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Journée Mondiale du Sida 2018 au secrétariat permanent de la SAA, Accra – Ghana

36,9 millions de personnes vivent avec le VIH dans le monde (ONUSIDA 2017). La majorité des personnes vivant avec le VIH se trouvent dans des pays à revenu faible ou intermédiaire et 66% vivent en Afrique subsaharienne. En 2016, 2,1 millions de personnes âgées de 10 à 19 ans vivaient déjà avec le VIH et 260 000 ont été infectées par le virus. Le nombre d’adolescents vivant avec le VIH a augmenté de 30% entre 2005 et 2016 (ONUSIDA 2017). Ainsi, la Société Africaine Anti Sida [...]

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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.

Programme des jeunes à ICASA 2019

La Société Africaine Anti SIDA (SAA) a reçu le 5 novembre 2018 une délégation de jeunes du Ghana, du Togo, de la Côte d’Ivoire et du Mali à son secrétariat permanent sis à Accra au Ghana. Cette réunion avait pour but de discuter des stratégies pour la planification du programme des jeunes de ICASA 2019, afin qu’il puisse refléter les objectifs 90-90-90 de l’ONUSIDA. Le directeur de ICASA 2019 et Coordonnateur du Secrétariat Permanent de la Société Africaine Anti Sida, Mr. Luc Armand Bodea, a [...]

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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 [...]

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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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