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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staff retreat

SAA Staff Retreat

The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) organized a staff retreat from the 13th – 16th December 2018 at Villa Cisneros, Sogakope, Ghana. The opening remarks for the retreat was addressed by the Hon. Dr. David P. Parirenyatwa, immediate past Minister of Health, Zimbabwe and current Vice President of SAA.  read more >>

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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.

ICASA Youth Programme Meeting

The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) on the November, 2018 received Youth delegation from Ghana, Togo, Cote D’Ivoire, and Mali at its permanent secretariat located in Accra-Ghana. The youth delegation came for a meeting with ICASA International secretariat to discuss strategies for the upcoming ICASA 2019 youth programme, so it reflects the UNAIDS global 90-90-90 targets. The Director of ICASA 2019/Coordinator of SAA, Mr. Luc Armand Bodea drew the attention of the youth to the current rate of the [...]

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PROF. FEMI SOYINKA, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY FOR AIDS IN AFRICA HONOURED AT THE 2018 CSO ACCOUNTABILITY FORUM IN ABUJA, NIGERIA

During the opening ceremony of the just ended 2018 edition of the Civil Society Organization Accountability Forum, held in NAF conference Centre from 13th – 15th November, 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, Prof. Femi Soyinka, in the company of his wife Dr. Kofo Soyinka were honored with the Prestigious ICON award. In attendance was the current President for the Society for AIDS in Africa, Prof. John Idoko, Madam Ize Adava, Co-Chair of the Conference, Her Excellency Dame Pauline Tallen, Board [...]

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