Our Mission and Vision
NZAF has a vision of a world without HIV and AIDS. We aim to achieve this through our mission of preventing the transmission of HIV and providing support for people living with HIV, their partners and whānau.
NZAF seeks to be a responsible, credible and accountable organisation that values an informed, strategic and education-based approach to tackling New Zealand’s HIV epidemic. We are a community-centred organisation and are committed to promoting biculturalism and diversity that is representative of Aotearoa.
Our values guide our behaviour and influence how we will achieve our mission. For NZAF staff, these values mean that when we are:
- Engaging with our communities... we are working in partnership and connected with our communities.
- Informed…we value, and are led by, research, knowledge, experience, qualifications and evidence.
- Ethical… we are being consistent with our code of ethics, our mission, our kaupapa and our principles.
- Respectful… we treat each other and others in the way we wish to be treated.
- Transparent… we are open in our communication, clear and consistent in our processes and provide rationale for our actions.
- Strategic… we are adaptable, timely, outcome focused, we plan astutely and we have a broad overview and use an analytical approach working towards both short and long-term goals
About the New Zealand AIDS Foundaton
The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) is New Zealand’s national HIV prevention and health services organisation. The work of NZAF includes HIV prevention and community engagement, testing and health services, science and advocacy. This work is funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Health through trusts and grant-making bodies and through donations from individuals and businesses.
NZAF's National Office is in Auckland. There are regional centres in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and contracted professionals providing rapid testing and counselling services in most areas of New Zealand.
NZAF is a registered charity that grew out of gay community initiatives in the 1980s and today it brings history, passion, commitment, expertise and diversity to meet the emerging trends of the HIV epidemic and the changing needs of the communities it serves.