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 first ladies call for global partnerships to end HIV in children and mothers   


New York, Sept. 25, 2018- African first ladies meeting Tuesday at the margins of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly called a global partnership to support the Free To Shine campaign to end pediatric AIDS and keep mothers alive and healthy. The Launch in January 2017 of this joint Organisation of Africa First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS and the African Union campaign is predicated on sustained community and global level action to mobilise t…

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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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World leaders commit to greater policy coherence and multisectoral action to address the threat of non-communicable diseases

 New York, 27 September 2018 -World leaders on Thursday agreed to scale up efforts to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases. Adopting a Political Declaration during a highlevel meeting on non-communicable diseases leaders committed to greater policy coherence, programmes and multisectoral partnerships for coordinated, comprehensive and integrated responses.


“The AU is committed to translate this Polit…

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