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Improve access to sexual and reproductive health rights for youth and adolescents

25 March 2021

(Dakar, March 25, 2021). The French Development Agency (AFD) today signed a financing agreement with the NGO Solthis for the SANSAS project (Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Youth in Senegal). Coordinated by the NGO Solthis, in consortium with ENDA Santé, Equipop, LARTES and RAES, this project is being implemented thanks to a financial contribution from AFD of 8 million euros. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Philippe Lalliot, Ambassador of... Read more

A new step for the TB-speed project in Sierra Leone

15 February 2021

SIERRA LEONESTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESTUBERCULOSIS

Réunion à l'hopital gouvernemental de Bo

    After a slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, TB-SPEED project activities are resuming in Sierra Leone. Implemented in 2 Districts in Sierra Leone: Bo and Porto Loko, the TB-speed project aims to strengthen pediatric tuberculosis services in Sierra Leone by evaluating innovative and cost-effective TB diagnostic approaches for resource-limited settings . Indeed, a majority of children with TB are not diagnosed/not reported and do not benefit from appropriate treatment. This... Read more

2021 – Discover our animated GIF to wish you a Happy New Year!

4 January 2021

All Solthis teams wish you a happy new year ! Read more

COVID-19: Civil society engagement in Guinea

30 December 2020

GUINEACAPACITY BUILDINGSTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESADVOCACYCommunity mobilisation and health promotionHIV / AIDS

Our series of testimonies on continuity of care during the health crisis continues. Civil society organisations (CSOs) are key actors in the response to this crisis. Here we give the floor to Aminata Soumaoro, president of the Collectif inter-associatif pour le plaidoyer et la promotion des droits des patient-e-s, present throughout Guinea and supported by the RUCHE project.     How, as a collective, have you organised yourself to maintain your services during the... Read more

Sierra Leone: Ensuring access to care despite crises

23 December 2020

SIERRA LEONECAPACITY BUILDINGSTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESHIV / AIDS

Fighting against COVID-19 means dealing with its multiple consequences on access to care. Testimony of Kadijah Bangura, HIV In-Charge of the Children's reference hospital ODCH in Freetown.     Since the beginning of the pandemic, which populations have been particularly vulnerable in Sierra Leone? I have been particularly concerned about the situation of children affected by HIV/AIDS, especially orphans and all those unable to access treatment on their own. Due to the... Read more

Niger – Facing the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis

16 December 2020

NIGERSTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESHIV / AIDS

  While the health crisis has not led to a complete interruption of care, it has highlighted the fragility of Niger's health systems. Remarks made by Yacouba Nouhou, infectiologist and medical coordinator of the COVID-19 adaptation project of the Niamey RHC in Niger.   How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted your work? From the first case of COVID, panic gripped some patients. Many, even some caregivers, were unaware of the disease. It was particularly difficult at the... Read more

Guinea – Ensuring continuity of care in times of COVID-19

10 December 2020

GUINEASTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESCOVID-19HIV / AIDS

  The pandemic has hit our teams in the field hard and considerably complicated the care of the most vulnerable, in particular people living with HIV/AIDS. The testimony of Ibrahima Diallo, a doctor and coordinator of outpatient treatment services at the Ignace Deen hospital in Conakry.   The COVID-19 pandemic has led to disruptions in health services in Africa. What was the service most affected by the pandemic in your country? In our centre, since March, 430 patients have... Read more

Portrait – Camille Estevenin and solidarity consultancy

30 November 2020

STRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICES

Camille Estevenin is currently Technical Assistance Manager at Solthis, in the Technical Department. This is an opportunity to look back over her career, but also to look at a practice, technical assistance, which is part of Solthis' DNA.   Could you briefly introduce yourself? I joined Solthis in 2019, as a trainee in the Operations Department after several experiences in specialised design offices in France and abroad. I was then in charge of supporting project development... Read more

Press Release: Solthis and the ATLAS project at AFRAVIH 2020, online

5 November 2020 |  ,

HIV / AIDS

In the context of the pandemic at COVID-19, the 10th International Francophone Conference on HIV and Hepatitis will not take place in Dakar, but virtually, from November 8 to 11. Solthis, and particularly through the ATLAS Project, is very present at this conference, to share the responses provided by our projects to the challenges of access to quality HIV testing and care in West and Central Africa, as well as the adaptations deployed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us online... Read more

The voice of adolescents, a promising future for sexual and reproductive health promotion

9 October 2020

NIGERADVOCACYCommunity mobilisation and health promotionSexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Leyla Adoum, 23 years old, lives in the Balafon district of Niamey. As part of the implementation of the first phase of the (JADES) project, she was identified in 2016 as a peer educator to lead the activities within her school for her peers, boys and girls. Since the age of 20, Leyla has been interested in the difficulties that young people, particularly girls, face in the area of adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Niamey. Today, thanks to the activities of the second phase of the... Read more

Niger – hope for young people’s sexual and reproductive health

8 October 2020

NIGERCAPACITY BUILDINGSTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESADVOCACYHIV / AIDS

In Niger, as in most Sahelian countries, young people, particularly girls and young women, face enormous difficulties in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services. The Project JADES 2 has been working in Niger since 2016 to strengthen and promote sexual and reproductive health and rights for young people. After more than a year of implementation of the second phase of the project, which started in 2019, let's take a look to the changes that have taken place in the... Read more

COVID-19: Interview with Prof. Marie-Paule Kieny

2 September 2020

COVID-19

"Research on the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa must in particular prioritise research on the implementation of COVID-19 diagnostic and treatment solutions in order to understand how to deploy them effectively, but also to be able to evaluate their results. This is where NGOs such as Solthis must play a role." Prof. Marie-Paule Kieny is director of research at Inserm. Former WHO Assistant Director-General in charge of health systems and innovation, she is a member of the Board of Directors of... Read more

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