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Portrait: our caring citizens

14 February 2024


Interview with Dr Gabrièle Laborde-Balen Health anthropologist Dr Gabrièle Laborde-Balen has been working for over 20 years in West and Central Africa, mainly in Cameroon and Senegal. Associate researcher at IRD's TransVIHMI unit, her research focuses on HIV-related vulnerabilities: pediatric HIV, men who have sex with men and elderly people living with HIV. She shares about her experience as an expert in the implementation of our technical assistance for the situational analysis of... Read more

A look back at 20 years of Solthis in Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Mali

12 December 2023

After the head office team in Paris, it was the turn of our teams in the field in Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal and Mali to celebrate Solthis' 20th anniversary, accompanied by our institutional partners and the people on the field who play a central role in ensuring that our projects run smoothly. To mark the occasion, our Chief Executive Officer, Dr Serge Breysse, went to Freetown, where he joined Maurice Kwite, Country Director and the Deputy Minister of Planning . Then to Dakar,... Read more

November 25, 2023 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

12 December 2023


Every year on November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Solthis demonstrates its ongoing commitment to raising awareness and combating all forms of gender-based violence (GBV). #EVERYNOCOUNTS For a week, we broadcast content on our social networks highlighting our actions through our projects in the field linked to the fight against GBV: PAJES in Guinea, SANSAS in Senegal and POUVOIR in Côte d'Ivoire. Our campaign began with a video showing how Solthis... Read more

World AIDS Day: ATLAS strategy helps reduce new HIV infections

30 November 2023

GUINEAMALICAPACITY BUILDINGFighting HIV / AIDSInfectious and emerging diseases

The research undertaken as part of the ATLAS project, carried out by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, continues to deliver the lessons learned from the project. After 11 articles published in scientific journals, two new studies will soon be published ("preprint"). Among them, the study led by Romain Silhol[1] "Assessing the potential population-level impacts of HIV self-testing distribution among key populations in Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal: a mathematical... Read more

Training of health personnel and care pathways for cases of gender-based violence

11 September 2023


As part of the SANSAS project implemented by Solthis (lead), Equipop, Enda santé, LARTES and Raes, financed by Agence Française de Développement with co-financing from the L'Oréal Fund for Women for the Gender-Based Violence component, Solthis is strengthening its intervention strategy in the field of gender-based violence (GBV). Discover our two videos on the training of health personnel and on the care pathway for better management of GBV in the operating departments of the SANSAS... Read more

Activity report 2022

26 July 2023

Our activity report 2022 is available ! Discover our 2022 activity report Download the 2022 activity report in PDF format Read more

Sharing experiences with countries in the West Africa region and consultants involved in the development of new Global Fund grants.

29 March 2023 |  , , ,

The first submission window for the new Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis (GFATM) grant cycle, GC 7, took place at the end of March. In this context, Solthis was invited to present its experience and expertise in supporting and deploying HIV self-testing and PrEP strategies in West Africa at the Preparing Funding Applications for the 2023-2025 Global Fund cycle workshop organized by UNAIDS in Saly, Senegal, last December. The objective of the workshop was to share the... Read more

How the SANSAS project is improving technical knowledge and skills in SRH

20 January 2023 |  


Cathy Laetitia Mancabo has been the midwife of the Diallocounda health post in the department of Bounkiling since November 2021. Located 43 km from the health center of Bounkiling, this post operates for fourteen villages, three of which border Gambia. Solthis, through the SANSAS project, is the only non-governmental organization to intervene in this health service delivery point, which unfortunately does not have any endowment funds from the town hall. Having participated in the project's... Read more

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


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




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