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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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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African Union Media Statement on World TB Day 2018

The African Union joins the world in commemorating the World TB Day. Africa’s Heads of State and Government have committed to concrete steps to end the TB epidemic.  Africa’s TB treatment success rate was in 2015 at 83% among new and relapse TB patients on treatment. Africa outpaced other regions in determining the HIV status of people infected with TB. Furthermore essential TB services such as testing and treatment are available free of charge in most countries in Africa.

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 African Union Statement on the Occasion of the World Malaria Day

Eighteen years after the historic Abuja Declaration on Roll Back Malaria was signed by Heads of State and Government on 25 April 2000, African countries continue to bear the heaviest brunt of the Malaria epidemic with 90% of the disease burden on the continent. Recognising that Malaria is a huge public health threat African leaders declared 25 April as Malaria Day to ensure that the disease remains high at the policy and political agenda of the continent. Today as we…

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African leaders join forces to help end AIDS in children by 2030

OAFLA and the African Union launch the ‘Free To Shine’ campaign that aims to help prevent new HIV infections and childhood deaths

 

Addis Ababa, 29th January 2018. The Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) and the African Union have today launched ‘Free To Shine’, a new campaign that aims to help end childhood AIDS in Africa by 2030 and keep mothers healthy. The campaign, launched during the OAFLA General Assembly, will unite people and organisations a…

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