Together we can end

WE ARE ON A MISSION

AIDS, Malaria and TB by 2030

ABOUT US

Created at the Abuja 2001 Special Summit, AIDS Watch Africa (AWA) is a statutory entity of the African Union with the specific mandate to lead advocacy, accountability and resource mobilization efforts to advance a robust African response to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030.

BEFORE YOU FINISH READING THIS SENTENCE, NEARLY THREE PEOPLE WILL HAVE DIED EITHER OF AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS OR MALARIA IN AFRICA.

We are on a mission to change that. 

Here’s how:

Promote effective leadership and good governance

AWA progressively brings together global and continental leaders for high-level policy dialogues on AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and resource mobilisation with emphasis on increased, sustained political commitment and accountability. To promote accountable leadership and follow up action, AWA holds a consultative meeting each year with experts from AU Member States to deliberate on key policy issues and prepare a report for presentation to Heads of State and Government during the AU Assembly.

Convey information for action and development

AWA conducts evidence-based advocacy for continental policy frameworks and instigates data-driven accountability towards turning commitments into action. We work with all the key AU organs, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Regional Health Organizations (RHOs), civil society, the private sector and development agencies to acquire and disseminate comprehensive information and jointly plan and review implementation of AU continental policies.

FOSTER IMPACTFUL
MULTISECTORAL PARTNERSHIPS

Attaining end of AIDS, tuberculosis, and elimination of malaria by 2030 is attainable.

However, it requires strong, sustained collaborative effort. To this end, we engage policy makers and multi-sector continental and global development partners on strengthening the response to the three diseases in Africa and prioritising health financing

Initiatives led by AWA include:

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Africa Leadership Meeting – Investing in Health (ALM) Declaration

In February 2019, African Heads of States and Government endorsed the ALM Declaration to

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Free To Shine Campaign

In January 2018, the African Union Commission co-launched the Free To Shine Campaign with

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Zero Malaria Starts With Me Campaign (ZMSWM)

The African Union Heads of State and Government endorsed ZMSWM in July 2018 in

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‎The ‎2022 AIDS Watch Africa Consultative Experts Committee Meeting

​[Cover image attached] –  (Last, left) Dr. Tsemo Sihaka Director, UNAIDS Liaison Office to the African Union and UNECA; (Third, Left) Dr. Margaret Agama-Anyetei, Ag. Director of Health and Humanitarian ‎Affairs Directorate, AU Commission; (Middle) H.E. Dr. Marie Khémess Ngom Ndiaye, Minister of Health and Welfare, Republic of ‎Senegal; (Middle right) Ms. Shu-Shu Tekle-Haimanot, Senior Manager, Advocacy and Health Financing at the ‎Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria with government officials from the Government of the Republic of Senegal​ Be a part of…

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The Fourth Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Health, ‎Population and Drug Control (STC-HPDC-4)‎

What is the value of #nutrition in advancing #health security and the socio-economic well-being ‎of #Africa’s population? Be a part of the conversation ‎at #STCHPDC42022‎ as we discuss ‎arising matters on health, #nutrition, #population and #drug control in #Africa by sharing the ‎key messages and graphics in this toolkit: https://express.adobe.com/page/J0RdC5EkxAdbS/ 30 May – 01 June 2022 (Virtual) ‎ -The Experts’ Meeting of the Fourth Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Health, ‎‎Population and…

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‎The ‎2022 AIDS Watch Africa Consultative Experts Committee Meeting

​[Cover image attached] –  (Last, left) Dr. Tsemo Sihaka Director, UNAIDS Liaison Office to the African Union and UNECA; (Third, Left) Dr. Margaret Agama-Anyetei, Ag. Director of Health and Humanitarian ‎Affairs Directorate, AU Commission; (Middle) H.E. Dr. Marie Khémess Ngom Ndiaye, Minister of Health and Welfare, Republic of ‎Senegal; (Middle right) Ms. Shu-Shu Tekle-Haimanot, Senior Manager, Advocacy and Health Financing at the ‎Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria with government officials from the Government of the Republic of Senegal​ Be a part of…

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The Fourth Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Health, ‎Population and Drug Control (STC-HPDC-4)‎

What is the value of #nutrition in advancing #health security and the socio-economic well-being ‎of #Africa’s population? Be a part of the conversation ‎at #STCHPDC42022‎ as we discuss ‎arising matters on health, #nutrition, #population and #drug control in #Africa by sharing the ‎key messages and graphics in this toolkit: https://express.adobe.com/page/J0RdC5EkxAdbS/ 30 May – 01 June 2022 (Virtual) ‎ -The Experts’ Meeting of the Fourth Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Health, ‎‎Population and…

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