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Solthis’ technical expertise in HIV self-testing

30 November 2022 |  , ,

Fighting HIV / AIDS

On the occasion of World AIDS Day, focus on the results and activities to promote self-testing that resulted from the ATLAS project. The ATLAS project, implemented by Solthis and IRD from 2018 to 2022, demonstrated that an HIV self-testing strategy in the context of a low general population epidemic but concentrated in key populations was feasible, acceptable, and sustainable over the long term. 400,000 HIV self-testing kits were distributed in Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal, 91% of... Read more

November 25th – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

28 November 2022

GUINEANIGERCAPACITY BUILDINGHealth Service Provision InitiativesSTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESPromoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

For November 25, the international day for the elimination of violence against women, Solthis mobilized from November 25 to 28: #EveryNoCounts Solthis has been working on a daily basis for several years to fight against violence against women and girls and to enable them to have access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, through numerous projects such as POUVOIR, AGIR, SANSAS and JADES2.   Our campaign began with an interview with Aurélie Philipps, our Sexual and... Read more

Training for better care of gender-based violence victims in West and Central Africa

23 August 2022

COTE D'IVOIREGUINEANIGERSENEGALCAPACITY BUILDINGCapacity building and empowermentPromoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

From August 2 to 6, 2022, a training session was held in Saly, Senegal, for health workers and community actors, to improve the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) and the care of survivors in Senegal, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire and Niger. The training was organized by Solthis teams in collaboration with our Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights projects (SRHR): SANSAS, which aims to improve the reproductive health of young people in Senegal, PAJES in Guinea, which targets the... Read more

Solthis at AIDS 2022

29 July 2022

MALIADVOCACY FOR FAIR ACCESS TO QUALTITY HEALTH CARECommunity mobilisation and health promotionFighting HIV / AIDS

AIDS 2022 conference on HIV

Solthis participated to the 24th edition of the AIDS conference, AIDS 2022, to present the results of the ATLAS HIV self-testing project in West Africa.   Watch the replay of the intervention of Joseph Larmarange (IRD), in charge of the project research component: "Self Testing, Empowerment and Self Care: perspectives from lessons learned in implementing HIV self testing in West Africa" lors du symposium “ Self-testing to enhance HIV, Hepatitis C and Covid-19 diagnosis and... Read more

Improving access to Covid-19 testing in West Africa using rapid antigenic tests

29 June 2022


Lutte contre le Covid-19

The ECOVAN/ECOVAM studies in Mali and Niger evaluated the introduction of antigenic tests for COVID-19, combined with a triage strategy for symptomatic patients. The medical triage strategy allowed : +360% of suspected cases detected and offered a rapid antigen test The antigenic tests were : well accepted by caregivers and patients efficient: +170% of Covid-19 cases detected compared to PCR test reliable: 90% of antigenic rapid tests confirmed by PCR According to... Read more

Scaling up innovative health interventions

28 April 2022

Monitoring & Evaluation

Replays - passage à l'échelle des projets en santé

Watch the replays of the 4 sessions of the day (in french)   A look back at the discussion day "From pilot project to generalization of a health innovation, the delicate art of scaling up", organized on the 4th of April by Solthis in partnership with the AFD to discuss the challenges of scaling up and sustaining pilot projects in health so that more people can benefit from the innovation. More than 400 of you attended the workshop, in more than 25 countries, either face-to-face or... Read more

Empowerement of individuals and organisations: The importance of community based approaches in health

16 February 2022

Capacity building and empowermentFighting HIV / AIDSImprove the health of children in AfricaPromoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Empowerment des communautés

On 25 January 2022, Solthis and AFD co-organised the conference "Empowerement of individuals and organisations: The importance of community based approaches in health" in collaboration with its associative partners in Côte d'Ivoire, France, Guinea, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Find all the videos screened during the two round tables : Testimonial - Pauline KIBE, Civil Society Strengthening Advisor - Solthis, Sierra Leone Testimonial - Josiane Tety - Pouvoir Project Testimonial... Read more

1st of December: World AIDS Day

30 November 2021

Fighting HIV / AIDS

On this World AIDS Day, Solthis reaffirms its commitment to this global fight that impacts women, children and men of all origins on all continents. In West and Central Africa, despite progress in the fight against HIV thanks to intense international mobilization and the involvement of countries and civil society, 32% of people living with HIV are unaware that they are living with the virus, and therefore cannot benefit from treatment. 42% of pregnant women living with HIV do not receive... Read more

Empowering patients and health care workers for comprehensive and effective HIV care

21 September 2021

SIERRA LEONECommunity mobilisation and health promotionFighting HIV / AIDS

HIV health care in Sierra Leone

The project “Empowerment of users for improved quality treatment of HIV care in Sierra Leone”, also called the Empower Project, kicked off in early 2016 with the financial support of the French Developement Agency (AFD), the Sierra Leone Health Ministry, the Paris City Council, foundations and private donators. Its 1st phase allowed Solthis to bring together Patients and Health Care Workers to engage in a constructive dialogue and capacity building process, which has resulted in breaking... Read more

Portrait: our citizens in solidarity

22 July 2021

CAPACITY BUILDINGFighting Covid-19Fighting HIV / AIDS

  « True universal access to free HIV viral load testing cannot be achieved without strengthening health services and systems at all levels and through strong political commitment. »   Emilande Guichet is part of our network of experts regularly mobilised on our solidarity consultancies. She joined Solthis in 2017 as a Laboratory Advisor - Virology within the OPP-ERA project, where for 3 years she was in charge of the installation of molecular biology laboratories for the... Read more

120 health professionals trained in the use of pulse oximeters in Niger

19 July 2021


  In Niger, the AIRE project launched in June a series of training sessions for health workers in the use of the pulse oximeter (PO) in the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), an essential tool for the diagnosis of low blood oxygen levels, which is one of the main causes of death in children suffering from respiratory infections. This diagnostic tool will increase the chances of survival for more than 10,000 under-five children in Niger who are too often... Read more

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