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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

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

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