Aidsfonds at ICASA2019

Aidsfonds at ICASA2019

Meet Aidsfonds at ICASA 2019

Aidsfonds is back at ICASA, the largest AIDS conference in Africa where innovation, community and political leadership take charge to create an AIDS-free Africa. Besides organising events that bring people together on topics such as UHC and paediatric treatment, we support and bring together our local and regional partners and cheer them on as they present project successes. 

We invite you to join us in our journey by meeting us in the Community Village at booth 17 to participate in our vibrant interactive sessions and attending our events. 

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Aidsfonds programme

Monday 2 December

  • 11:45 - 14:30 | Side event (invitation only) | Meet up adolescent girls and young women - GUSO/PITCH programmes @ Impact Hub Kigali 

Tuesday 3 December

  • 10:30 - 11:15 | Booth session | How to support disclosure processes for children and adolescents living with HIV @ Aidsfonds Community Village booth no. 17
  • 11:30 - 12:30 | Booth session | Official opening of the Aidsfonds Booth @ Aidsfonds Community Village booth no.  

Wednesday 4 December

  • 09:00 - 13:30 | Side event (invitation only) | Reaching all children - Paediatric HIV linking and learning Aidsfonds partner meeting @ Gorillas Golf Hotel, Kigali
  • 10:30 - 11:15 | Booth session | Are you #ready4uhc? Universal health coverage and young people @ Aidsfonds Community Village booth no. 17
  • 12:45 - 14:15 | Satellite session | Put the last mile first - Making universal health coverage work for key and vulnerable populations by Aidsfonds & Frontline AIDS @ MH3, Kigali Convention Centre 
  • 14:30 - 15:15 | Booth session | As the court pleases - Botswana's journey to decrim. by Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana - LEGABIBO @ Aidsfonds Community Village booth no. 17

Thursday 5 December 

  • 08:00 - 09:30 | Roundtable meeting (invitation only) | PITCH - Where SRHR is possible: constructing new narratives for marginalised populations and young people living with HIV @ Dutch Embassy Kigali 
  • 10:45 - 13:00 | Side event | Amplifying start free, stay free, AIDS free: leaving no child behind in an HIV response that holds child-rights & gender equality as central by SAfAIDS, PATA and Aidsfonds @ Lemigo Hotel Kigali 
  • 12:45 - 14:15 | Satellite session | Enhancing Paediatric Service Delivery: A key to closing the treatment gap for children by UNICEF, Aidsfonds, ViiV Healthcare, and Elma Foundation @ MH1, Kigali Convention Centre 
  • 14:30 - 15:00 | Video screening | Living with HIV: young people and their experiences by Education as a Vaccine (EVA Nigeria) @ Aidsfonds Community Village booth no. 17

Friday 6 December 

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We invest in communities! Dive into some approaches

Young women become health entrepreneurs in their own community

Young women are trained to sell health products and provide quality health information via videos on a tablet. They benefit from sustainable income and increased self-esteem, reducing their vulnerability to HIV. Their communities have access to reliable information and basic health services such as HIV self-testing and injectable contraceptives. 

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Sex workers train police on needs and rights of key populations 

Sex workers, Aidsfonds and COC closely collaborated with South African Police Services to develop the dignity, diversity and policing training manual. Sex workers and police officers now educate police on the needs and rights of sex workers, LGBTI and people using drugs. 

Working with police to reduce violence against sex workers Working with police to reduce violence against sex workers

New online market place for local SRHR trainers

On Trainers Lab, local organisations could hire skilled local professionals to strengthen their organisational capacity and improve their SRHR interventions. It offers trainers everywhere to expose and sell their expertise. Next to networking, skills can be upgraded through e-learning courses. Trainers Lab, your SRHR learning experience! 

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Sex workers, people who use drugs and LGBT people, strategise for an effective HIV response 

These key populations have limited access to HIV prevention, treatment and care due to stigma and criminalisation. The Learning Institute is a three-day gathering where representatives from these communities learn from each other and strategise for an effective, community-led HIV response. 

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Community health workers bring kids to HIV care

The paediatric AIDS response cannot do without community health workers. They move in their community to find and support children and pregnant women with HIV. They link them with a health facility so children and women can live healthy lives. 

Kids to care Kids to care

Women living with HIV secure access to Dolutegravir (DTG)

Women and girls of reproductive age and living with HIV in Uganda and Kenya get a voice in their own treatment. They have access to medication of their own choice after successful advocacy campaign. Due to safety alerts on DTG by women at the time of conception, governments had decided to exclude women from accessing DTG. 

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