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Niger: laboratories to fight HIV and tuberculosis

9 July 2021

NIGERFighting Covid-19Fighting HIV / AIDSFighting tuberculosis

Niamey, Republic of Niger, 7 July 2021 at the GAWEYE Hotel - 9am: Solthis officially launches the Labo 2S project "LABORATORIES FOR HEALTH IN NIGER" implemented in Niger in partnership with Fondation Mérieux and in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) and patients' associations (RENIP+ and ANIMAG/TB) Funded by the Initiative for a period of 3 years, the project aims to strengthen the capacity of laboratories to guarantee the availability and quality of laboratory services for... Read more

Using drones to optimise care for children exposed to HIV in Conakry

8 June 2021

GUINEAOPERATIONAL RESEARCHSTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESFighting HIV / AIDS

Feasibility study for the ANRS 12407 AIR-POP project « Innovative and Rapid Access to Diagnosis and Treatment to Optimize the Care of Children Exposed to HIV in Conakry»    Conakry, Republic of Guinea, 8 June 2021: Solthis, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the PNLSH (National AIDS and Hepatitis Control Programme) and the CNLS (National AIDS Control Committee) are testing from this Tuesday, June 8, drone flights for the transport of blood samples in Guinea to help... Read more

Together against Tuberculosis in Sierra Leone

15 April 2021

SIERRA LEONEFighting tuberculosis

L On 6 April, Sierra Leone joined other member states of the Global TB Caucus to officially launch the "Sierra Leone Parliamentary TB Caucus" to strengthen TB control in the country.    Indeed, the year 2020 has seen Sierra Leone lose ground on its achievements in TB control, which is due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the country and its partners must continue to fight TB valiantly as Sierra Leone is one of the most TB-affected countries in the world: TB is the fifth leading... Read more

Press release: New stage for the AIRE project

31 March 2021

NIGERSTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESImprove the health of children in Africa

  To provide access to innovative diagnostic tools to improve the identification of respiratory distress in children under 5 years of age.   Niamey, Niger. From 18 to 20 March, Solthis, in partnership with the Directorate of Mother and Child Health, is organising a workshop to revise the training and health reference tools for the management of childhood illnesses in Niger (clinical IMCI) in order to integrate the use of pulse oximeters. This activity is part of the AIRE project... Read more

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 SERVICESFighting tuberculosis

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

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4 January 2021

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COVID-19: Civil society engagement in Guinea

30 December 2020

GUINEAADVOCACY FOR FAIR ACCESS TO QUALTITY HEALTH CARECAPACITY BUILDINGCommunity mobilisation and health promotionSTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESFighting Covid-19Fighting HIV / 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 SERVICESFighting Covid-19Fighting HIV / 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 SERVICESFighting Covid-19Fighting HIV / 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-19Fighting Covid-19Fighting HIV / 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

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