Partner Organisations

The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) provides the operational and financial management of the ICASA 2013 Conference. FPD is a leading African health development organisation established by the South African Medical Association in 1997. FPD is based in South Africa but carries out its activities in numerous African countries. FPD is a registered Private Institution of Higher Education and annually provides management and clinical training to more than 50 000 students across the region. In partnership with the South African Government FPD has supported access to AIDS treatment to more than 200 000 PLHIV. Part of its educational mandate is to organise numerous conferences, including: the bi-annual SA AIDS Conference (in partnership with Dira Sengwe), the bi-annual SA TB Conferences, the OVC in Africa Conference and a number of other international conferences. (For additional information on FPD please access the website (