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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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 [...]

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