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Training for better care of gender-based violence victims in West and Central Africa

23 August 2022

COTE D'IVOIREGUINEANIGERSENEGALCAPACITY BUILDINGCapacity building and empowermentPromoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

From August 2 to 6, 2022, a training session was held in Saly, Senegal, for health workers and community actors, to improve the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) and the care of survivors in Senegal, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire and Niger. The training was organized by Solthis teams in collaboration with our Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights projects (SRHR): SANSAS, which aims to improve the reproductive health of young people in Senegal, PAJES in Guinea, which targets the... Read more

Solthis at AIDS 2022

29 July 2022

MALIADVOCACY FOR FAIR ACCESS TO QUALTITY HEALTH CARECommunity mobilisation and health promotionFighting HIV / AIDS

AIDS 2022 conference on HIV

Solthis participated to the 24th edition of the AIDS conference, AIDS 2022, to present the results of the ATLAS HIV self-testing project in West Africa.   Watch the replay of the intervention of Joseph Larmarange (IRD), in charge of the project research component: "Self Testing, Empowerment and Self Care: perspectives from lessons learned in implementing HIV self testing in West Africa" lors du symposium “ Self-testing to enhance HIV, Hepatitis C and Covid-19 diagnosis and... Read more

Improving access to Covid-19 testing in West Africa using rapid antigenic tests

29 June 2022

MALINIGERSTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESFighting Covid-19

Lutte contre le Covid-19

The ECOVAN/ECOVAM studies in Mali and Niger evaluated the introduction of antigenic tests for COVID-19, combined with a triage strategy for symptomatic patients. The medical triage strategy allowed : +360% of suspected cases detected and offered a rapid antigen test The antigenic tests were : well accepted by caregivers and patients efficient: +170% of Covid-19 cases detected compared to PCR test reliable: 90% of antigenic rapid tests confirmed by PCR According to... Read more

Scaling up innovative health interventions

28 April 2022

Monitoring & Evaluation

Replays - passage à l'échelle des projets en santé

Watch the replays of the 4 sessions of the day (in french)   A look back at the discussion day "From pilot project to generalization of a health innovation, the delicate art of scaling up", organized on the 4th of April by Solthis in partnership with the AFD to discuss the challenges of scaling up and sustaining pilot projects in health so that more people can benefit from the innovation. More than 400 of you attended the workshop, in more than 25 countries, either face-to-face or... Read more

Empowerement of individuals and organisations: The importance of community based approaches in health

16 February 2022

Capacity building and empowermentFighting HIV / AIDSImprove the health of children in AfricaPromoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Empowerment des communautés

On 25 January 2022, Solthis and AFD co-organised the conference "Empowerement of individuals and organisations: The importance of community based approaches in health" in collaboration with its associative partners in Côte d'Ivoire, France, Guinea, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Find all the videos screened during the two round tables : Testimonial - Pauline KIBE, Civil Society Strengthening Advisor - Solthis, Sierra Leone Testimonial - Josiane Tety - Pouvoir Project Testimonial... Read more

Empowering patients and health care workers for comprehensive and effective HIV care

21 September 2021

SIERRA LEONECommunity mobilisation and health promotionFighting HIV / AIDS

HIV health care in Sierra Leone

The project “Empowerment of users for improved quality treatment of HIV care in Sierra Leone”, also called the Empower Project, kicked off in early 2016 with the financial support of the French Developement Agency (AFD), the Sierra Leone Health Ministry, the Paris City Council, foundations and private donators. Its 1st phase allowed Solthis to bring together Patients and Health Care Workers to engage in a constructive dialogue and capacity building process, which has resulted in breaking... Read more

Portrait: our citizens in solidarity

22 July 2021

CAPACITY BUILDINGFighting Covid-19Fighting HIV / AIDS

  « True universal access to free HIV viral load testing cannot be achieved without strengthening health services and systems at all levels and through strong political commitment. »   Emilande Guichet is part of our network of experts regularly mobilised on our solidarity consultancies. She joined Solthis in 2017 as a Laboratory Advisor - Virology within the OPP-ERA project, where for 3 years she was in charge of the installation of molecular biology laboratories for the... Read more

120 health professionals trained in the use of pulse oximeters in Niger

19 July 2021

NIGERSTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESImprove the health of children in Africa

  In Niger, the AIRE project launched in June a series of training sessions for health workers in the use of the pulse oximeter (PO) in the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), an essential tool for the diagnosis of low blood oxygen levels, which is one of the main causes of death in children suffering from respiratory infections. This diagnostic tool will increase the chances of survival for more than 10,000 under-five children in Niger who are too often... 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

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

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