Zimbabwe has won the bid to host the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) 2023 following an assessment visit conducted from the 28th of September to the 1st of October 2022 and the deliberation of the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) Board council members.
The announcement was revealed in a letter signed by Mr. Luc Armand Bodea, the ICASA Director and SAA Coordinator that was addressed to Dr. Bernard Madzima, the Chief Executive Officer of the National AIDS Council (NAC) of Zimbabwe.
“I am writing on behalf of the Society for AIDS in Africa, the custodian of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA). We are pleased to inform you that based on the assessment visit conducted from the 28th of September to the 1st of October 2022 in Zimbabwe, and the deliberation of SAA board members, the Bid of Zimbabwe to host ICASA 2023 has been approved. However, before the official announcement, the right to host ICASA 2023 should be signed between the Society for AIDS in Africa and the host country,” the letter reads.
The Society for AIDS in Africa is proposing to sign the MOU in Zimbabwe between the 17th and 19th of October 2022 and to also officially launch the announcement of ICASA 2023 Zimbabwe between the 4th and 9th of December 2023.
“Dear Dr. Madzima, kindly accept our congratulations as the host of ICASA 2023 and extend our greetings to the President of Zimbabwe, the Vice President, and the good people of Zimbabwe. We believe that ICASA 2023 will be a turning point in our quest to strengthen the health system in Africa towards the end of AIDS,” Mr. Bodea said.