Leaders urged to renew commitment to a malaria-free Africa

Addis Ababa/Geneva, 26 January 2018 – African nations must renew their commitment and strengthen instruments to attain a malaria-free Africa by 2030, leaders heard today at a high-level briefing held on the margins of the 30th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa.

Senior health, finance and foreign affairs officials from across the continent were briefed on the latest findings from the World Health Organization (WHO)’s World Malaria Report 2017 signaling that, for the f…

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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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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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Country ownership and global health partnerships critical in achieving Universal Health Coverage

By Tawanda Chisango1

Political and global health leaders meeting mid-December on the sidelines of the universal health coverage meeting in Tokyo discussed pathways to strengthen country led efforts supported by global partnerships to achieve universal health coverage. While the meeting focused on the imperative for country ownership, domestic health financing and sustained leadership and commitment for equitable health and universal health co…

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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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