Solthis Solidarité Thérapeutique et Initiatives pour la Santé

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Created by research physicians,

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GOVERNANCE AND HEALTH POLICIES

Gouvernance et politiques de sante

The issues

New governance schemes have been put in place to better coordinate the efforts of all those involved in national healthcare programmes, including AIDS programmes (health ministry HIV programmes, national AIDS control committees, NGOs, donor agencies).

But strategic planning, the technical nature of certain aspects (medical, supplies), and on-the-ground implementation of national policies remain significant challenges for national coordinating bodies.

Our priority

Solthis shares its expertise with its national partners and supports them in developing national healthcare policies, sectoral strategies and technical standards and procedures.

Solthis is also working to strengthen mechanisms for consultation and coordination among various stakeholders at the institutional level, and between those stakeholders and civil society (community associations, observatories, patient networks).

 

What we do in the field

Technical assistance

  • Support the development of national policies: guides, protocols, directives, strategic frameworks, decentralization plans
  • Participate in technical medical committees
  • Participate in preparing funding applications, notably for the Global Fund: quantifying needs, active-file projection modelling, listing pharmaceutical products
  • Build the capacity of agency technical managers: training, internships, providing technical documentation
  • Provide technical support and training for regional public health boards to improve their oversight of healthcare structures
  • Strengthen and decentralise health districts: strengthen executive teams in the areas of training and supervision, as well as steering the health strategy (HIV) and operationalising decentralisation plans

 

Stakeholder coordination

  • Participate in and strengthen multi-stakeholder consultation mechanisms: technical groups, supply group
  • Strengthen patient associations and local community networks so they can participate in establishing policies and national health programmes
  • Elect Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM) member for the Global Fund in some countries as a representative of international NGOs
  • Advocate for better adaptation of Global Fund operations to the realities of the various countries
BeneficiariesCollaborations
  • Health ministry national AIDS programs and regional health directorates
  • National AIDS control committees (CNLS)
  • Direction de la Pharmacie et Laboratoire
  • CCM (Country Coordinating Mechanism)
  • Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • France's 5% Initiative
  • UN

Country action

GUINEAMALIBENINNIGERSIERRA LEONECHAD

Expertise

OPERATIONAL RESEARCHHEALTH FINANCINGADVOCACYCAPACITY BUILDINGHEALTH WORKFORCEHEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMHEALTH SERVICESTRENGTHENING SYSTEMS AND HEALTH SERVICESHEALTH PRODUCTS AND PHARMACEUTICAL SYSTEMLABORATORIES AND TECHNICAL PLATFORMS

Health priority

HIV / AIDSTUBERCULOSISMALARIAMOTHER AND CHILD HEALTHEBOLAHEPATITIS

Associated contents

Analyse des enjeux d’un partenariat public/privé (PPP) en matière de prise en charge du VIH/Sida. Etude de cas dans la région minière de Boké (République de Guinée)

2008 |  Research papers

GUINEAOPERATIONAL RESEARCHHEALTH FINANCINGGOVERNANCE AND HEALTH POLICIESHIV / AIDS

Author : O. Diallo Tutors : Dr. A. Beaulière, Dr. F. Perez, Dr. L. Pizarro Partners : ISPED

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The marriage of science and optimized HIV care in resource-limited settings

2008 |  Scientific Papers

OPERATIONAL RESEARCHADVOCACYGOVERNANCE AND HEALTH POLICIESHIV / AIDS

Author(s) : A. Calmy, C. Pizzocolo, L. Pizarro, G. Brücker, R. Murphy, C. Katlama and the Strategies in Resource-Limited Settings Working Group Journal : AIDS - 2008, 22:2227-2230

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Technical support by Solthis for health-care workers in order to decentralise medical treatment for people living with HIV in the Segou region of Mali

2009 |  Scientific Papers

MALICAPACITY BUILDINGHEALTH WORKFORCEGOVERNANCE AND HEALTH POLICIESHIV / AIDS

Author(s) : P. Teisseire, A. Akondé, C. Pizzocolo, S. Calmettes, N. Bodo, L. Pizarro Journal : FACTS Reports - Field Actions Sci. Rep., 1, 1-9, 2009

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Le fonctionnement de la prise en charge des patients séropositifs au Bénin : Le cas de l’Atacora.

2007 |  Research papers

BENINOPERATIONAL RESEARCHHEALTH FINANCINGGOVERNANCE AND HEALTH POLICIESHIV / AIDS

Author : P. Bonvalet Partners : Sciences Po

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Apports et limites des ONG dans la lutte contre sida au Bénin

2007 |  Scientific Papers

BENINOPERATIONAL RESEARCHGOVERNANCE AND HEALTH POLICIESHIV / AIDS

Author(s) : P. Bonvalet Journal : Alternatives Economiques - 2007/4 - n°36 - p.21 à 32

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L’appui alimentaire aux PVVIH à Niamey (approche socio-anthropologique)

2007 |  Research papers

NIGEROPERATIONAL RESEARCHGOVERNANCE AND HEALTH POLICIESHIV / AIDS

Authors : A. Diarra, A. Moumouni Research assistants : M. Moha, O. Issaka Partners : LASDEL

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Le statut socio-économique et l’accès aux traitements contre le VIH/sida au Niger

2007 |  Research papers

NIGEROPERATIONAL RESEARCHHEALTH FINANCINGGOVERNANCE AND HEALTH POLICIESHIV / AIDS

Author : S. Dalglish Tutor : L. Pizarro Partners : Sciences Po

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L’impact de la situation socio-économique sur la réussite de la prise en charge pour les patients vivants avec le VIH/Sida et l’effet de l’identité d’être malade de Sida sur la pauvreté – Travail suite à une enquête de terrain au Mali.

2007 |  Research papers

MALIOPERATIONAL RESEARCHHEALTH FINANCINGGOVERNANCE AND HEALTH POLICIESHEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMHIV / AIDS

Author : Shi Weijing Partners : Sciences Po

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Les visites à domicile auprès des PVVIH à Niamey (approche socio-anthropologique)

2007 |  Research papers

NIGEROPERATIONAL RESEARCHGOVERNANCE AND HEALTH POLICIESHIV / AIDS

Authors : A. Diarra, A. Moumouni Research assistants : M. Moha, O. Issaka Partners : LASDEL

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Francophone Conference – Brussels, march 2005

2005 |  Posters

MALIADVOCACYGOVERNANCE AND HEALTH POLICIESHIV / AIDS

Pour un accès gratuit et décentralisé aux antirétroviraux en Afrique subsaharienne : l'expérience de Solthis dans la région de Ségou, au Mali Author(s) : E. Klement, Z. Traoré, B. Jarrousse, L. Tegna, C. Tétrel, C. Katlama

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