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Distribution of 600 dignity kits to HIV+ Adolescent Orphans and the Aged

Following the lunch of OUTREACH FOR ADOLESCENT ORPHANS HIV+ FOR RESILIENCE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC project in partnership with UNFPA, Canada Government at the Adentan Municipal Assembly conference hall, the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) continue with the distribution of 600 dignity kits to HIV+ adolescent orphans and the aging at the Tema General Hospital, Ashiaman Polyclinic, La Polyclinic, Lekkma Hospital, Ghana NAP+, and Princess Marie Louise Hospital(Children’s Hospital) – Accra. The staff of SAA Permanent Secretariat presenting the Dignity Kits [...]

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OUTREACH FOR ADOLESCENT ORPHANS HIV+ FOR RESILIENCE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

OUTREACH FOR ADOLESCENT ORPHANS HIV+ FOR RESILIENCE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Society for AIDS in Africa, in partnership with the government of Ghana, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA Ghana), the Canadian High Commission organized a donation exercise at the Adentan Municipal Assembly. This donation exercise was targeted at providing 600 dignity kits to HIV+ adolescent orphans and the aging. The programme took place at the Conference hall of the Adentan Municipal Assembly. In attendance was the ICASA Director & SAA Coordinator, Mr. Luc Armand Bodea, the Representative of [...]

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Dr. Ron Simmons at the ICASA 2017 Marathon meeting in Côte D’Ivoire

PASSING OF THE LATE DR. RONALD SIMMONS

The Society for AIDS in Africa, is saddened by the news of the passing of our dear friend and global HIV colleague, Isaiah Ronald Simmons (Ph.D.).  Dr.Simmons, as we called him, served on the International Steering Committee of ICASA 2017 Cote d’Ivoire under the Scientific programme committee and ICASA 2019 Rwanda under the Community Programme Committee. He also served as one of the numerous abstract reviewers. Dr. Simmons is also a founding member of the Global Network of Black [...]

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UNAIDS calls on governments to stop arbitrary and discriminatory arrests of LGBTI people and to protect their human rights

UNAIDS calls on governments to stop arbitrary and discriminatory arrests of LGBTI people and to protect their human rights

GENEVA, 15 May 2020—Ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), on 17 May, UNAIDS is calling on governments to immediately stop arbitrary and discriminatory arrests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity and to enact laws to protect their human rights. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been news reports of murders of transgender people in Puerto Rico, arrests of LGBTI people in [...]

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UNAIDS urges countries to stay focused on HIV prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic

UNAIDS urges countries to stay focused on HIV prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic

PRESS RELEASE UNAIDS urges countries to stay focused on HIV prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic Overstretched health systems, lockdowns, loss of livelihoods and fewer employment opportunities could increase unprotected sex, sexual violence and exploitation, transactional sex and sex work, leading to an increase in new HIV infections GENEVA, 6 May 2020—Despite the global progress made in HIV prevention, with new HIV infections falling by 40% since the peak in 1997, hard-won gains are in danger of being reversed by the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

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WHAT PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIV AND COVID-19, UNAIDS. ONUSIDA, VIH ET COVID-19 : INFORMATIONS À L’INTENTION DES PERSONNES SÉROPOSITIVES

COVID-19 is a serious disease and all people living with HIV should take all recommended preventive measures to minimize exposure to, and prevent infection by, the virus that causes COVID-19. READ MORE La COVID-19 est une maladie à prendre au sérieux. Toutes les personnes vivant avec le VIH doivent respecter l’ensemble des mesures préventives afin de minimiser leur exposition au virus à l’origine de la COVID-19 et d’éviter toute infection.EN SAVOIR PLUS Source: UNAIDS

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Coronavirus – SAA Solidarity with China

Press release – 13th February 2020 Embargo: none (for immediate release) Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) Prof John Idoko SAA President ICASA 2021 President The President, Professor John Idoko and the Board of the Society for AIDS in Africa are cognizant of the far reaching effects of the global outbreak of the Coronavirus and would like to express our solidarity and support to all who are affected directly or indirectly by the outbreak in Wuhan, China at large and the global community. We [...]

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Message on the occasion of Human Rights Day

10 December 2019 Winnie Byanyima Executive Director of UNAIDS Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Human rights are key to ending AIDS and have been at the heart of every struggle and every success we have had since the beginning of the epidemic. Without us demanding our human rights and the tireless call to ensure that human rights remain central to the AIDS response, we would not have more than 24 million people on treatment today and four in five people living with HIV would not know [...]

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Luc Bodea, Director of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)

Conversations between the Afro-Diaspora & Africans Press Breakfast

Luc Bodea, Director of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) and the Coordinator of the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), began his presentation by highlighting the focus of his position as Director of ICASA, to mitigate AIDS on the continent by 2030. He established that while this is his goal and priority, attention is also given to mitigating diseases such as Malaria, Tuberculosis, and Hepatitis and recently other emerging infectious diseases. Since 1990, there [...]

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Ms Phillipa Tucker, Director of Research Development and Resourcing, Accountability International

African governments told to improve tax for HIV control

Accra, Oct. 15, GNA – The Society for AIDS in Africa and Accountability International, an African Civil Society Organisation (CSO) have urged African governments to improve mobilisation of tax from citizens especially, middle to high income earners to control HIV infections. This will bridge the gap of 20 percent global funding for HIV, and help the continent to meet the UNAIDS 2020 and 2030 targets of fighting HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. The recommendation was given at a consultative meeting organised [...]

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