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“Covid-19, glass effect and duty to act for the actors of global health”.

“Covid-19, glass effect and duty to act for the actors of global health”.

The coronavirus pandemic has once again demonstrated the importance of investing in health systems, strengthening equitable access to care and improving preparedness for epidemic prevention and control. Presented by Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, Regional Director for Africa of the World Health Organization, this approach is advocated by Solthis, an expert organization in health, which has been working in Africa for years. Read, in french, Dr. Serge Breysse’s opinion, published in the French daily L’Opinion on September 11th.

#AIDS2020virtual

#AIDS2020virtual

The ATLAS project was present at the 23rd World Conference on HIV/AIDS

HIV Self-Testing in West Africa: from the Field
– Dr Aminata Saran Sidibé (Soutoura, Mali)
– Dr Patricia Zougouni (Espace Confiance, Côte d’Ivoire)
– Dr Odé Kanku Kabemba (ATLAS Project, Mali)

To see in replay : https://www.psi.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Atlas-Project-HIVST-in-West-Africa.mp4

Satellite Symposium : Towards sustainability and scability of hivst: solutions for low-and middle-income countries

Presentation by Clémence Doumenc Aïdara, Director of the ATLAS project


Presentation by Dr Safiatou Thiam, Executive Secretary of CNLS Senegal


Presentation film HIVST in West Africa

Poster: Challenges of HIV self-tests distribution for index testing in a context where HIV status disclosure is low: preliminary experience of the ATLAS project in Bamako, Mali. Sokhna Boye (Centre for Population and Development, Research Institute for the Développement, Université Paris Descartes, Inserm) et al.

Awareness-raising and prevention for COVID-19

Awareness-raising and prevention for COVID-19

In the context of the coronavirus pandemic, the ATLAS Project participates in the response by developing and/or promoting awareness tools adapted for vulnerable populations and those living with HIV.

After participating in equipping their partners with protective equipment; in order to ensure that their exercise could continue under optimal security conditions, the ATLAS Project teams worked, in conjunction with their implementing partners, on the development and implementation of awareness actions.
In addition to the posters specifically developed, in collaboration with UNAIDS, for people living with HIV and reminding them of the particular conduct to be observed in the event of uncontrolled HIV infection, the materials published by the health authorities and visuals on the wearing of masks have been reproduced.

In Mali, the ATLAS project supports the measures of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and supports the broadcasting of awareness spots on community radio stations in French and Bambara on barrier gestures, thus making it possible to reach populations far from mass broadcasting channels. Two listeners of the free information line on COVID-19, hosted by PSI Mali’s KENEYAKO line, which already receives calls for ATLAS HIV self-test kits, are also supported by the Project to inform and orient people on the issue of coronavirus.

Prevention posters for PLWHIV and IDVOC

In Senegal, in order to increase the level of knowledge of the population, the ATLAS Project has financed and developed awareness programmes, broadcast on community radio stations in Mbour, Dakar and Ziguinchor. These weekly programmes, scheduled to be broadcast until the end of July, will systematically cover a reminder on barrier gestures and then devote forty minutes of airtime to a specific theme, accompanied by an expert to present the subject and answer listeners’ questions. While COVID-19, its modes of transmission, epidemiology and symptomatology will of course be discussed, programmes will also be devoted to vulnerabilities and prevention measures, the role of communities and continuity of care for PLWHA and vulnerable populations, the aim being to communicate accurate and accessible information in order to stop community transmissions.

Listen to the awareness messages of the Malian Ministry of Health and Social Affairs :

In French
In Bambara

Response to COVID-19

Response to COVID-19

In the context of the coronavirus pandemic, the ATLAS Project is adapting its activities and participating in the response by providing support to its implementing partners.

In the context of the fight against HIV, in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Senegal, the ATLAS Project works in close collaboration with health actors, whether institutional or operational, from the public, associative or community sectors. As soon as the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in these countries, the Project undertook to support its partners in adapting their activities, protecting people and raising awareness of barrier gestures to limit the spread of the virus.

Las Palmas health post team receives its endowment


Maintenance of the activities of dispensing HIVST kits and first distributions of protective materials.


Activities to provide HIVST kits have been maintained in all sites where possible, while ensuring the safety of people and compliance with national guidelines aimed at limiting gatherings and respecting barrier gestures in particular. It is indeed essential that, in the context of this epidemic, access to health services remains possible, in complete safety: self-testing is precisely an opportunity to maintain access to knowledge of one’s HIV status while limiting contact. To this end, the ATLAS Project provides its partners with protective equipment, mainly in the form of batches of hydroalcoholic gel and masks, but also hand washing devices in Côte d’Ivoire. As Dr Fatou Seck, Coordinator of the Outpatient Treatment Unit / Addiction Management Unit (UTA/UPAM) in Mbour, Senegal, pointed out, “We are pleased to welcome your donation for the staff and vulnerable populations followed at the Mbour EPS. This will help us to better manage our patients with less risk of contamination by COVID-19. In Senegal, nearly 3,000 bottles of hydroalcoholic gel, 2,000 bottles of liquid soap, 20,000 masks and about 20 non-contact temperature-taking devices have already been given to the partners.


Awareness of barrier gestures


At the same time, and always with a view to preserving the population, special emphasis was placed on raising awareness of barrier gestures and knowledge of coronavirus disease. Thus, in each of its countries of action, the ATLAS Project participates financially in the reproduction of posters to raise awareness of barrier gestures. In Mali, an additional contribution has been allocated to finance radio spots broadcast in local languages on community radio stations. In Senegal, weekly awareness-raising programmes will be produced and broadcast on three community radio stations in the regions of Dakar, Mbour and Ziguinchor where the ATLAS Project is implementing the dispensing of HIV self-test kits.


Specific sensitization on COVID-19 for people living with HIV


Finally, in collaboration with UNAIDS, a poster dedicated to people living with HIV has been developed in order to make them aware of the specific behaviours to adopt in the face of this epidemic, such as the availability of three months of treatment for people on ARVs, or the particular need to respect barrier gestures for people with an unstable HIV infection, as they are more vulnerable to other infections. These posters will be available in our partners’ care centres.

COVID-19 awareness poster for People Living
with HIV produced in collaboration with UNAIDS
#MTVShugaAloneTogether

#MTVShugaAloneTogether

In the context of the pandemic at #COVID19, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and some of its actors from Babi, Down South and Naija share with us their experiences of confinement: barrier gestures, life as a couple, loneliness, domestic violence, living with HIV, parenthood, social distances, STI prevention, fakes news…

Daniel, star of ShugaBabi, and partner of the ATLAS Project in Côte d’Ivoire, but also Dineo, Leo, Zamo, Bongi, Oga T, are mobilized to bring answers to our questions in this exceptional mini-serie.
Find new episodes of MTVShuga Alone Together as well as videos of awareness and advice.

ATLAS & COVID-19

ATLAS & COVID-19

The ATLAS Project is joining the response to COVID-19 in its three countries of operation.

🔴September 24st – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Twice a week, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴September 21st – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Twice a week, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴September 17th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Twice a week, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴September 14th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Twice a week, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴September 10th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Twice a week, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴September 7th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Twice a week, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴September 3rd – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Twice a week, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴August 31st – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Twice a week, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

And always to keep up with the epidemiology : https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.htm

🔴August 27th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Twice a week, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴August 24th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Twice a week, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴August 20th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Twice a week, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴August 17th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Twice a week, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴August 13th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴August 10th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴August 6th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴July 10th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴July 8th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴July 6th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴July 1st – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴June 29th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴June 26th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴June 24th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴June 22nd – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴June 19th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴June 17th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴June 15th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴June 12th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴June 10th – News update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴June 8th – Daily update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴June 5th – Daily update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴June 3rd – Daily update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴June 2nd – Daily update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴May 26th – Daily update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴May 20th – Daily update #Covid19

In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴May 19th – Daily update #Covid19
In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴May 18th – Daily update #Covid19
In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴May 15th – Daily update #Covid19
In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴May 14th – Daily update #Covid19
In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴May 13th – Daily update #Covid19
In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴May 12th – Daily update #Covid19
In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴May 11th – Daily update #Covid19
In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴May 8th – Daily update #Covid19
In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴May 7th – Daily update #Covid19
In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴May 6th – Daily update #Covid19
In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴May 5th – Daily update #Covid19
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🔴May 4th – Daily update #Covid19
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🔴April 30 – Daily update #Covid19
In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴April 29 – Daily update #Covid19
In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.


Todays focus is on

🔴April 28 – Daily update #Covid19
In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false. Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic.

🔴April 27 – Daily update #Covid19

Today’s focus is on:

🔴 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Alert on the Need to Maintain Routine Vaccinations
🔴Priorité santé (FR): Enfants et confinement – questions et témoignages
🔴In Jeune Afrique (FR), Les grandes figures de la riposte au coronavirus en Afrique
🔴Gilles Yabi interview and his thoughs (FR): De la pyramide des âges et des priorités de santé publique en Afrique
🔴Reportage by Le monde Afrique (FR): Because of the coronavirus, “we will die of hunger or of blows”: Ivorian women testify
And in light of Saturday’s World Malaria Day, a special feature (FR):
🔴 Paludisme : le Covid-19 fait craindre une recrudescence des cas en Afrique

And always to keep up with the epidemiology : https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.htm

🔴April 22 – Daily update #Covid19

🔴April 21 – Daily update #Covid19
Today’s focus is on:

🔴 April 20 – Daily update #Covid19

Today, focus on the protection of vulnerable populations with :

And still on the pandemic situation in Africa:


And always, to follow the epidemiology: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.htmlTranslated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

AWARENESS

Our partners have developed and deployed awareness-raising visuals to inform the general public on how to deal with coronaviruses:

Côte d’Ivoire

Mali

Senegal

🔴 April 17 – Daily update #Covid19

Today, focus on :
Africa’s preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic with an interview with Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa (in English)
RFI update on Africa’s response to Coronavirus (in French)
Thomson Reuters Foundation devotes an article to the situation of LGBTQ people in Africa who are discriminated under the guise of coronavirus (in English)
Testimonies of five people cured of coronavirus infection, collected by the BBC (in French)
And always, to follow the epidemiology: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.htmlTranslated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

🔴 April 16 – Daily update #Covid19.
Today, focus on (in French) :
👉Le Senegal, where the response is now showing a cure rate of nearly 60% for 2 deaths
👉La France, where the renunciation of care is taking on worrying proportions in the context of the epidemic,
And to follow the epidemiology: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

🔴Daily news #Covid19.
In the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, a lot of information is circulating and it is sometimes difficult to extract the true from the false.
Every day, we offer you a selection of links allowing you to have access to reliable information on the evolution of the pandemic – mostly in french.

🔴Any questions about COVID-19? Developed by the Solthis teams, by compiling existing resources and contributing our expertise, download our FAQs in French and English on COVID-19

The ATLAS Project is joining the response to VIDOC-19 in its three countries of operation.

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