AU applauds historic UN Political Declaration to end TB

 

New York, 28 September 2018: For the first time in the history of global health, the UN adopted the Political Declaration on the Fight against Tuberculosis, a global compact for joint action to define a shared vision to scale up TB prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care towards universal coverage as well as address the menace of drug resistant TB that severely affects the African continent.

 

‘Africa is currently the fastest growing region globally and is on the threshold of…

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Niger launches continental campaign to end Malaria

Commits to eliminate the disease as a public health threat by 2030

Niamey, 25 October 2018- Niger on Thursday last week launched the Zero Malaria Starts with Me, a continent-wide campaign to end the disease as a public health threat by 2030. Endorsed by Heads of State and Government at the 31st Summit of the African Union in July 2018, the campaign is an initiative of the African Union and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria to engage all members of society towards the elimination of the…

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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 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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