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SAA DONATES TO KORLE BU TEACHING HOSPITAL MATERNITY WARD & HIV UNIT ON FRIDAY, 11TH JUNE 2021

In 2020, the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) organised a joint community outreach programme with its partners, the Government of Ghana, through the Adentan Municipal Assembly, UNFPA and the Canadian High Commission to support the HIV response of 450 young/adult HIV+ orphans within the Adentan Municipal Assembly and other selected organisations in Accra during the COVID-19 Pandemic. With over 450 beneficiaries cutting across various marginalised populations collected dignity kits that contained PPEs (Nose masks, Alcohol-based sanitisers), Male and [...]

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Prof John Idoko

Prof John Idoko Message to SAA members after he visited the Headquarters

I am grateful to the Coordinator of the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) and the Director of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa, Mr Luc Armand H. Bodea, and all team members for inviting me to the headquarters. Over the years serving as a member of the board, SAA has made significant progress. I am thrilled that the organization faces the enormous challenges that the organization faces due to the COVID 19 pandemic [...]

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Forty years on and new UNAIDS report gives evidence that we can end AIDS

PRESS RELEASE français | русский | español UNAIDS urges world leaders to adopt a bold political declaration on HIV at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS, being held in New York and online next week, and to commit to achieving a new set of targets for 2025 to end AIDS by 2030   NEW YORK/GENEVA, 3 June 2021—Four decades after the first cases of AIDS were reported, new data from UNAIDS show that dozens of countries achieved or exceed the 2020 targets set by [...]

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Prof. John Idoko, SAA/ICASA 2021 President honours staff

SAA President Honours Staff

During an extraordinary staff meeting with the leadership and staff of the Society for AIDS in Africa as part of activities to mark the 3-day working visit to SAA Permanent Secretariat/ICASA 2021 International Secretariat in Ghana, the SAA/ICASA 2021 President, Prof. John Idoko, with the SAA Coordinator/ICASA Director, Mr. Luc Armand Bodea, honoured 3 staff for their dedicated years of service to the organization. The honourees were: Madam Clemence Assogba, Head of Administration and Finance Gordon Tambro, Programmes Officer Chris Kwasi Nuatro, [...]

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The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General calls for a greater focus on ending inequalities to end AIDS

PRESS RELEASE Forty years since the first AIDS cases were reported and just weeks before the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS, the United Nations Secretary-General has released a new report with recommendations and targets to get the world on track to end AIDS NEW YORK, 30 April 2021—The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has warned that despite intensive action and progress made against HIV in some places and population groups, HIV epidemics continue to expand in others and [...]

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Appel à candidature au Conseil d’Administration de la SAA

Appel à candidature au Conseil d’Administration de la SAA

appel à candidature au  Conseil Exécutif- élection avril  2021- (Mandat 2022-2025) les membres du Conseil d’Administration de la SAA (Mandat 2022- décembre 2025) DATE LIMITE DE DEPÔT DES CANDIDATURES :  15 mai 2021  Le Conseil d’Administration de la SAA, conformément a la constitution de la SAA, est constitué de dix membres élus, représentants les 5 zones africaines( Nord, Centre, Ouest, Est, et Sud). Le conseil d’Administration, conformément à l’article 10.1 de la constitution est formé des membres élus suivant le processus électoral [...]

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Call for Nominations for Members of the Governing Board of SAA

Call for Nominations for Members of the Governing Board of  SAA 

Nominations for Executive Council-election April 2021- (Mandate 2022-2025) and Members of the Governing Board of SAA (Mandate 2022-December2025) DEADLINE: 15th May 2021 In line with the SAA constitution, the Governing Board will consist of ten elected members from the 5th zones of Africa. Per article 10.1 of the SAA constitution, the following members will be elected through an electronic ballot process: The membership of SAA at large would elect ten members. The UN agencies would nominate two members. Three members will be elected from each [...]

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ICASA 2021 VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE: INVITATION TO ALL MEDIA PARTNERS

Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), organizers of ICASA was founded in 1989 by a group of African scientists, activists and advocates. The establishment of the Society was the result of advocacy by African scientists, started in 1988, for the ICASA conference to be organized by Africans in Africa – A cause supported by the then Director of WHO, Dr. Peter Piot. This movement eventually led to the establishing of SAA as a non-governmental- and not-for-profit organization. As part of [...]

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ICASA 2021 Registration Now Open

Dear ICASA Prospective Delegate and Partner, The 21st edition of the International Conference on AIDS & STI in Africa (ICASA 2021 virtual & in-person conference), will be organized on 6th-11th December 2021. From 1st March 2021, the following online conference registrations will be opened: Early Registration Call for Abstract submission Satellite-symposium Call for sponsorship & partnership NB: The exhibition will be opened on 9th March 2021. Visit http://icasa2021.saafrica.org for more information.

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Activate your SAA Membership Account

Dear Honorable SAA member, I hope this mail finds you well. The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) is privileged to announce that we have launched our new membership portal. Kindly click on the following link to register as SAA member or renew your membership: https://bit.ly/303Xpur A mail will then be sent to you to activate your account followed by an invoice to enable you to make your payment. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society for AIDS in Africa has decided to waive [...]

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