AU congratulates Dr Tedros Adhanom on historic win as first WHO Director-General from Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 23 May 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, warmly congratulates Dr Tedros Adhanom on his election as the first ever Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) from the African region.

“The world has chosen a consummate global health statesman with a strong track record of embedding global public health and health security as a vital cornerstone of human development,” s…

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AU Experts deliberate on priority actions to end AIDS, TB and Malaria as public health threats by 2030 Support initiative to recruit 2 million community health workers to improve community health delivery systems

 

Conakry, 17 May 2017- Ahead of the meeting of African Heads of State and Government on 3 July 2017, experts working in AIDS, TB and Malaria adopted the AIDS Watch Africa Strategic Framework last week. The new strategy will further strengthen AIDS Watch Africa as the Heads of State and Government level continental vehicle for…

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African Union commends significant progress made in responding to AIDS in Africa

 Kara, Togo, December 2016: African countries commemorated the World AIDS Day this year with impressive results in the global fight against AIDS. The world has achieved the United Nations General Assembly Political Declaration Target of having 15 million people on treatment by 2015, nine months ahead of schedule, with 10.7 million people on treatment in Africa, up from fewer than 100,000 in 2002. As a result, AIDS-related deaths decreased by 48% between 2…

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Strengthened partnerships way to meet African targets to end AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030

Africa Partnership and Coordination Forum established to end AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030

 

Johannesburg, November 2016- Strengthening and strategic refocusing of Africa’s partnerships to respond effectively to continental priorities for sustainable development is a critical priority for the African Union. Ensuring that Africa has the right strategies to finance its own development and reducing aid dependency are centrepieces in driving structural tra…

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African parliamentarians commit to monitor implementation of the Catalytic Framework to end AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa by 2030

African parliamentarians commit to monitor implementation of the Catalytic Framework to end AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa by 2030

Embrace Africa Scorecard on Domestic Financing for Health in financial planning and expenditure tracking

PRESS STATEMENT

Midrand, 30 November 2016- Members of Parliament from the Portfolio Committees of Finance and Health met in Midrand, mid-November and pledged to support the implementa…

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