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Report from the International Forum on AIDS and Emerging diseases and Tribute to Dr. Edith Lucie Bongo Ondimba

The Society for AIDS In Africa, under a delegation led by Hon. Dr. David Pagwesese Parirenyatwa, SAA President, Dr. Meskerem Beleke Grunitzky, member of the SAA Board of Trustees and Mr. Luc Armand Bodea, ICASA Director and SAA Coordinator, Madam Clemence Assogba, Head of Administration and Finance and Mr....

To end AIDS in Africa, UNAIDS urges governments and partners to ramp up the response to HIV

Press release HARARE/GENEVA, 9 December 2023—Africa can end AIDS as a public threat, but to do so governments and international partners need to increase actions to reach everyone in need. Actions include accelerating treatment for children living with HIV and HIV prevention for adolescent girls, young women and key populations....

Rethinking the Notion: Are We Truly at the Last Mile for the HIV Response?

In the realm of global health, optimism often intersects with rhetoric, and one such prevailing sentiment asserts that we are at the last mile for the HIV response. This assertion, while undoubtedly fueled by significant advancements and progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, prompts a critical examination of its...

Who decided to ‘Let Community Lead’ what?

Introduction In recent weeks, the World AIDS Day theme has echoed a resounding call for communities to take the lead in the national and global response to HIV. This rallying cry emphasizes the vital role that communities play in addressing the challenges posed by the epidemic. However, within the seemingly...

ICASA Honours Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) secretariat, organizers of the International Conference on AIDS & STIs in Africa has awarded the World Health Organisation African Region (WHO-AFRO) Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti the prestigious SAA Excellence award. The award was handed to her during a plenary session at the International...