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Press release: ICASA 2019: Assessment visit to Rwanda

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Press release: ICASA 2019: Assessment visit to Rwanda

A team made up of the SAA President, Dr. Ihab Ahmed, the SAA Treasurer, Dr. Namwinga Chintu and the SAA Coordinator/ICASA Director, Mr. Luc Bodea, under the invitation of the Government of Rwanda, embarked on a 3 day official visit to Rwanda to conduct an assessment visit in response to the submission bid of Rwanda to host ICASA 2019.

During the 3 day assessment visit, the SAA Team was welcomed by the Prime Minister of Rwanda, Hon. Édouard Ngirente and the Minister of Health of Rwanda, Dr. Diane Gashumba.

The SAA Team led by Dr. Ihab Ahmed, SAA President, together with the Minister of Health, Dr. Diane Gashumba paid a courtesy call on the President of Rwanda, His Excellency Paul Kagame.

His Excellency expressed his desire and personal commitment in his country’s interest to host ICASA 2019 and pledged his government’s support through the Ministry of Health to make sure that Rwanda was successful in winning the bid to host ICASA 2019.

SAA President, Dr. Ihab Ahmed, on behalf of the Executive Board, expressed his gratitude to His Excellency Paul Kagame, for his commitment to host ICASA 2019 and also take the opportunity to congratulate him on his upcoming tenure as Head of State of the African Union. He later explained that he will translate his message to the SAA Executive Board and to SAA members as well.

FROM THE LEFT: DR. DIANE GASHUMBA, MINISTER OF HEALTH OF RWANDA, DR. IHAB AHMED, SAA PRESIDENT, HIS EXECELLENCY PAUL KAGAME, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA, MR. LUC BODEA, SAA COORDINATOR/ICASA DIRECTOR & DR. NAMWINGA CHINTU, SAA TREASURER

 

Mr. Luc Bodea, Director of ICASA/SAA Coordinator exchanging pleasantries with His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda. with Dr. Namwinga Chintu, SAA Treasurer and Dr. Ihab Ahmed, SAA President.

Dr. Namwinga Chintu, SAA Treasurer exchanging pleasantries with His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda with Dr. Ihab Ahmed, SAA President.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ihab Ahmed, SAA President.Coordinator exchanging pleasantries with His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda. with Dr. Namwinga Chintu, SAA Treasurer and Mr. Luc Bodea, Director of ICASA/SAA

His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda. with Dr. Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health of Rwanda in a discussion with Dr. Ihab Ahmed, SAA President, Dr. Namwinga Chintu, SAA Treasurer and Mr. Luc Bodea, Director of ICASA/SAA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ihab Ahmed, SAA President, Dr. Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health of Rwanda, Dr. Namwinga Chintu, SAA Treasurer and Mr. Luc Bodea, SAA Coordinator/ICASA Director

 

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

About The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA)

The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), the custodian of ICASA was founded in 1989 at the fourth International Symposium on AIDS and Associated Cancers in Africa (now ICASA) held in Marseille, France by a group of African scientists, activists and advocates in response to this epidemic. SAA envisions and African continent free of HIV, TB and malaria and their debilitating effects on communal and societal structures, where people are socially and economically empowered to live product lives in dignity. For more information on SAA please visit www.saafrica.org.

 

Luc Armand Bodea
Permanent Secretariat
Society for AIDS In Africa
Contact: (+233) 54 3748781 / (030) 2913739
Email: lucbodea@saafrica.org/lucbodea@yahoo.fr
Accra-Ghana

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