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20th International Conference on AIDS and STI's in Africa (ICASA) 2019 | Eswatini Kigali Convention Centre , KG 2 Roundabout , Kigali , Rwanda

This initiative is made possible due to the generous funding of:

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SwaziPharm is proud to fund the conference attendance and related travel costs for 10x Health Care Professionals from Eswatini to the 20th International Conference on AIDS and STI's in Africa (ICASA) 2019 from 2 - 7 December 2019. 

The conference theme “AIDS FREE AFRICA- Innovation, Community, and Political Leadership ” engages the whole continent and all stakeholders in the Post- SDG framework, where sustainability of the response in reaching 90, 90, 90 of UNAIDS will not be possible if Human rights are not key priority for a new vision of leadership in the context of strengthening the application of science based evidence.

The 20th ICASA is an opportunity to renew this global commitment by drawing the world’s attention to the fact that the legacy is now under threat as a result of the global economic downturn. This year’s ICASA is an opportunity for the international community, and all Africans, to join efforts in committing to achieving an AIDS-free Africa. Given the urgency of the issue we are anticipating 7 000 -10 000 of the world’s leading scientists, policy makers, activists, PLHIV, government leaders – as well as a number of heads of state and civil society representatives – will be joining the debate on how to achieve this vision.

The conference will be chaired by  Prof. John Idoko , a  clinician  and President of the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) and  ICASA 2019 President . It will be co-chaired by Dr. Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health representing the Government of  Rwanda, as ICASA 2019 Vice President .

The conference will be an excellent opportunity to promote inter-sectorial achievements in the AIDS response and to strengthen the partnership among governments, civil society, and development partners.

Don't miss out and APPLY now! 

Event dates 2 December 2019 to 7 December 2019
Application dates 17 November 2019 to 17 November 2019
Venue Kigali Convention Centre
KG 2 Roundabout
Kigali
Rwanda
Rwanda


Qualifying Criteria

An applicant should be a Healthcare Professional from Eswatini that:

  • Has worked in the area of HIV/Aids for the more than 3 years and
  • Is involved at policy level OR
  • Is involved in the implementation of HIV guidelines and monitoring thereof

Post Event Knowledge Transfer

  • CPD/CME Workshop

    Initiate knowledge transfer by presenting information that you acquired while attending the conference at a CPD/CME Workshop. You will be required to obtain an attendance register signed by all attendees and upload it to the MPC system to serve as evidence of knowledge transfer.

  • Publish in a Medical Journal

    Initiate knowledge transfer by writing an article that is published in a medical journal. The subject matter of the article should be based on information that you obtained while attending the conference. You will be required to upload a copy of the article to the MPC system to serve as evidence of knowledge transfer.

  • Post in the MPC Knowledge Share Database

    Initiate knowledge transfer by writing an article and post it on the MPC Knowledge Share database for access by registered users to serve as evidence of knowledge transfer. The subject matter of the article should be based on information that you obtained while attending the conference.


Scholarships Available

Travel Scholarship Available

Medical Scholarships are available for qualifying professionals practicing or working in the countries listed below. The corresponding is included in the Scholarship.

      Flight Details to Scholarship Flight Details after Scholarship
Eswatini 8 of 10 scholarships still available Departing Eswatini
2 December 2019 at 00:00
Arriving Rwanda
2 December 2019 at 00:00

Additional Flight Details
Travel includes return flights as well as airport transfers in Rwanda from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. Please note that departure and arrival TIMES are not fixed yet. This will only be done when actual bookings are made for successful delegates. Flight DATES, however, are fixed, if you prefer different dates, the additional costs (accommodation) will be for your own cost and you need to inform us on the day you accept the scholarship as we immediately start with bookings. Flight bookings are made based on the scholarship budget available to us.
Departing Rwanda
7 December 2019 at 00:00
Arriving Eswatini
7 December 2019 at 00:00

Additional Flight Details
Travel includes return flights as well as airport transfers in Rwanda from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. Please note that departure and arrival TIMES are not fixed yet. This will only be done when actual bookings are made for successful delegates. Flight DATES, however, are fixed, if you prefer different dates, the additional costs (accommodation) will be for your own cost and you need to inform us on the day you accept the scholarship as we immediately start with bookings. Flight bookings are made based on the scholarship budget available to us.


Accommodation Scholarship Available

Accommodation will be booked in a 3 or 4 star hotel and includes breakfast only. Lunch, if not included in the registration fee at the conference, and dinner is for the delegate's own cost and arrangement.



Conference Attendance Scholarship Available

Conference website:
http://icasa2019rwanda.org

Conference programme:
http://icasa2019rwanda.org/conferenceprogramme/icasa-2019-online.html



Terms and Conditions

  1. Travel

    1. MPC will make all flight bookings.

    2. MPC reserves the right to book the most economical flights on the carrier of MPC's choice.

    3. MPC reserves the right to recover any additional costs from the scholar, where costs have been incurred for the following reasons:

      • Flights are missed and re-booking fees are charged.

      • Flight times are changed after booking confirmations and fees are charged.

      • If flights, accommodation bookings, vehicle rentals and related activities are cancelled and cancellation fees are charged.

  2. Accommodation

    1. In all cases, a 4 star hotel or guesthouse equivalent will be used.

    2. With regards to official travel, MPC will only cover room rates and will not refund the following personal costs, including but not limited to:

      • Telephone costs

      • Mini bar / Alcoholic beverages

      • Entertainment

      • Laundry

  3. Post Event Knowledge Transfer

    Successful applicants are expected to give back to their medical community by sharing the information they obtained while attending the conference. Evidence of Post Event Knowledge Transfer needs to be supplied to MPC within 6 months of attendance of the conference. Please refer to the "Post Event Knowledge Transfer" section for approved Knowledge Transfer methods.

  4. Event Specific Terms and Conditions

    Scholarship includes conference registration fees, return flight tickets, accommodation and airport transfers (from the conference venue to the airport and vice versa). It does not include lunch, dinner or additional workshops at the conference. 

    No payments, whether in cash or cash equivalents, will be made to a successful applicant – all scholarship related costs will be paid directly to the service provider by MPC.

    No payments may be made by Swazipharm to successful applicants or service providers under Independent Medical Educations' terms and conditions either.

    Please note that Swazipharm are not made aware of which applicants received conference scholarships, due to stringent compliance regulations – please do not make direct contact with Swazipharm regarding any aspect of the scholarship.

    The scholarship does not include the cost of acquiring a Passport or Visa. All costs related to Passports and Visas are for the cost of the applicant.

    Should you have any queries, questions or concerns regarding the process, please contact Mrs Albertina Ngobeni-Potgieter who is the IME Project Manager at albertinan@ps.studio

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