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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 [...]


New Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Strategic Plan lays out a roadmap to speed the development of a safe and effective vaccine against HIV

22 October 2018 (Madrid, Spain) – The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, hosted by the International AIDS Society (IAS), has launched a five-year strategy to accelerate the development of an effective vaccine to prevent HIV infection. The new Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Strategic Plan (2018-2023)was unveiled today at the opening of HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P 2018), the world’s only scientific conference dedicated exclusively to biomedical HIV prevention, in Madrid, Spain. “This strategy presents an opportunity to address some of the most significant [...]


Kofi Annan’s AIDS legacy

A shining light of Africa has passed away. An African at heart, but a global citizen, Kofi Annan symbolized the best of humanity. He was a rabble-rouser, a troubleshooter and a change-maker. At the turn of the century, AIDS denialism was at its peak. Mr Annan helped to break it. “More people have died of AIDS in the past year in Africa than in all the wars on the continent. AIDS is a major crisis for the continent, governments have [...]


Call for ICASA 2019 Bag design

The ICASA organisers are desirous to get an identity to design the upcoming 20th ICASA bag. In order to get the best and appropriate bag design for ICASA 2019 Rwanda, the organisers are launching this contest for a creative design for the conference. The contest is open to all Africa countries. However, artiste mainly PLHIV and key populations are most encouraged to participate in this contest. The SAA permanent Secretariat/ICASA International secretariat base on the above mentioned, will shortlist 10 best [...]


Plateforme Regionale Vih Et Handicap : Naissance D’un Cadre De Concertation Pour L’integration Du Handicap Dans Les Strategies De Riposte En Afrique De L’ouest

Du 23 au 26 janvier 2018 s’est tenue à Ouagadougou la première rencontre de la plateforme régionale VIH et HANDICAP qui a été couplée à l’élaboration du plan de plaidoyer régional pour l’inclusion du Handicap dans les stratégies de lutte contre le VIH en Afrique de l’Ouest. Cette rencontre de 3 jours, qui s’est déroulée en la présence de Mme DEMBELLE Yvette, Secrétaire d’Etat du Ministère de la Femme, de la solidarité Nationale et de la famille, a regroupée [...]


Agenda for the 1st International Steering Committee Meeting from 25th to 26th November 2016

OBJECTIVES: Finalize the Theme and objectives of the 19th edition of ICASA Select an appropriate logo from the shortlisted competition logos Agree on the key dates and road map Review ICASA abstract titles and sub-titles Identify best strategy for resource mobilisation ( ICASA 2017 budget) Agree on the communication strategy of the 19th edition Propose ICASA 2017 draft plenary session topics and speakers CHAIRS: Dr. Ihab AHMED: President, Society of AIDS in Africa (SAA) / Chair of ICASA 2017 Dr Coffie Goudou, Minister of Health and Public Hygiene (Cote d’Ivoire) Co-chair [...]