IUSTI Regions: Africa


UAIST (Union Africaine contre les Infections Sexuellement Transmissibles)


Past IUSTI meetings in Africa

17th IUSTI World Congress 2016
Date & Venue: Marrakesh, Morocco, 9 to 12 May 2016
The theme was, “Health impacts of new STI/HIV technologies and Vaccines”
Chairpersons: Jo-Anne Dillon, Amina Hançali, Hicham Oumzil
IUSTI Regional Director: Yaw Sax Adu-Sarkodie

Brief Report: The 17th World Congress of the International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI) took place at the Palmeraie Conference Center in Marrakech, Morocco, from 9th to 12th May 2016. This Congress was the second IUSTI meeting in Africa, after Cape Town, South Africa, in 2009. The theme was "Health impacts of new STI/HIV technologies and Vaccines". The congress programme focused on both classical sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, from clinical to public health, behavioural and laboratory aspects.
The conference attracted more than 330 International delegates from 28 countries including 15 African countries, and also saw the participation, for the first time, of delegates from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

11th IUSTI World Congress African 2009
Date & Venue: Cape Town, South Africa, 9 to 12 November, 2009
The theme of the meeting was “STIs: old problems, new solutions”.
Chairperson: David Lewis
IUSTI Regional Director: David Lewis

Brief Report: This was second IUSTI meeting in Africa following the one held 10 years previously, in 1999. The Conference focused on both traditional STIs and HIV from clinical, public health, behavioural and laboratory aspects.
A total of 331 international delegates attended the meeting.

1999 Lesedi Africa: IUSTI/STD/HIV 6th World Congress and 38th IUSTI General Assembly, combined with the 7th Joint Biennial Congress of the STD and ID Societies of Southern Africa

Date & Venue: Sun City, South Africa, 21 to 24 November, 1999
Chairperson: Ron Ballard
IUSTI Regional Director: Ibra Ndoye

Brief Report: This meeting in Sun City was the first time the Union’s Executive Committee had ever met in the African Region.

IUSTI Africa Newsletters

August 2010: In English and French.
October 2009: In English and French.
Message from the regional director:

Past newsletters:

July 2008: In English and French

July 2007: Published in English, French, Portuguese.  

December 2007 newsletter: Published in English, French, Portuguese (pdf, 832Kb).


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