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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Hon. Esther Mbayo Mbulakubuza (Minister for the Presidency), launching ICASA 2021 Call for Logo and Theme.
Delegation from the Government of Uganda and the ICASA Director; Mr. Luc Armand Bodea, with the support of UNAIDS representative, Chair of Uganda AIDS Commission Board, the Director of Uganda AIDS Commission.

Le Gouvernement Ougandais et la Société Africaine Anti-Sida lancent l’appel à candidature pour la conception du logo et les propositions du thème et des objectifs de ICASA 2021

Le Ministre de la Présidence, Hon. Esther Mbayo Mbulakubuiza et le Directeur de ICASA, M. Luc Armand Bodea de la Société Africaine Anti-Sida (SAA); organisateurs de la Conference Internationale sur le Sida et les IST en Afrique (ICASA) lancent l’appel à candidature pour la conception du logo et les propositions du thème et des objectifs de ICASA 2021. L’Ouganda est le pays hôte de ICASA 2021 et le logo de la 21eme  édition de ICASA mettra en exergue les valeurs [...]

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Hon. Esther Mbayo Mbulakubuza (Minister for the Presidency), launching ICASA 2021 Call for Logo and Theme.

Uganda Government and Society for AIDS in Africa launch Call for bids for ICASA 2021 Logo & theme

The Minister for the Presidency, Hon. Esther Mbayo Mbulakubuiza and the Director of ICASA, Mr. Luc Armand Bodea of Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA); the organizers of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) launched the Call for bid to brand and design the ICASA 2021 logo and also the Call for ICASA 2021 theme and objectives. Uganda is the host country of ICASA 2021 and the logo of the 21st edition of [...]

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Uganda Beats Kenya to Hosting International AIDS Conference

Minister Esther Mbayo addressing journalists at office of the President in Kampala Uganda has beaten neighbours Kenya to hosting the 21st edition of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) slated to take place from December 6th to 11th 2021. Uganda alongside four other African countries (Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia and Tunisia) submitted bids to host the conference and were shortlisted. Following this shortlisting, registered members of the Society for AIDS in Africa voted for countries of [...]

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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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Late President Robert Mogabe

LATE MUGABE AND HIS LEGACY ON HIV CONTROL IN ZIMBABWE

Robert Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s first democratic leader after the country gained Britain in 1980. He is credited with formulating some of the policies that resulted in Zimbabwe making huge successes in many health and HIV issues in the country. One of his vision was to ensure all citizens had access to health services by 2020. He also aimed at decentralizing HIV services so that people could access ART at clinics close to their residential location. To this end, he [...]

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF ICASA 2021 PRESELECTED COUNTRIES

The Society for AIDS in Africa(SAA) would like to congratulate the 5 bidding countries for their interest in hosting the 21st edition of ICASA. All the bids were well packaged and very competitive. We are pleased to announce that Kenya and Uganda have been preselected by SAA paid members to proceed to the second stage of the selection process: Assessment visit. The final host country will be announced after the assessment visit and the hosting contract signed between the Society for AIDS in Africa and [...]

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Luc Bodea, SAA Coordinator/ICASA Director and Karin Siebelt, Project Manager of 13th INTEREST Conference 2019

SAA booth attracts many delegates of the 13th INTEREST Conference

The 13th HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis, and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings Conference known as the the INTEREST Conference is currently underway at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra Ghana. The annual conference brings together scientists involved in HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research in Africa to share important discoveries, enhance partnerships, and share experiences across several fields in different many continents to help tackle challenges with HIV. Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), the organiser of ICASA collaborated [...]

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ICASA 2017 Abstract book distribution.

As part of Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) Strategic Plan (2017- 2021) of building capacities of health professionals and members of Non-Governmental institutions (including religious and community based institutions) on the vision of task shifting in Africa in collaboration with medical schools or health training institution in order to empowering communities with no stigma or discrimination against PLHIV, key populations and their families. Abstract books from International Conference AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) 2017 were distributed to [...]

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