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Solthis is part of the launch of the Francophone Network of Neglected Tropical Diseases

15 April 2016

NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of tropical diseases that are common in low-income populations in developing regions of Africa, Asia, and America. They are caused by various pathogens, primarily by helminth or protozoa parasites, but also viruses and bacteria. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the total impact for these pathologies is comparable to malaria and tuberculosis. Some of these pathologies can be prevented or treated by means that are accessible in more developed... Read more

JADES Project: Kick-off workshop in Niger

11 April 2016

NIGERCAPACITY BUILDINGHEALTH SERVICEHIV / AIDSMOTHER AND CHILD HEALTH

At the start of Jades project (Young and teenagers in health) in Niger, a launching workshop took place on April 7th at the Ministry of Health in Niamey in the presence of the Nigerien health authorities. The workshop was chaired by the Director-General for Health and Reproduction, and presented by the Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Health. It illustrated the multidisciplinary approach of this project and allow to increase awareness amongst partners and donors on HIV screening... Read more

More than 5,000 patients on ARTs have benefited from a viral load in Guinea thanks to the OPP-ERA project

29 March 2016

GUINEASTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESCAPACITY BUILDINGHEALTH WORKFORCEHEALTH PRODUCTS AND PHARMACEUTICAL SYSTEMHIV / AIDS

Solthis, in collaboration with the National Programme against HIV (PNPCSP), organized a workshop to share the results and prospects of the OPP-ERA project, a project to improve access to viral load in Guinea. It was held in Conakry on March 23 and 24 2016, in the presence of Professor Christine Rouzioux (ANRS). The OPP-ERA project, implemented by Solthis in Guinea, has introduced for the first time free access to viral load in Guinea's public health system and its access was maintained... Read more

« Tri-ARV pursuit » : Solthis created a board game to test and consolidate knowledge of health professionals

10 March 2016

NIGERCAPACITY BUILDINGHEALTH SERVICEHEALTH WORKFORCEHEALTH PRODUCTS AND PHARMACEUTICAL SYSTEMHIV / AIDS

Inspired by Trivial Pursuit, Solthis developed a prototype game whose aim is to test and consolidate essential medical knowledge and pharmaceutical skills. Such an innovative tool, the « Tri-ARV pursuit », has been conceived as part of a project financed by Sidaction and the Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation (FBS) and is intended to consolidate paramedical professionals' skills so to improve patient management and put health actors in charge of dispensing antiretroviral medicines (ART).... Read more

Research paper in PLOSmedicine on the JIKI Trial

7 March 2016

GUINEAOPERATIONAL RESEARCHEBOLA

Congratulations to INSERM and other partners of the JIKI trial, among which Alima, Doctors w/borders, the Red Cross for this publication in Plosmedicine The JIKI clinical trial seeked to test the effectiveness of Favirapir among people infected with the Ebola virus in Guinea. Solthis is pleased to have been able to participate in a modest degree to this project by facilitating the achievement of this trial on the spot through its team based in Conaky.   Read more

EU Commission made a pledge of €470 M for the Global Fund for 2017/2019

4 March 2016

GUINEAMALINIGERSIERRA LEONEADVOCACYHEALTH FINANCINGHIV / AIDSTUBERCULOSISMALARIA

The EU Commission made on Thursday March 3rd 2016, a pledge of €470 M for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for 2017/2019. A 27% increase from previous EU contribution to the Global Fund for 2014/2016. An important signal of support as in 2016 will be hosted the replenishment conference of the Global Fund for 2017/2019 Press release of the Global Fund  Press release of  "Global Fund Advocates"    Read more

Solthis selected as Sub-Recipient for the implementation of the HIV Global Fund grant for the 2015-2017 period in Guinea

23 February 2016

GUINEASTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESCAPACITY BUILDINGHEALTH SERVICEHEALTH PRODUCTS AND PHARMACEUTICAL SYSTEMLABORATORIES AND TECHNICAL PLATFORMSHEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMHIV / AIDSTUBERCULOSISMALARIA

As part of the new HIV grant of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for Guinea (2015-2017) : « Strengthening and decentralization of the national response to the AIDS epidemic in the Republic of Guinea», Solthis has been selected as Sub-Recipient by the CNLS (National Council for the Fight against AIDS- Conseil National de Lutte contre le Sida). This grant is intended to reduce mortality and morbidity among adults and children living with HIV through better access to... Read more

Operational research project on viral hepatitis for pregnant women and people living with HIV

18 February 2016

SIERRA LEONEOPERATIONAL RESEARCHHIV / AIDSHEPATITISMOTHER AND CHILD HEALTH

Today in Sierra Leone there is no systematic screening of HBV and HCV for pregnant women and People Living with HIV (PLHIV), and just few epidemiological data are available on this topic. Solthis conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, a study to estimate the prevalence rate among these targeted group. The study, conducted in September 2015, allowed the screening of 200 pregnant women at "Princess Christian Maternity Hospital" and 300 adults living with HIV at... Read more

Guinea – Research project DIAVINA: the preliminary phase is launched !

27 January 2016

GUINEAOPERATIONAL RESEARCHLABORATORIES AND TECHNICAL PLATFORMSHIV / AIDSMOTHER AND CHILD HEALTH

This project, funded by ANRS, the City council of Paris and Saham Insurance Guinea, aims to assess a strategy combining an early diagnosis for HIV and antiretroviral (ARV) treatment from birth, for infants highly exposed to the virus, born from mother untreated during their pregnancy. The Scientific Director of Solthis, Guillaume BRETON, MD, and the dedicated team for the project in our Guinean team organized with Ignace Deen Hospital the launch of the preliminary phase of this project, whose... Read more

Operational research training in Bamako

27 January 2016

MALIOPERATIONAL RESEARCH

Solthis organized an operational research training for prescribing doctors of Bamako. This formation has enhanced their skills for the management of operational research projects, their expertise on the redaction of scientific articles and realization of technical bibliography, but also, to identify better in their structures potential research projects to lead. The Head of mission of Solthis Mali, Alain AKONDE, MD, organized this workshop with the assistance of Almoustapha MAIGA, MD,... Read more

New Ebola case confirmed in Sierra Leone

6 January 2016

GUINEASIERRA LEONESTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESHEALTH SERVICEEBOLA

On January 15th 2016, a new Ebola case has been confirmed in Sierra Leone by WHO, 2 monthes after the country had been declared Ebola Free by WHO. On january 14th, Liberia the third country most affected by this epidemic has been declared Ebola free. Guinea is still in the 90-day period of heightened surveillance, prescribed by WHO to ensure that any new cases are identified quickly before they can spread to other people, after WHO declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in the... Read more

1st funding from the European Union for our project to improve living conditions of prisoners in Niger

15 December 2015 |  ,

NIGERCAPACITY BUILDINGADVOCACYHIV / AIDSTUBERCULOSISHEPATITISMALARIA

Solthis’ team in Niger was present at the EU Delegation in Niger on December 10th for the official signing ceremony of the project "Improvement of living conditions of prisoners" in attendance of partners NGOs and the Nigerien authorities, as well as of other international NGOs and the Embassies of France, Germany and Spain. This project aims to promote human rights in Niger, by improving the living conditions in the prisons through improving prisoners' access to quality health, legal and... Read more

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