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ICASA 2019

December 2, 2019 to December 7, 2019

The 20th ICASA conference will take place 2-7 December 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda. The theme for the conferecen is “AIDS FREE AFRICA- Innovation, Community, and Political Leadership”. According to the ICASA website the theme "engages the whole continent and all stakeholders in the Post-SDG framework, where sustainability of the response in reaching 90, 90, 90 of UNAIDS will not be possible if human rights are not key priority for a new vision of leadership in the context of strengthening the application of science based evidence." The website also says, "ICASA is an opportunity to renew this global commitment by drawing the world’s attention to the fact that the legacy is now under threat as a result of the global economic downturn. This year’s ICASA is an opportunity for the international community, and all Africans, to join efforts in committing to achieving an AIDS-free Africa."

The ICASA 2019 objectives are:

  • Promote community, scientific, and technological innovations for ending AIDS.
  • Advocate for financing sustainable national health responses, political leadership, and accountability.
  • Advocate for strengthened health systems and multi sectorial collaboration to integrate co-morbidities, emerging infections and NCDs.
  • Rethink gender norms, human rights-based approaches and inclusion towards equitable and accessible HIV and AIDS services including Key populations.
  • Promote youth-driven and youth-friendly approaches for an AIDS-free generation.