Johannesburg, 07 November 2017- The African Union Commission convened regional and continental partners last week to discuss joint priorities to support countries end AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030. African Union Organs, Regional Economic Communities, Regional Health Organisations, development partners, civil society and the private sector all attended the two days meeting.

“We have the science and tools to end AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030. The continental targets set for the three diseases can be achieved with sustained leadership, ownership, s…

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African Union consults regional and continental partners on the Common Africa Position to end TB

Johannesburg, 07 November 2017- The African Union’s Partnership and Coordination Forum on AIDS, TB and Malaria last week reviewed the draft Common Africa Position on TB for the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on TB that is scheduled to take place in 2018. The Draft Common Africa Position on TB was last month reviewed by the Ministry of Health TB Programme Managers in Harare. The draft focuses on six pillars which are leadership, c…

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Today, 01 December 2017, the African Union joins the international community to commemorate the World AIDS Day. This Day provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the progress, challenges and opportunities in our fight against this terrible pandemic.

 This year’s Theme “My Health, My Right” reminds us that access to quality universal health care is not a luxury but a fundamental human right. And it is our collective duty to ensure that all citizens on the Continent lead healthy and fulfilling lives as enshrined…

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Moscow, 20 November 2017- African Union ministers of health and parliamentarians meeting on the sidelines of the First WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB reviewed the Draft Common Africa Position on TB. The draft advances Africa’s position and builds consensus while amplifying the African voice on key TB policy issues, ahead of the 2018 United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on TB.

‘To end the TB epidemic we must ensure universal access to high quality TB services including diagnostics, drugs, digital technologies and s…

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African Union and partners call for accelerated efforts to close the tap on new HIV infections to end AIDS as a public health threat

 

Call for evidence-informed, community-owned and rights based combination prevention

 

Abidjan, 08 December 2017- The African Union on Wednesday told participants at the ongoing International AIDS Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa that closing the tap of new HIV infections is the way to achieve the bold and ambitious targets set at the continental level. Africa led the HIV treatment access movement…

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