SAA Delegation Back In The Country For Official Signing Of ICASA 2023 MOU

A delegation comprising of executives from the Society of AIDS in Africa (SAA) has arrived in Zimbabwe to ratify Zimbabwe’s winning of the bid to host for the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) to be held next year.

By Kudakwashe Pembere

Speaking to HealthTimes on arrival at the Robert Mugabe International Airport (RGM), ICASA director Luc Armand Bodea who is the head of delegation said Zimbabwe was ready to host the event.

We are back here to unfold ICASA planning and we want to assure the world that Zimbabwe is ready to welcome them in 2023, from 4 December to 9 December 2023,” he said.

Their arrival also comes as they will be meeting the head of state, President Emerson Mnangagwa next week where a formal announcement will be made at a national level.

The final decision by ICASA follows a recent visit by the International Conference of AIDS and STIs Africa (ICASA) Executive Board where they had come to assess Zimbabwe’s capacity to host the 2023 ICASA conference.

Zimbabwe threw their name in hat at the 2021 International AIDS Conference that was held in Montreal Canada where Zimbabwe among five other African countries to be considered for hosting the prestigious conference. From the five countries that submitted, only Zimbabwe and Kenya have made it to the top two countries.

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