African Union Commission and UNFPA recommit to accelerate efforts to implement roadmap to harness the demographic dividend through investments in youth

Addis Ababa, 5 July 2017- The African Union Commission and the United Nations Population Fund met Saturday to discuss joint action to accelerate the implementation of the African Union Roadmap to Harness the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth. The Roadmap was endorsed by the Heads of State and Government in January this year.

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African Union Heads of State and Government adopt new strategic framework to end AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030.

 

Endorse key initiatives to transform health systems and response to disease epidemics.

 

Addis Ababa, 5 July 2017- African Union Heads of State and Government on Monday adopted the AIDS Watch Africa Strategic Framework that will bolster the work of the highest level continental vehicle for joint action, advocacy and accountability towards ending AIDS, TB and Malaria. During the meeting the leaders endorsed th…

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African Union Heads of State and Government commit to accelerate the implementation of International Health Regulations

Addis Ababa, 4 July 2017- Heads of State and Government meeting on Tuesday adopted the Declaration on Accelerating Implementation of International Health Regulations in Africa. The Declaration seeks to address the increasing public health events and recurrent epidemics on the continent and their huge socio-economic impact. Many African countries have not adequately implemented International Health Regulations to…

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King Mswati III calls for increased domestic investments to eliminate Malaria in Africa.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 03 July 2017- African Union leaders on Monday brought to focus the need to accelerate efforts to defeat malaria on the continent. With the Catalytic Framework to end AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa by 2030 in place with clear targets and strategies the African Heads of State and Government committed their countries to sustain the gains made in the fight against malaria and monitor insecticide and antimalarial drug resist…

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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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