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Press Release: Solthis and the ATLAS project at AFRAVIH 2020, online

5 November 2020 |  ,


In the context of the pandemic at COVID-19, the 10th International Francophone Conference on HIV and Hepatitis will not take place in Dakar, but virtually, from November 8 to 11. Solthis, and particularly through the ATLAS Project, is very present at this conference, to share the responses provided by our projects to the challenges of access to quality HIV testing and care in West and Central Africa, as well as the adaptations deployed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us online... Read more

Maintaining women's rights at the heart of the political agenda while involving feminist movements!

7 April 2020

As the whole international community is gravely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, France, Mexico and UN Women have announced on Friday that the Generation Equality Forum will be postponed to the first semester of 2021. While this calendar change is justified by pressing health and security concerns, it cannot translate into governments withdrawing their commitments on women’s and girls’ rights in the political agendas at national and international level! The COVID-19 pandemic, as the... Read more

COVID-19 pandemic: Solthis calls for the mobilization of financial and technical actors for sub-Saharan Africa

31 March 2020

Contributing to the prevention, diagnosis and management of cases of COVID19, to the protection of health professionals and to promote the continuity of access to essential healthcare services: Solthis wishes to carry out these actions, but will not be able to do so without the support of the international community Paris- march 31, 2020  - The Covid-19 pandemic is upsetting the global, health, economic, political and social balance. "Health systems are destabilized everywhere; we don't yet... Read more

Louis Pizarro, CEO of Solthis, has decided to step down.

27 December 2019

Paris - December 27, 2019 After 15 years at Solthis, 13 of which as CEO, Louis Pizarro is retiring to join an international health organization. The Board of Directors of Solthis warmly thanked Dr. Louis Pizarro for his work as CEO. In 15 years Solthis has become a recognized global health NGO, with 6 offices in West Africa, a regional headquarters in Dakar and a general headquarters in Paris. Focused historically on the fight against HIV/AIDS, Solthis' action has expanded in recent... Read more

Replenishment Conference of The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria

9 October 2019


  The Global Fund Replenishment Conference is opening today in Lyon, France.  The French President and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria have set a target of raising at least 14 billion dollars for 2020-2022, which will save 16 million additional lives.  An increase of the French contribution by at least 25% is a prerequisite to reach this target. The success of the Global Fund Replenishment Conference depends on it.   This increase of at least 270... Read more

Preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in Guinea: results of the ANRS 12344-DIAVINA study

8 October 2019


Santé mère-enfant : prévention de la transmission mère enfant du VIH, résultats de l’étude ANRS 12344-DIAVINA

Conakry, Guinea, October 8, 2019. The  Operational Research Project ANRS 12344- DIAVINA, implemented in Guinea since 2017 by Solthis in partnership with PNLSH (the National Programme for the Fight against AIDS and Hepatitis) and FEG, the association Federation Espoir Guinée and thanks to the financial support of ANRS and the Paris City Hall, ends on Tuesday 8 October 2019 in Conakry.   Why the project? Despite progress in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT),... Read more

Launch of the projects ATLAS and MTV Shuga Babi in Côte d’Ivoire

13 May 2019 |  , ,


Abidjan : Lancement du Projet ATLAS et MTV Shuga Babi

Abidjan, May 7th 2019 Supported and funded by Unitaid, the ATLAS and MTV Shuga: Babi projects officially launched today in Abidjan. MTV Shuga: Babi is a TV show and multimedia campaign aimed at raising awareness of HIV/AIDS among young people in French-speaking Africa. The ATLAS project will provide HIV self-testing kits in Ivory Coast.   ATLAS and MTV Shuga Babi are both supported by Unitaid and are two complementary projects in the fight against HIV/AIDS, with a particular focus... 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


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

Press Release CSUD : Ebola, the healthcare chain is broken

30 September 2014

Emerging Diseases

Read (in French) the Press Release from the French NGO Platform Coordination Sud   Paris, le 30 septembre 2014 – A la suite de la réunion de haut niveau des Nations unies du 25 septembre dernier, et deux jours après le déploiement en Afrique de l'Ouest de la mission des Nations unies pour la lutte contre Ebola, les ONG de Santé de Coordination SUD restent vigilantes à la concrétisation des engagements pour que soient mis en œuvre des moyens logistiques et humains à la... Read more

Ebola virus outbreak: continuity of care at risk

12 September 2014


While the Ebola virus outbreak spreads in West Africa, where Solthis has operated for more than 10 years, we draw the attention of the international community to the catastrophic consequences of this crisis on health systems. Access to care and continuity of treatment for other pathologies are in serious threat. This crisis disrupts health services and severely impacts the conditions of access to care for all populations. Our field staff can attest to the reality of the impact in many... Read more

Reject ACTA ! Save people living with AIDS !

2 July 2012 |  , ,


After four years of secret negociations on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) by the European Commission, the EU Parliament will finally be able to take position and vote on the agreement that threatens acces to medicine for milions of people living with HIV all over the world. ACTA establishes a confusion between legitimate generics and counterfeit medicines and  allows their seizure and destruction. It will jeopardize the arrival of cheap generic drugs and hinder the access to... Read more

Zero deaths and new infections with Zero Zero Financing?

20 December 2011 |  , , ,


ADDIS ABABA, Dec. 7. The Francophone associations to fight against AIDS, gathered from 4 to 8 December 2011 on the sidelines of the 16th International Conference on AIDS (ICASA) in Addis Ababa, are concerned about risks to the financing of the fight against the epidemic. They propose a series of measures to take the international commitment to double the number of people infected with HIV on treatment by 2015 commitment made ​​by UN member states in June 2011. Today, we all know that... Read more




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