The OPP-ERA Project’s key moments since 2013
After 6 years, the OPP-ERA project closes in Côte d’Ivoire, Burundi, Guinea and Cameroon
6 years after its launch in Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea, the OPP-ERA project has significantly improved access to viral load testing through open and polyvalent bio-molecular platforms: 11 laboratories have been rehabilitated, equipped and are functional for viral load testing. More than 180,000 viral load tests have been achieved and more than 300 health professionals have been trained
2 new practical resources to improve access to viral load testing for people living with HIV
In order to implement HIV viral load testing, the only choice of a technical solu-tion is not sufficient. The conditions needed for its realisation in resource-li-mited countries also need to be created. This is what we wished to highlight in this Guide. We are proud to bring you our 60 lessons learned, for all the viral load testing stakeholders.” Louis PIZARRO, Solthis CEO
A new laboratory of molecular biology at Daloa Regional Hospital Center, Côte d’Ivoire
The creation of this laboratory will allow patients in the Upper Sassandra region to have access to the viral load testing and its results in a much shorter time. This is a very important step forward in the follow-up and care of patients living with HIV in this region.
They have chosen molecular biology to fight HIV in their countries
Coming from 4 different countries and contexts, they share a common vision: to be at the service of patients. Viral load is an essential element in ensuring the effectiveness of treatment for people living with HIV, reducing contamination and mortality: “It is important to remember that behind each result, there is a patient in need. There is no room for error”
Ensure the sustainability of viral load measurement in Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea after the OPP-ERA project
17 laboratory technicians and biologists met in Paris to exchange experiences and build capacity to facilitate the continuity of viral load measurement in their respective countries. From July 3 to 12, laboratory technicians, laboratory engineers and biologists in...
Improve the quality of HIV healthcare through optimal management of laboratory products
Focus on capacity building workshops and exchange experiences between the program representatives fighting against HIV who are in charge of managing laboratory products in Burundi, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, and Guinea; as part of the OPP-ERA project for access to HIV...
Guinea: Improving the use of HIV viral load tests by clinicians for appropriate care of HIV infected-patients
Strengthening the capacities of Guinean prescribers is an important part of the OPP-ERA project. Indeed, if the request for viral load testing is constantly increasing since the start of the project, the use of the results of the examinations must be reinforced: There...
PACTES & OPP-ERA: a common synergy to place HIV infected patients at the heart of the healthcare system
Rich of a strong collaboration and a common goal of placing HIV infected patients at the heart of the healthcare system in Guinea, our projects PACTES and OPP-ERA organized an important meeting with community leaders defending rights of HIV infected or affected...
Unitaid – Global Fund synergy for access to viral load testing in Cameroon
Key partners with the Ministry of Health in the fight against HIV / AIDS, Unitaid and the Global Fund organized a joint mission in Cameroon from 24 to 28 June 2018 with Solthis and Expertise France. The mission allowed to discuss with local stakeholders the...