preserve. remember.
learn. reflect.

The Board

Brian Brink Group Medical Consultant, Anglo-American (Johannesburg)

Ernest Darkoh cofounder of Broadreach Healthcare (Johannesburg)

Stephen Lewis Co-director AIDS-Free World, former UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV-AIDS in Africa (Toronto)

Morolake Odetoyinbo Project director of Positive Action for Treatment Access in Nigeria, and board member of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, And Malaria (Lagos)

Joy Phumaphi Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, former Vice President of the World Bank, former Health Minister of Botswana (Francistown)

Deirdre Prins-Solani Director of the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa, President of the African Council for African Museums (Cape Town)

Theo Sowa Independent Advisor on development and women's issues (Accra / London)

Jeffrey Sturchio Senior Partner, Rabin Martin, former CEO of Global Health Council (New York)

Ngaire Blankenberg Founder, Principal Consultant, Lord Cultural Resources (Johannesburg / Toronto / Barcelona)

Stephanie Nolen Founder and Chair of the Board, Foreign correspondent, Globe and Mail; author of 28 stories of AIDS in Africa (Rio de Janeiro / Canada)


Acting Directors
Ngaire Blankenberg
Stephanie Nolen

Program Director
Namhla Mbunge

Financial Coordinator
Collins Sakwane

The Mission

To be the world’s premiere public institution to collect, preserve, remember, interpret, share and exhibit the history of the origins, spread, and impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa as well as the past and present experiences of AIDS in Africa.

The Museum
of AIDS in Africa

is a pan-African institution that is working towards opening in a new, dedicated building in South Africa. It will include a traveling mobile museum and a major virtual component.

The Museum exists today as a number of dynamic public programs, special exhibitions, and virtual experiences. Find out more about the Museum’s current activities.

The Museum of AIDS in Africa was formally incorporated as a non-profit organization in South Africa in March 2012. It was founded by Ngaire Blankenberg and Stephanie Nolen.

The Vision

To transform the individual and social response to the African AIDS epidemic by honouring those who have lost their lives, empowering those infected and affected, building knowledge and understanding about the history, science and response to the pandemic, to support the ultimate goal of an Africa free from AIDS.