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PACTES & OPP-ERA: a common synergy to place HIV infected patients at the heart of the healthcare system

22 October 2018


Prise en charge VIH en Guinée, remettre le patient au coeur des soins

Rich of a strong collaboration and a common goal of placing HIV infected patients at the heart of the healthcare system in Guinea, our projects PACTES  and OPP-ERA organized an important meeting with community leaders defending rights of HIV infected or affected persons in Guinea, on 17 October 2018 at the Donka National Hospital. Indeed, REGAP + (Associations of people infected and affected by HIV network), REFIG (Network of Women infected and affected by HIV) and  FEG (Fondation Espoir... Read more

Innovation to improve treatment adherence in children living with HIV in Sierra Leone

27 September 2018

SIERRA LEONECAPACITY BUILDINGTherapeutic Patient EducationFighting HIV / AIDS

Sia Nyama- Sierra Leone

  Medication adherence in children living with HIV remains a challenge in Sierra Leone and globally. To address the issue, Solthis, through a concept themed on ‘a fish and its scales’ developed an innovative tool to help support drug adherence in children between 5 to 10 years old, taking antiretroviral treatment (ART). The tool has been designed to incite children to take their treatment by colouring the fish with scales at each drug intake, but also  to help as an evaluative tool... Read more

Niger – photo exhibition : “My sexual health, My rights, My choices”

10 September 2018


The exhibition was launched on September 6, 2018 at the Franco-Nigerien Cultural Center Jean Rouch in Niamey in collaboration with the NGOs Lafia Matassa, Equilibres et Populations, and with the support of the Initiative 5%. More than 100 Solthis partners and guests were present to support the committment of the peer-educators working with the project JADES to promote sexual and reproductive rights & health among young people in Niger. The report is a result of the photographer Gaël... Read more

Launch of ATLAS – Self-testing project – at the AIDS 2018 Conference

26 July 2018

Fighting HIV / AIDS

On the occasion of the 22nd International Conference on HIV (AIDS 2018 in Amsterdam from July 23rd to 27th), the ATLAS project " Autotest, Libre d’Accéder à la connaissance de son Statut VIH," funded by Unitaid and implemented by a French consortium, Solthis and the IRD was launched. It will be conducted in 3 countries: Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal for 3 and a half years (2018-2021). The official signature took place on the French booth on Wednesday July 25th in the presence of the... Read more

Join Solthis at AIDS 2018

20 July 2018

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Promoting learning exchange between Uganda and Sierra Leone: an opportunity to explore Uganda best practices in tackling HIV

2 May 2018


Visit meeting on the saving and lending program among PLHIV with Sikyomu support Group - Mityana “The learning has further enhanced my skills on how to map out programs or activities that NETHIPs will embark on, in order to meaningfully contribute to the national response and in the same vein improve the lives of persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDs in the country. From now onwards, we will work with the leadership of NETHIPs for it to strategically locate itself in advancing the... Read more

Solthis at AFRAVIH 2018

5 April 2018

Fighting HEPATITISFighting HIV / AIDS

Afravih 2018

Come and learn more about our projects at AFRAVIH 2018 : Oral Communication : Patients' non-declaration of their HIV status and antiretroviral treatment to health workers during childbirth delivery in Conakry, Guinée" - A study conducted under DIAVINA-ANRS 12344 project and presented on April 7, 2018 at 8:30 am. Poster : "Consideration and quantification of the elimination costs of plastic and toxic waste generated by HIV viral load tests in developing countries: a study of the OPP-ERA... Read more

Exchange of experience between young people engaged in sexual and reproductive health promotion in Mali and Niger

3 April 2018


As part of the project JADES, peer educators from Niger visited their counterpart in Mali to exchange experience from their daily awareness activities. Exchange with ARCAD-SIDA During the visit, the peer educators (PEs) participated together in several activities, including an educational chat session with ARCAD-AIDS’ peer educators on sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The meeting allowed therefore the peer educators to share their experiences, discuss the different steps of... Read more

“TB-Speed joins the fight for a TB-Free world”

23 March 2018


EndTB2018 - TB Speed

On March 24th, we will commemorate the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day to raise public awareness about TB. Responsible of over 4,500 deaths a day, this disease presents devastating health, social and economic impacts. Despite the fact that TB is curable, too many children do not access treatment and die from the disease because they are just not diagnosed. The 2018 World TB Day campaign theme is “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world. You can make history. End TB“. A TB-free world is only... Read more

15 March 2018


UNITAID - Global Fund

Both key partners of the guinean ministry of Health in the fight against HIV / AIDS, Unitaid and the Global Fund organized a joint mission in Guinea from February 20 to February 22, 2018. The mission allowed exchanges with relevant stakeholders in the country to understand the challenges of scaling up viral load testing in Guinea. The OPP-ERA project, funded by Unitaid and implemented by Solthis, gave for the first time in Guinea access to viral load testing since 2014. This mission was... Read more

Côte d’Ivoire – Burundi: Expertise exchange on HIV Viral Load Testing

22 February 2018


From 5 to 16 February 2018, a two-week training session took place at CEDRES laboratory (Center for Diagnosis and Research on AIDS) in Abidjan. The session was organized for the three new laboratories supported by the 2nd phase of  OPP-ERA in Burundi: the National Institute of Public Health (INSP), Kamenge University Hospital Center (CHUK),  the Regional Hospital of Muyinga. and  was focused on viral load testing and essential laboratory tests for a good quality care of HIV –infected... Read more

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