African Services Committee

Conducts HIV testing, prevention, and AIDS support in Ethiopia. Provides health, legal, housing, and social services to African immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers in the US.

Founded in 1981 by Ethiopian refugees in New York to give a helping hand to other newcomers, African Services Committee assists African immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Services focus on HIV prevention and access to AIDS treatment and care.

asc-photo2African Services took its successful model for HIV/AIDS testing, care and support for African communities in the Diaspora to the frontlines of the global pandemic in Ethiopia.  Working in the heart of the community in three locations—Addis Ababa, Kombolcha and Mekele—we target the most underserved and at risk populations.  Since 2003, we have tested over 95,000 people.

African Services uses a mobile testing unit to bring HIV prevention education and free, confidential testing to Ethiopia’s rural communities in 4 regions. In addition, African Services works with families with HIV-positive children, providing pediatric HIV support including vital medication, treatment monitoring, and nutritional supplements.

Today, we know that HIV/AIDS is preventable and treatable, yet HIV testing and care is one of the most critical unmet needs in the struggle to end the HIV/AIDS crisis. The challenges facing Ethiopia are many, but with continued care and support we can give them the possibility of a truly positive future.

Contact Information

African Services Committee
429 West 127th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10027
T: (212) 222-3882
F: (212) 222-7067

Financial Information

African Services Committee is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.

Photo right: A lab technician at our Addis Ababa Shola Market clinic tests specimens for HIV.
Photo left: A pediatric nurse distributes vital medication, staple foods, and vitamins/minerals to mothers and children at our Mekele Clinic.

Donate Now to African Services Committee


Your donation will help us continue the fight against HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia through prevention and treatment.

  • $25 buys 10 HIV testing kits.
  • $75 buys vitamins for a pregnant or lactating mom for one year.
  • $100 provides the capital required for a family to start a small business as part of African Services Committe’s micro-lending program.
  • $250 provides essential nutrition—milk, eggs, and lentils—for one year for a child living with HIV.

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To donate to this member charity by check, please print our designation form and mail it with your check to

Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608

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