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Press Release: Solthis and the ATLAS project at AFRAVIH 2020, online

5 November 2020 |  Press Release |  ,

HIV / AIDS

In the context of the pandemic at COVID-19, the 10th International Francophone Conference on HIV and Hepatitis will not take place in Dakar, but virtually, from November 8 to 11.

Solthis, and particularly through the ATLAS Project, is very present at this conference, to share the responses provided by our projects to the challenges of access to quality HIV testing and care in West and Central Africa, as well as the adaptations deployed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us online at https://www.afravih2020.org/

 


SYMPOSIUM

  • Sunday, November 8 – 15:30 GMT +1 – Unitaid Symposium ACCELERATING HIV REPOPE IN WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA
    • Clémence Doumenc-Aïdara, Director of the ATLAS Project: Improving Screening in key populations through self-tests: the ATLAS project

 

  • Monday, November 9 – 10:30 GMT +1 – SCANNING AND DIAGNOSIS
    • Moderated by Clémence Doumenc-Aïdara
    • With a mini-reading by Guillaume Breton, Scientific Director, Solthis: Self-tests in the South

 

  • Tuesday, November 10 – 13:00 GMT +1 – Solthis Symposium INTRODUCTION AND DEPLOYMENT OF HIV SELF-DISABILITY IN WEST AFRICA: RETURN OF EXPERIENCE FROM THE ATLAS PROJECT
  • With, among others, the interventions of :
    • Dr. Safiatou Thiam, Executive Secretary of the PNLS Senegal,
    • Dr. Aminata Saran Sidibé, from the NGO Soutoura in Mali,
    • Clémence Doumenc-Aïdara, Director of the ATLAS Project,

 

  • The introduction of Dr Philippe Duneton, Executive Director of Unitaid, and the presentation of the first results of the research conducted within the framework of the project.

 

  • Wednesday, November 11 – 08:30 gmt+1 – VIRAL LOAD AND FAILURE
    • With a mini-reading by Guillaume Breton, Scientific Director, Solthis: Project OPP-ERA: Making HIV viral load accessible is not enough!

 


POSTERS

  • Taking into account the economic dimension to think about different modes of dispensing HIV self-screening for index cases: case study in Mali

Marc D’Elbée (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) et al.

  • Is the manufacturer’s instructions for use sufficient in a multilingual and low-literacy context? The Example of HIV Self-Testing in West Africa

Anthony Vautier (Solthis, Senegal), et al.

  • “When you finish providing HIV self-screening … you also need the results. Peer educators’ concern about providing HIV self-testing, ATLAS project

Odette Ky-Zerbo (TransVIHMI – IRD, University of Montpellier, INSERM), et al.

  • Pragmatic approach to strengthen the capacity of health workers for quality care of people living with HIV: Solthis model in Sierra Leone

Franck Amahowe (Solthis, Sierra Leone) et al.

  • Impact of providing cell phones for communication between health workers and people living with HIV in Sierra Leone

Franck Amahowe (Solthis, Sierra Leone) et al.

 


Press Contacts :

  • Solthis : Agnès KONRAT, Communication and Sponsorship Manager

Agnes.konrat@solthis.org. +33 695199972

  • ATLAS Project: Juliette BASTIN, Communication and Advocacy Officer

Responsablecom.atlas@solthis.org. +221 78 183 64 07

Press registration: send an email to laetitia.clavel@gl-events.com to get free access to the conference platform.

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