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Empower Project: NETHIPS management and coordination capacity training by Solthis and the Commission of Human Rights in Sierra Leone

17 March 2017


  Solthis organized a 3-day training workshop in Sierra Leone for NETHIPS, the national Network of People living with HIV,  project managers and  regional coordinators. The training was part of the capacity building strategy of the Empower project that Solthis has been carrying out in Sierra Leone since 2016 with the support of AFD and the City of Paris.Implemented in collaboration with the Human Rights  Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL), the training was based on the rights... Read more

Sierra Leone : Empower Project Annual Workshop

3 March 2017


On February the 28th, Solthis Sierra Leone held  its annual workshop with stakeholders to review activities and results of  the Empower project  that aims at strengthening capacity of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and civil society to exercise their rights to Health. The workshop brought together sixty participants, including strategic partners and  beneficiaries of the project : health care workers from the 13 health centres supported by Solthis, members of  the 11 NETHIPS... Read more

Operational research project ANRS 12344 – DIAVINA – The first mother- child cohort study have started!

1 March 2017


On Tuesday, February 22th , 2017, in Ignace Deen UHC pediatric department  in Conakry, the first cohort study  of the project ANRS 12344- DIAVINA has been launched, including mothers whose HIV infection was  not diagnosed  until childbirth and their newborns.   Mothers were immediately diagnosed and treated in the first time; In the second time, newborns benefited an immediate HIV testing and an enhanced preventive treatment (from birth), which will be administered for 12 weeks. Mothers... Read more

Improving living conditions of prisoners in Niger – Niamey and Say prisons

23 February 2017


Solthis, partner of the National Platform of actors intervening in prisons in Niger relauching Under the project "Improving  living conditions of prisoners" co-funded by the European Union  and AFD ( French Development Agency) and implemented by Solthis and its partner,  the Association of Human Rights (ANDDH) in Niger, Solthis was among the Ministry of Justice ' small group of partners who participated in the relaunch of the National Platform of actors intervening in Prisons, of... Read more

Strategy improvement workshop of viral load tests demand in Guinea

20 February 2017


  Solthis, in partnership with Guinea National Program for Health Care and Prevention ( PNPCSP) held a workshop in Conakry from 14 to 16 February 2017 to reinforce the HIV viral load demand strategy in Guinea. The workshop was attended by 30 participants from CNLS (National AIDS Committee), PNPCSP, UNAIDS, MSF, HIV treatment centers, laboratories and associations  of people living with HIV.    Access to viral load tests for HIV-infected patients is one of the major... Read more

What impact on health systems after NGO’s projects have been completed ?

14 February 2017


From 7 to 10 February, a colloquium organized by the Laboratory of Studies and Research on Social Dynamics and Local Development (LASDEL) was held in Niamey with Montréal University collaboration to compare and discuss recent  and ongoing  research on neglected problems in public health systems in Africa. Louis Pizarro, CEO of Solthis, intervened on 9 February in the round table discussion on the challenge of sustaining progress in health systems once the NGOs' projects have been... Read more

Solthis at Pharma Event Tunisie

10 February 2017


    Organized for the firtst time, the fair is an opportunity  for health professionals and pharmaceutical institutions to exchange and discover  pharmaceutical, para-pharmaceutical and well-being research innovations. During this two-day event, Etienne Guillard, Director of Strengthening Health Systems and Services at Solthis is participating in the round table discussion dedicated to the Future of retail pharmacy . He will particularly discuss the role of pharmacists in... Read more

Sierra-Leone : Awareness-raising for HIV patients on the importance of properly taking ARV treatments

8 February 2017

Therapeutic Patient EducationHIV / AIDS

Under Solthis supervision in Sierra- Leone,  medical staff  of the Freetown Military Hospistal organized awareness-raising sessions for patients living with HIV on adherence to ARV treatments. Supported throughout the year by Solthis medical team, the nursery staff relied chiefly on posters developed as part of the project Empower  to  educate HIV patients on the importance of properly taking their treatments and follow given instructions. The project Empower is funded by AFD (Agence... Read more

Solthis participated in the ” GLOBAL HEALTH, RESEARCH AND FRANCOPHONE AFRICA ” conference

20 January 2017


The Ivorian and French governments, with the support of French research organizations, members of the Alliance for Life and Health Sciences (AVIESAN), organized  on January 18th  and 19th, 2017, two days conference, in Ivory Coast, on research in African French-speaking countries and its contribution to global health (more information : Press release - Abidjan hosts the PACCI Scientific Days). Louis Pizarro, CEO of Solthis,attended the first day of the conference (19th November) organized... Read more

JADES Project (Promoting the sexual health of adolescents) in Mali and Niger: feedback on sharing results and strategic planning workshops

29 December 2016


JADES Project aims to reduce new HIV infections and deaths and illnesses related to HIV and AIDS raising awareness in young people so that they can take charge of their own health. After the project launching workshops held in spring in Niger and in summer in Mali, the iagnostic phase took place in the two countries. The November strategic workshops allowed sharing the results and planning action for the months to come. In Mali These strategic workshops, held in Bamako from November 8 to... Read more

Training week for the 4 country coordinators of the OPP-ERA project

19 December 2016


The 4 country coordinators of the OPP-ERA project in Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea gathered in Solthis' headoffice  in Paris from Decmeber 12 to 16  for a week of training. This week, the project managers of  each consortium' member organizations, the OPP-ERA team based in Paris and the country coordinators were able to review all the stages of the implementation of Phase 2 of this project wich will extend until 2019. The week ended with the monthly Steering Committee of... Read more

World AIDS Day : photo contest of the ELSA platform

30 November 2016


On the occasion of the World AIDS Day, Elsa (Ensemble Luttons contre le Sida en Afrique) launch the 3rd edition of this photo contest in order to promote the "Centre de Ressources francophones sur le sida en Afrique". This contexte is opened to all the African associations partners of the ELSA platform. You can send your pictures by mail at: before January 15, 2017. Your photos can illustrate an awareness session in a village, an intervention in schools, a... Read more



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