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SAA Coordinator/ ICASA Director with Youth Delegation from Togo, Cote D’Ivoire and Mali
The staff of Society for AIDS Africa (SAA) with Youth delegation from Sidaction /Grandir Ensemble and Young Leaders for Change Foundation.

ICASA Youth Programme Meeting

The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) on the November, 2018 received Youth delegation from Ghana, Togo, Cote D’Ivoire, and Mali at its permanent secretariat located in Accra-Ghana. The youth delegation came for a meeting with ICASA International secretariat to discuss strategies for the upcoming ICASA 2019 youth programme, so it reflects the UNAIDS global 90-90-90 targets. The Director of ICASA 2019/Coordinator of SAA, Mr. Luc Armand Bodea drew the attention of the youth to the current rate of the [...]

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World AIDS Day 2018 at SAA’s HQ, Accra – Ghana

There are 36.9 million people living with HIV worldwide (UNAIDS 2017).  The vast majority of people living with HIV are located in low- and middle- income countries, with an estimated 66% living in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2016, 2.1 million people aged between 10 and 19 years were living with HIV and 260,000 became newly infected with the virus. The number of adolescents living with HIV has risen by 30% between 2005 and 2016 (UNAIDS 2017). Thus, the Society for [...]

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NHARCON Photo competition 2018

NHARCON Photo competition 2018 A photo contest on prevention and awareness was organized by SAA during National HIV& AIDS Research Conference (NHARCON) 2018. This was part of SAA activities to empower, promote and encourage youth to engage in safe sex practices. We received a total of 30 entries. After the shortlisting process 12 participants were selected to progress to the final stage. The criteria for selecting the final winner was made up of three components. After a rigorous [...]

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Abstract submission – 13th International Conference on HIV Treatment Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings (INTEREST)

With pleasure, we draw your attention to the 13th International Conference on HIV Treatment Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings (INTEREST) scheduled to take place in Kempinski Hotel, Accra, Ghana from 14 – 17 May 2019.  On behalf of the Organising Committee, we wish to encourage participants from Ghana to submit abstracts to this foremost scientific conference in Africa. Known as the ‘African CROI”, the INTEREST Conference brings together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research in Africa to share [...]

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PROF. FEMI SOYINKA, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY FOR AIDS IN AFRICA HONOURED AT THE 2018 CSO ACCOUNTABILITY FORUM IN ABUJA, NIGERIA

During the opening ceremony of the just ended 2018 edition of the Civil Society Organization Accountability Forum, held in NAF conference Centre from 13th – 15th November, 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, Prof. Femi Soyinka, in the company of his wife Dr. Kofo Soyinka were honored with the Prestigious ICON award. In attendance was the current President for the Society for AIDS in Africa, Prof. John Idoko, Madam Ize Adava, Co-Chair of the Conference, Her Excellency Dame Pauline Tallen, Board [...]

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African advocates need to advocate differently for biomedical HIV prevention research

New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society. The 2017 Biomedical HIV Prevention Forum – popularly known by its acronym ‘BHPF’ – has come and gone. The one day forum that held as a pre-conference on the 3rd of December 2017 during the ICASA conference, sent a clear message to the over 173 pre-conference participants: advocacy for biomedical HIV prevention research in sub-Saharan Africa has to be done differently. Speaker after speaker at the conference identified why and how to make [...]

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Welcome address by ICASA 2017 Vice President at the 2nd ISC meeting

19th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AIDS AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS IN AFRICA ICASA 2017 – COTE D’IVOIRE ————————– 2nd INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE (ISC) MEETING ——————————— OPENING SPEECH OF RAYMONDE GOUDOU COFFIE, MINISTER OF HEALTH AND PUBLIC HYGIENE Abidjan (Hôtel Palm Club), Thursday, 30th March 2017 at 14:30 Mr. President of the council of the Society for Aids in Africa (SAA), President of ICASA 2017-Cote d’Ivoire, Mr. Resident Representative of WHO; Mrs. Country Director of UNAIDS; Dear representative of Abidjan Autonomous District Governor; Dear representatives of the United Nations agencies and specialized institutions; Honorable members of the International [...]

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Remembering Mark Wainberg

Source: International AIDS Society “When I look back on my career, I always feel that the most important contribution of my life was political and not scientific.” – Mark Wainberg It is with a heavy heart that the International AIDS Society (IAS) has learned of the death of past president Prof. Mark A. Wainberg (1998-2000), who died this week at the age of 71 in Bal Harbour, Florida. We stand in mourning and shock from this news as Mark was a leader, mentor [...]

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Opening Ceremony Speech By The President Of The Society For Aids In Africa (Saa) At The 1st International Steering Committee Meeting Abidja-Cote D’ivoire.

Source: Society for AIDS in Africa Dear Honorable members of the International Steering committee of ICASA 2017, dear representative of the government of Cote d’Ivoire, dear Representative of the Governor of Abidjan, dear Regional and country representative of the UN System, dear Representative of the ARNS, dear Representative of the AU, dear representative of various countries local and regional organizations, dear Honorable members of various scientific organizations and NGO’s, dear Honorable members of SAA,  all protocol observed … I would like to [...]

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