Stop AIDS in Liberia, (SAIL) has been helping to support the development initiatives and efforts of Liberia as a means to contribute to filling the critical gaps and helping to change the poverty and disease situations in Liberia. SAIL’s effort has over time been significant in human rights protection and public health interventions. The organization strives to promote and protect the rights of all people of Liberia regardless of sex, age, nationality, race, sexual orientations, and gender identities, health status, ethnicity or tribal background.
SAIL was founded on the 28th of September 1998, with the aims and objectives of creating HIV and AIDS awareness targeting the Youth, Sex Workers, PLWHIV as well as providing Home Based Care and Counselling for community members. In 2010, the organization expanded its scope to address issues affecting persons of diverse Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities (SOGI) and other key populations including sex workers, men who have sex with men, and drug users.
SAIL envisions a non-discriminatory and an AIDS free society where Liberians live healthier and happier lives. The mission of SAIL is to: contribute to the reduction of the spread of HIV and AIDS through the promotion of human rights by supporting research, documentation, strategic engagements, advocacy, campaigns, education, capacity building, protections, prevention, care and treatment services through support to Key Populations, People Living with HIV, and other vulnerable groups, especially sexual minorities and most at risks groups in Liberia.
- To increase institutional performance by enhancing the capacity of staff and Board through promotion of fundraising, participation, training, and career development.
- To contribute to strengthening regulatory, legislative policy environment for marginalized groups with focus on sexual minorities by engaging with policy makers and key stakeholders in Liberia.
- To improve service delivery through community engagement, partnership and service provision targeting key populations and other sexual minority groups.
Board of Directors
- Professor Stephen M. Jubwe, Sr, Chairman
- Dr. Stephen B. Kennedy, Co-Chairman
- Mr. Stephen K McGill, Secretary
- Dr. J. Qwelibo Subah, Member
- Mr. Ralph Geeplay, Member
- Mr. Roderick G. Smith, Member
- Mrs. Esther Paegar, Member
- Ms. Comfort Kpan, Member
At Sail We are Guided by the Following Values
- We promote diversity
- We are participants-focused
- We embrace Integrity
- We advocate for Justice
- We believe and practice Professionalism
- We strive for quality and excellence
- We foster Partnerships
SAIL operates in the following locations:
- Grand Bassa
- Grand Gedeh
- River Gee
- Mary Land