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ICA SA Summary description:

The International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) is held every two years by the Society on AIDS in Africa (SAA) under the aegis of the host country. The choice of countries follows several criteria, including:

  1. the commitment of government of the country in the fight against AIDS;
  2. Achievements and progress in the host response to the epidemie;
  3. proven experience of countries in organizing international events.

ICASA’s co-organizers of the associations involved in the response to the epidemie, the leading institutions in response to the epidemie in Africa, and networks of health professionals in Africa.

Having participated in an ICASA since 1988, co-organizers provide technical support and / or financial assistance to organize the conference. This support is done through the establishment of the Permanent Secretariat and the recruitment of qualified staff. In addition, they support the organization in mobilizing resources through implemented strategies.

ICASA is an opportunity to focus on an contributions, performance, ambitions, weaknesses and gaps in relation to the realities of the infection in Human Irnmunodeficiency Virus (HN). It brings together African and international experts to review progress on HN and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) on the scientific, community and leadership.

The goals ofICASA are around five (5) major points:

  1. Strengthen communication, experiences exchange and evaluation of the response to the epidemie in Africa;
  2. Develop greater consistency in the design and implementation programs of the response to the epidemie by creating a synergy of different scientific approaches, and community leadership;
  3. Stepping up public awareness about the continuing impact of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (RN) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and the importance of international solidarity in its response;
  4. Strengthen the commitment of leaders through concrete actions involving public and private decisionmakers in response to the epidemie to accelerate universal access to prevention, care and treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HN) / AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (ST!);
  5. Building a corporate memory by strengthening the Society on AIDS in Africa (SAA) in monitoring the outcome of the conference.

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