Satellite Symposia at ICASA 2011

African Sex Worker Alliance

The African Sex Worker Alliance (ASWA) is a project housed at the Sex Worker Education & Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT), an NGO based in Cape Town, South Africa. ASWA was formed to help bring an end to the human rights violations perpetrated against sex workers and to build in its place an enabling human rights environment in which sex workers enjoy the full scale of their rights. This includes being afforded equal protection of the law and opportunity to practice sex work without fear of prejudice in their communities.

African Society for Laboratory Medicine

The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) will establish and sustain regular communication with the professional laboratory leaders in each African country in the Ministry of Health and academic centers and with the World Health Organization leadership engaged in national laboratory strengthening, both in Geneva and Lyon. ASLM will work with these leadership teams individually and together as appropriate to 1) strengthen existing national laboratory professional associations, 2) develop a national laboratory professional association where none exists, 3) advocate for and assist in the development and implementation of policies and guidelines at WHO and national health agencies that will provide the basis for quality in the certification of laboratory medicine training and continuing education and 4) develop and implement advocacy strategic initiatives on a continual basis to promote the laboratory profession. ASLM will advance three specific strategies to energize the laboratory medicine profession and inform society of the importance of the profession to the health and economic well being of the public.


Develops partnerships with local NGOs to strengthen their capacities by sharing good practices but not creating « local AIDES branches » abroad. Strengthen advocacy for access to treatment, care and prevention on local, national and international levels. AIDES’ international actions are based on acknowledging the fact that the local mobilization of people infected and affected by HIV/Aids plays an essential and key role in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

American International Health Alliance

Provides peer-to-peer exchanges of information, skills-based training, broad-based programmatic management, and technical assistance that help partner institutions and communities make the best use of limited financial, material, and human resources.


Working for an empowered and healthy life for MSM in Africa and human rights for all.


The African Network for Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS provides technical and logistical support, to various countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, to scale up training of health workers in comprehensive pediatric HIV/AIDS.


The National Agency for Research on AIDS is a French public group of interest which acts, in collaboration with the French ministry of research, ministry of foreign affairs, ministry of health and other big French research institutes. Its purpose is to lead research on AIDS and viral hepatitis B and C.

Center for African Family Studies

The Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS) is an autonomous African institution dedicated to strengthening the capacities of organizations and individuals working in the field of health, HIV & AIDS, population and development in order to contribute to improving the quality of life of families in sub-Saharan Africa.

Coalition on Children Affected by AIDS

The Coalition on Children Affected by AIDS is a collective of private and public foundations and re-granting organizations in the North and South. They work to improve the lives of children infected by and affected by HIV/AIDS, aided by key technical experts.

Copenhagen Consensus Center

The Copenhagen Consensus Center is a think-tank in Denmark that publicizes the best ways for governments and philanthropists to spend aid and development money


East African Business Council

The East African Business Council (EABC), established in 1997, is at the forefront of facilitating private sector participation in the integration process of the East African Community (EAC)

FHI 360

FHI 360 envisions a world in which all individuals and communities have the opportunity to reach their highest potential. To improve lives in lasting ways in the U.S. and around the world.

Flowers Heritage Foundation

To address health issues that improve the lives of the underserved through collaboration, outreach and education. To make a significant difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation aims to give people the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them. Their goals for more than half a century have been to: Strengthen democratic values; Reduce poverty and injustice; Promote international cooperation; Advance human achievement.

France Diplomatie

French ministry of Foreign Affairs

Futures Group

Futures Group is a trusted international development firm known for our evidence-based, integrated approach to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide.

Get Screened Oakland

Get Screened Oakland is a new public-private partnership in public health - a citywide, strategic response to Oakland’s HIV epidemic. The partnership is designed to increase the number of Oakland residents who know their HIV status and are connected to care if needed.


Gilead Sciences is working to discover, develop and commercialize medications to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases in areas of unmet medical need. Gilead’s primary areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver disease and serious cardiovascular/metabolic and respiratory conditions.

The Global Fund

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was created to dramatically increase resources to fight three of the world's most devastating diseases, and to direct those resources to areas of greatest need.

The Global Health Research Initiative

The Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) is a research funding partnership of five Canadian federal agencies and departments whose mandates span health, research and development assistance. The GHRI partners are the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian International Development Agency, Health Canada, the International Development Research Centre and the Public Health Agency of Canada.


IDASA is an African Democracy Institute. Idasa’s Governance and AIDS Programme (GAP) aims to strengthen good governance to counter the effects of HIV/AIDS.

Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development

ICAD is a coalition of approximately 100 AIDS service organizations (ASOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), faith-based organizations, educational institutions and labor unions.

International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Their goal is to support community action to prevent HIV infection, meet the challenges of AIDS, and build healthier communities.


The International Organization for Migration is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: Assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management; Advance understanding of migration issues; Encourage social and economic development through migration; Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium

The Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO) is a national membership network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community based organizations (CBOs) and faith-based organizations (FBOs) involved in or that have interest in HIV & AIDS and TB activities in Kenya.


The International Labor Organization is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labor standards. It is the only 'tripartite' United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programs promoting Decent Work for all.

International Drug Policy Consortium

Global network of NGOs and professional networks that come together to promote objective and open debate on drug policy issues at the national and international level. They support evidence-based policies that are effective in reducing drug-related harm.

International Planned Parenthood Federation

The International Planned Parenthood Federation provides services in the 5 “A” areas which are Abortion, Access, Adolescents, Advocacy and AIDS/HIV.

Harm Reduction Coalition (USA)

The Harm Reduction Coalition is a national advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use.

Médecins du Monde

Médecins du Monde is an international humanitarian organization providing medical care to vulnerable populations affected by war, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty or exclusion.

The HIV Foundation

Médecins Sans Frontières

For forty years now, Médecins Sans Frontières has been bringing medical assistance to populations whose lives or health were threatened: mainly in armed conflict zones, but also in zones affected by epidemics, pandemics, natural disasters or lack of caring facilities.

Medicines Patent Pool

The Medicines Patent Pool was created to improve the health of people living in low- and middle-income countries. Their goal is to increase access to quality, safe, efficacious, more appropriate and affordable medicines, focusing on HIV/AIDS.

Merck, Sharp & Dohme

As an organization, their core values are driven by a desire to improve human life, achieve scientific excellence, operate with the highest standards of integrity, expand access to their products and employ a diverse workforce that values collaboration.


Owan East Support group (Nigeria)


The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief is the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world.

Plateforme ELSA

Ensemble, Luttons contre le SIDA en Afrique (Together, let’s fight AIDS in Africa) was founded in 2002 as a joint initiative from five French NGOs active in fighting the AIDS epidemic. This partnership aims at developing and coordinating the support they provide to their African partners (community-based organizations providing prevention means, care and support to people living with HIV/AIDS).


Regional AIDS Team for Eastern and Southern Africa


The Regional Inter-Agency Task Team (RIATT-ESA) on Children and AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa was formed in 2006 between regional political and economic bodies, civil society organizations, academia, donors and UN agencies in response to the crisis and calls for action. RIATT-ESA plays a key role in reviewing the critical progress needed to scale up the response to children affected by AIDS.

Save The Children USA

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world.


Its goal is to allow access to high-quality care to people living with HIV/AIDS, including access to antiretroviral therapies (ARV).

Stop TB!

The Stop TB Partnership was established in 2001 building upon the Stop TB Initiative that was launched by WHO in 1998 and following a call at the Amsterdam Ministerial Conference in 2000. Its aim is to realize the goal of eliminating TB as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB. It comprises a network of international organizations, countries, donors from the public and private sectors, governmental and nongovernmental organizations that have expressed an interest in working together to achieve this goal.


UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.


The United Nations Development Program is the UNs’ global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.


The United Nations Population Fund is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programs to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.


The United Nations’ Children Fund is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.


UNODC is committed to achieving security and justice for all, making the world safer from drugs, crime and terrorism.


The main roles of UN Women are: To support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms. To help Member States to implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it, and to forge effective partnerships with civil society. To hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress.


Our mission is to help developing countries and their people reach the goals by working with our partners to alleviate poverty.


The core policies and strategies that govern World Food Program activities are to provide food aid: to save lives in refugee and other emergency situations; to improve the nutrition and quality of life of the most vulnerable people at critical times in their lives; and to help build assets and promote the self-reliance of poor people and communities, particularly through labor-intensive works programs


The World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

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