Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign empowers Africans to take a stand in the fight against the deadly disease

Monday 2 July 2018 – Today marks the launch of Zero Malaria Starts with Me, a continent-wide campaign co-led by the African Union Commission and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, and supported by African leaders, that will get more people involved in the fight against the disease that kills over 400,000 Africans every year.

Following reports that malaria cases have increased for the first time in more than a decade, Zero…

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 African Union Heads of State and Government take key steps to accelerate efforts to end AIDS, TB and Malaria as public health threats by 2030

 

Endorse key continental initiative to catalyse action to end Malaria

 

Nouakchott, 7 July 2018: African Heads of State and Government on Sunday during the AIDS Watch Africa Heads of State and Government annual meeting took key steps to accelerate Africa’s response to the three major epidemics of AIDS, TB and Malaria. During the meeting the leaders considered the AIDS Watch Africa Progres…

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African Union Ministers of Health adopt treaty for the establishment of the African Medicines Agency

 Treaty to be summited to the Specialised Technical Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs later on this year

Geneva–20 May 2018: African Ministers of Health, Saturday meeting as a Working Group of the Specialised Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug Control unanimously adopted the Treaty for the establishment of the African Medicines Agency (AMA).  AMA seeks to ensure the coordination and strengthening of continen…

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Heads of State Pledge Support for a Successful UN High-Level Meeting on TB during Africa Union Summit in Mauritania

 Nouakchott, 7 July 2018: H.E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa and H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, are the First Heads of State to Commit to Attending the High-Level Meeting on TB on 26th September.

 The Presidents announced their commitment on Sunday at the opening of 31st African Union (AU) Heads of State Summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania. President Kagame currently holds the Chair of the Afric…

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AU calls for renewed action to strengthen health systems as a strong foundation to end AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030

Adopt key initiatives on the three diseases for consideration by African leaders

Kigali–16 May 2018: African Union Experts meeting last week urged concerted action by Member States to strengthen health systems in order to build a strong foundation to end AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030. The consultative experts committee meets ahead of the premier meeting of Heads of State and Government that takes place every mid-year to disc…

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