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Zimbabwe’s Bid To Host ICASA 2023 Approved (ICASA is the largest HIV/AIDS Conference in Africa)

THE National AIDS Council (NAC) has confirmed Zimbabwe’s approval to host the 2023 International Conference on Aids and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ICASA 2023.

Contacted for comment, NAC Chief Executive Officer said they were finalizing modalities ahead to their meeting with the head of state, President Emerson Mnangagwa next week where a formal announcement will be made at a national level.

“We are now working on the finer details so that the official announcement will be made on Monday 17 October,” said Dr. Madzima.

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.

According to ICASA procedure, the top two countries will be selected for physical visits by the executive board of ICASA and they will then make a determination on which country will host the event.