Access to Care and Treatment for Women, Children and Families in Africa

Summary: The Society for Women and AIDS in
Africa (SWAA) is pleased to an-
nounce its IXth International
Conference: Access to Care and
Treatment for Women, Children and
Families in Africa to be held in
Khartoum, Sudan.
Since 1989, SWAA has successfully organized eight pan-African
conferences in venues from Harare to Kampala. These meetings
bring together advocates, practitioners, scientists, community
groups and people living with HIV/AIDS from across Africa and
around the world.

This conference will explore and evaluate existing paradigms for
treatment and care and showcase new intervention strategies
and research methodologies.

Access to Care and Treatment will provide a forum to share best
practices, community challenges, scientific information and to
build capacity for the future. This is an opportunity to hear what
women in Africa have to say and to learn from their experience
and knowledge.

As recently codified at the XIVth International AIDS conference in
Barcelona, Spain, women and children are the most vulnerable to
the impact of HIV/AIDS. Access to Care and Treatment provides a
unique and important occasion to strengthen the community
hardest hit by the pandemic.

Prominent figures in the field, both regional and international,
have been invited as guest speakers.

Created in 1988, SWAA is a pioneering Pan African non-profit,
nongovernmental organization whose mission is to advocate on
behalf of women, children and families in the fight against
HIV/AIDS. SWAA mobilises communities by strengthening capacity
to prevent, control and mitigate the impact of the epidemic. The
institutional vision is a world free of HIV/AIDS, where African
women and children are empowered to claim equal rights, access
to health care, education, and economic and socio-cultural

The organization's interregional office is based in Dakar, Senegal,
and serves as the headquarters for thirty-seven country offices
throughout Africa.
Owner: The Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA)


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