medical male circumcision and a variety of other healthcare services.
  • To provide the highest quality of medical male circumcision training, that is Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified.
  • To expand the public health knowledge base through targeted, ground breaking research.
Ceo Dr Dirk Taljaard

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