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Our actions in response to COVID-19

1 July 2020


  The 300,000 cases of infection have been exceeded in Africa (source WHO June 21 2020). On May 11, UNAIDS estimated that 500,000 additional deaths caused by HIV could occur in Africa in 1 year (double the deaths recorded in 2019) if access to antiretroviral treatment was disrupted for 6 months by the COVID-19 pandemic.   1. Raising awareness about COVID-19 and providing accurate information to stop the community contamination chain   Misinformation is a major issue in... Read more

Interview with Professor Yazdan Yazdanpanah on the Covid-19 pandemic

1 July 2020

We met with Prof. Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Head of Department in Infectiology and Infectious Diseases at the Bichat Hospital in Paris, member of the French Scientific Council and administrator of Solthis.   What is your vision of the current situation in Africa? Fortunately, the impact of the epidemic is less than expected. However, it is difficult to know "why", there are different hypotheses. Aren't there many cases because they are not being diagnosed? Even if they are not... Read more


24 June 2020

Rapport d'activité 2019

  Our activity report for the year 2019 is now available. Discover the results of our actions in 2019 in the fight against HIV and tuberculosis, for the improvement and promotion of sexual and reproductive health, mother-child health and the strengthening of primary health care. But also the technical assistance provided to partners in the field.  We would like to thank our partners who are fighting alongside us to make access to health a reality for all. Download the activity report... Read more

Dr Serge BREYSSE is the new CEO of Solthis

16 April 2020

The Board of Directors and all Solthis employees are delighted to welcome our new Chief Executive Officer Serge Breysse. He succeeds Louis Pizarro, who stepped down on March 6th, at the head of Solthis.   Serge Breysse is a medical doctor with a degree in Public Health. Until now, he was Director of the GloPID-R Secretariat, an alliance to bring together research funding organizations on a global scale to facilitate an effective and rapid research response for outbreak of emerging... Read more

Maintaining women's rights at the heart of the political agenda while involving feminist movements!

7 April 2020

As the whole international community is gravely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, France, Mexico and UN Women have announced on Friday that the Generation Equality Forum will be postponed to the first semester of 2021. While this calendar change is justified by pressing health and security concerns, it cannot translate into governments withdrawing their commitments on women’s and girls’ rights in the political agendas at national and international level! The COVID-19 pandemic, as the... Read more

Covid-19: frequently asked questions and answers

6 April 2020


This FAQ is based on current information and data available internationally (sources: WHO, French Ministry of Health, Institut Pasteur). The COVID-19 infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus is recent and new evidences are being discovered every day. Please note that this FAQ is evolutive and will therefore be constantly updated.   The best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently, cover your mouth with the crease of your elbow or a tissue, and... Read more

COVID-19 pandemic: Solthis calls for the mobilization of financial and technical actors for sub-Saharan Africa

31 March 2020

Contributing to the prevention, diagnosis and management of cases of COVID19, to the protection of health professionals and to promote the continuity of access to essential healthcare services: Solthis wishes to carry out these actions, but will not be able to do so without the support of the international community Paris- march 31, 2020  - The Covid-19 pandemic is upsetting the global, health, economic, political and social balance. "Health systems are destabilized everywhere; we don't yet... Read more

Bringing together healthcare workers to identify challenges in HIV service provision in health facilities

27 February 2020


Since March 2019, Solthis and Action Against Hunger in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) are implementing a project to strengthen health systems and ensure active involvement of communities, especially women, adolescent and youth. (PROSSAN).   Based on a participatory approach, the project brought together health care workers at each of the 22 supported health facilities (13 in Western Area Urban District and 9 in Western Area Rural District) to... Read more

[Côte d’Ivoire] Second consortium meeting of the ATLAS Project in Abidjan

26 February 2020


From 10 to 13 February, all the partners of the ATLAS Project met in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, for the second consortium meeting. While the first meeting, organized in July 2019 in Saly, Senegal, clarified the standards, procedures and methods, this second edition was an opportunity to make an assessment of the progress made as the distribution of HIV self-test kits has begun in the three countries where the project is being implemented, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal.   Partners... Read more

Involving patients in their own health is essential to improve the quality of care

25 February 2020


"PACTES trained not only medical staff but also patients". Since 2017, the PACTES project, has brought together in Guinea caregivers, patients and psychosocial mediators to identify care problems and propose solutions such as psychosocial support services for patients, reorganization of the care circuit for patients and the improvement of the healthcare workers-patient relationship.  During the closing workshop of project in Conakry on the 29th february, we met 4 participants in the project... Read more

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

4 February 2020

NIGERADVOCACY FOR FAIR ACCESS TO QUALTITY HEALTH CAREPromoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

  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


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




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