The 18th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) opens its doors from November 29 to December 4 2015 in Harare, Zimbabwe.
This year’s ICASA provides an opportunity for the international community, and all Africans, to join efforts in committing to achieving an AIDS-free Africa. It is anticipated that 7,000 - 10,000 of the world’s leading scientists, policy makers, activists, People Living With HIV (PLHIV), government leaders – as well as a number of heads of state and civil society representatives – will be joining the debate on how to achieve this vision. The Conference theme is: “AIDS in Post 2015: Linking Leadership, Science and Human Rights”.
Waida Ramadhani, Amref Health Africa in Tanzania and Muhamed Akulima, Amref Health Africa in Kenya, represent Amref Health Africa at this important biennial conference. Waida will be making an oral presentation on Amref Health Africa’s work in Tanzania in a paper titled: Availability and utilization of Youth-Friendly Services on HIV testing and counselling among youth in three districts of Tanzania. Muhamed will similarly be making an oral presentation on a paper titled: Food banking for improved nutrition of HIV-positive Children; Emerging evidence from quality improvement teams in food insecure regions of Kiambu, Kenya.
Amref Health Africa will also have four poster presentations at the conference.