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Solthis trained 50 doctors and biologists to research methods to conduct a study on HIV resistance to anti-retrovirals

22 September 2016

GUINEAHIV / AIDS

In the framework of the Grant of the Global Fund and at the request of CNLS, Solthis is coordinating the first investigation in Guinea at a national level on HIV resistance to anti-retrovirals, on compliance to antiretroviral treatment and on viral hepatitis. This investigation will be starting the 1st of October for 1 year. It will allow to gather information on 460 patients initiating a therapy based on anti-retrovirals in one of the 20 HIV care centers selected all over the... Read more

JADES Project: Kick-off workshops in Mali

8 September 2016

MALISTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESHEALTH SERVICEHIV / AIDS

At the end of August, in the Aoua Keita facility of Bamako was held the kick-off workshop of JADES project in Mali. Under the chairmanship of Fadima Keita, Head of Youth and Adolescent Health division, the project was introduced to institutional partners, NGOs/associations, Medias, as well as technical and financial partners involved in youth and adolescent health. Lead by Solthis, this project was initially launched in April 2016 in Niger thanks to the financial support of the French... Read more

UNITAID extends OPP-ERA viral-load access initiative in Western and Central Africa for three years, implemented by a consortium of French partners: the ANRS, Expertise France, Sidaction and Solthis

2 September 2016

GUINEAOPERATIONAL RESEARCHLABORATORIES AND TECHNICAL PLATFORMSHIV / AIDSTUBERCULOSIS

Official signing of OPP-ERA phase II in Solthis headquarters on September 1st 2016. Left to right : Claire Rekacewicz (ANRS), Lelio MARMORA UNITAID's Executive Director, Pr Christine Rouzioux, Arnaud Laurent (Expertise France), François Duprès (Sidaction) and Louis Pizarro (Solthis) UNITAID extends OPP-ERA viral-load access initiative in Western and Central Africa for three years GENEVA, PARIS- 1 September 2016 - UNITAID today committed a further US$ 14.7 million to the OPP-ERA project, a... Read more

Medical equipment for the infirmaries of the Niamey and Say prisons

25 August 2016

NIGERCAPACITY BUILDINGHEALTH SERVICEHIV / AIDSTUBERCULOSIS

As part of the project « Improvement of living conditions of prisoners in Say and Niamey », funded by the European Union and implemented by Solthis and its partner the Nigerien Association of Human Rights (ANDDH), Solthis team in Niger and the ANDDH have handed to the infirmaries of the Niamey and Say prisons medical equipment, in presence of the superintendent, the chief officer, the director of the reintegration and the Major of the infirmary. This donation of small medical equipment... Read more

First results for our Empower project in Sierra Leone

28 July 2016

SIERRA LEONECAPACITY BUILDINGHEALTH SERVICEHUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTHGOVERNANCE AND HEALTH POLICIESHIV / AIDS

Solthis started early 2016 the implementation of the Empower project, whose main objective is the strengthening of capacities of PLHIV and civil society in general to exercise their right to health. This project with a duration of 3 years, is co-financed by the French Development Agency (AFD), the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation and the City of Paris. It includes three parts:, strengthening caregivers’ capacity in 12 treatment centers in Freetown and the regions and support our... Read more

Empower Project: Solthis signed a new partnership agreement with Nethips

31 May 2016

SIERRA LEONESTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESCAPACITY BUILDINGHEALTH SERVICEHIV / AIDS

Within the framework of Empower project which is co-financed by AFD with the aim of improving the quality of health care of People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Sierra Leone, Solthis signed a new partnership agreement with Nethips (Network of HIV Positives in Sierra Leone) which plays a coordinating, advocacy and capacity building role at country level. In this context Solthis’ work relies on Nethips with its patient support groups in health centers. Solthis provides the network with... Read more

Solthis at the 2016 AFRAVIH Conference : discover our first pictures !

22 April 2016

GUINEANIGERSIERRA LEONEOPERATIONAL RESEARCHHIV / AIDSEBOLAHEPATITIS

The 8th International Francophone Conference on HIV / HEPATITIS -AFRAVIH 2016- is  currently held in Brussels from April 20 to 23 2016 : discover our first pictures !   During this unmissable event for Francophone players in the fight against HIV / AIDS and hepatitis, Solthis has a wide presence: 3 oral communications – 2 on continuity of care in Ebola context in Sierra Leone and Guinea, and 1 on the decentralization of HIV care in Niger, one component of CASSIS... Read more

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 / AIDS

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 BUILDINGHUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTHHEALTH 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 SERVICEHUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTHHEALTH 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

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