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[Niger] – Improving access to better sexual and reproductive health care for young people

4 February 2020

NIGERADVOCACYSexual and Reproductive Health

  Solthis, in partnership with the NGOs Lafia Matassa and Equilibres & Populations, officially launched the second phase of the  project JADES dedicated to improve the sexual and reproductive health among for the youth and adolescents in Niger. This second phase comes to consolidate the achievements of the first one and to reinforce the advocacy for young people sexual and reproductive rights and health in Niger, especially young women, who are more exposed to specific... Read more

For a health system that takes into account the needs and rights of patients

29 January 2020

GUINEATherapeutic Patient EducationADVOCACYHIV / AIDS

Droits des patients en Guinée - Solthis

End of the PACTES Project - Patients centred treatment and care Conakry, 29 January 2020 - The project, PACTES, implemented since 2017 to improve the health care of patients living with HIV through testing a care approach centred on the rights and needs of patients in five health facilities in Conakry and the Kankan region, ends today.   "PACTES is a project has enabled care providers, patients and the psychosocial mediator to come together to reflect on the problems of care and to... Read more

Meet our colleagues behind HIV self-testing kits dispensation

27 January 2020


  On 22 and 23 January 2020, the procurement and supply managers of the ATLAS Project in Mali, Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire met in Paris to discuss the management and evolution of the HIV self-testing kits dispensation since their launch in 2019 (between July and October depending on the country). According to the Technical Director of the project, on the 31 st December 2019, the project had about 26,000 HIV self-test kits dispensed to users via health and community centres, beneficiaries... Read more

Louis Pizarro, CEO of Solthis, has decided to step down.

27 December 2019

Paris - December 27, 2019 After 15 years at Solthis, 13 of which as CEO, Louis Pizarro is retiring to join an international health organization. The Board of Directors of Solthis warmly thanked Dr. Louis Pizarro for his work as CEO. In 15 years Solthis has become a recognized global health NGO, with 6 offices in West Africa, a regional headquarters in Dakar and a general headquarters in Paris. Focused historically on the fight against HIV/AIDS, Solthis' action has expanded in recent... Read more

2 new resources to improve health care for people living with HIV

28 November 2019


  HIV viral load measure is a key monitoring tool for people living with HIV/AIDS. UNAIDS selected it as the 3rd key indicator to end the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, with the goal that 90% of patients on ARV therapy should have a permanent viral suppression. However, e ective access to it remains a challenge, particularly in West and Central Africa. The objective of this Toolkit and Guide is to share the richness of experience gained from six years of implementation of the OPP-ERA project... Read more

Feedback from ICASA 2019

26 November 2019


  From 2 to 7 December 2019 was held in Rwanda, the 20th edition of the International Conference against HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa, ICASA 2019. It was a great occasion for Solthis teams and partners present at the conference to present our field research to fight against HIV in West and Central Africa: introduction of HIV self-testing with the ATLAS project, 6 years of improving access to viral load testing with the OPP-ERA project, Users empowerment and... Read more

Replenishment Conference of The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria

9 October 2019


  The Global Fund Replenishment Conference is opening today in Lyon, France.  The French President and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria have set a target of raising at least 14 billion dollars for 2020-2022, which will save 16 million additional lives.  An increase of the French contribution by at least 25% is a prerequisite to reach this target. The success of the Global Fund Replenishment Conference depends on it.   This increase of at least 270... Read more

Preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in Guinea: results of the ANRS 12344-DIAVINA study

8 October 2019


Santé mère-enfant : prévention de la transmission mère enfant du VIH, résultats de l’étude ANRS 12344-DIAVINA

Conakry, Guinea, October 8, 2019. The  Operational Research Project ANRS 12344- DIAVINA, implemented in Guinea since 2017 by Solthis in partnership with PNLSH (the National Programme for the Fight against AIDS and Hepatitis) and FEG, the association Federation Espoir Guinée and thanks to the financial support of ANRS and the Paris City Hall, ends on Tuesday 8 October 2019 in Conakry.   Why the project? Despite progress in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT),... Read more

The application LIFE4ME+ is being extended to the MENA REGION

26 September 2019

Therapeutic Patient EducationHEALTH SERVICEHIV / AIDS

The "right to health" is considered a fundamental right for all. Nevertheless, inequalities in access to care shows that it is far from being a reality for everyone.   Life4me+ : an application to address several needs in the MENA region In the MENA region where the ACACIAS project is being implemented, these inequalities are particularly pronounced in terms of HIV, particularly among key populations who represent the majority of the population affected by the epidemic in the region.... Read more

The Democratic Republic of Congo has acquired a new certified database to better guide its fight against HIV

25 September 2019


Among the first countries to acknowledge that they were affected by HIV, the DRC has made progress in the fight against HIV since the discovery of the first cases in 1983 and the recognition of the epidemic by the Government in 1984. Today, the country faces a generalized HIV epidemic with an estimated prevalence of 1.2% in the general population (DHS 2013-2014). However, the fight against HIV in DRC faces a problem of availability and quality of strategic information that can be used to... Read more

Mali and Senegal: HIV self-test kits are now available

12 September 2019


As part of the ATLAS project, and thanks to the active involvement of the Ministry of Health and Social Action of Senegal and the National Council for the Fight against HIV, the first distribution of HIV self-test kits have started since early July in Dakar ,Thiès and Ziguinchor. In Mali, the first distribution of HIV self-test kits have begun since August, also thanks to the active involvement of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and all our partners.   Various channels to... Read more




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