Next week from 4-9 December the 19th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) will take place in Côte d’Ivoire. ICASA is the biggest AIDS conference in Africa, which takes place every two years. ICASA 2017 is expected to convene 10,000 delegates from nearly 150 countries, including 200 journalists. The conference theme this year is “Africa; Ending AIDS-delivering differently”, focused on making human rights key priority if we are to reach the 90-90-90 goals of UNAIDS.
Alliance partners present
With this theme in mind the Bridging the Gaps programme is present at ICASA, as we are all about linking health to human rights. We work towards achieving universal access to HIV/STI prevention, treatment, care and support for LGBT people, sex workers and people who use drugs (PWUD), including those living with HIV, to contribute to the end of the AIDS epidemic among key populations. Alliance partners ITPC, GNP+, COC and Aidsfonds are present to advocate for the inclusion of key populations at all levels in programming, from governance to implementation, as this is key to work towards a world without AIDS.
Alliance partner ITPC has a full programme at ICASA. You can find an overview of all their activities on their website.
Partner GNP+ hosts a satellite on Friday 8 December from 7.00 – 8.30 in the ‘Chandelier’ on presenting the rationale for Community Advisory boards.
Aidsfonds represents the programme in their booth at the Community Village, so if you want to find out more about the programme, please pay them a visit. You can see a Bridging the Gaps project highlighted with a flyer and stories of change available as handouts.
Hope to see you there!