Sabah AIDS Awareness Group Association (SAGA), formerly Sandakan AIDS Support Group Association (Registry of Societies Malaysia registration no. PPM-001-12-12092008), was established in 2008 as the non-governmental organisation leading the community-based HIV/AIDS response in Sabah in partnership with the Ministry of Health Malaysia and Malaysian AIDS Council. It was founded by Dr. Zaiton Binti Yahaya, a Family Medicine Specialist at Klinik Kesihatan Sandakan.
SAGA provides health services related to HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections to people living with HIV and key affected populations in Sandakan. In response to the rise in sexual transmission of HIV, it has also expanded its scope of services to cover other vulnerable populations such as women, youths and adolescents. In recent time, SAGA has also intensified its effort to improve access to treatment for patients from the economically vulnerable group.
OBJECTIVES OF SAGA