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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NEWSROOM

2022 World AIDS Day Commemoration

01 December 2022 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: The African Union (AU) Commission joins the world to commemorate 2022 World AIDS Day under the global theme for the day: “Equalize”. The AU Commission organised a high-level commemoration event in Addis Ababa, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, on Wednesday, 30 November, to re-ignite the political commitment to end AIDS as a public health threat in Africa by 2030.‎ The event was organised in ‎collaboration with the…

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The Government of Malawi Reaffirms Commitment to the AU Assembly ALM Declaration on Health Financing

The African Union Commission joined the Government of the Republic of Malawi at a high-level policy dialogue on health financing whereby commitment to domestic resource mobilisation for health and the “Addis Ababa Commitment towards Shared Responsibility and Global ‎Solidarity for ‎Increased Health Financing Declaration” (AU Assembly ALM ‎Declaration) was reiterated. The Government of Malawi spends only about K9, 900 to meet each person’s health needs every year, against the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation of K86, 000.…

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COMMUNIQUÉ: Private Sector Investment in Health Dialogue

Theme: “Strategies and Innovations for Public-Private Sector Engagement” 12 October 2022 The African Union Commission (AUC) and African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) in collaboration with the African Union Business Council (AUBC) hosted the Private Sector Investment in Health Dialogue on 5 – 7 October 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya, to consult with African Union Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the private sector, and development partners on opportunities and strategies for strengthening private sector engagement in…

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2022 World AIDS Day Commemoration

01 December 2022 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: The African Union (AU) Commission joins the world to commemorate 2022 World AIDS Day under the global theme for the day: “Equalize”. The AU Commission organised a high-level commemoration event in Addis Ababa, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, on Wednesday, 30 November, to re-ignite the political commitment to end AIDS as a public health threat in Africa by 2030.‎ The event was organised in ‎collaboration with the…

Read More »

The Government of Malawi Reaffirms Commitment to the AU Assembly ALM Declaration on Health Financing

The African Union Commission joined the Government of the Republic of Malawi at a high-level policy dialogue on health financing whereby commitment to domestic resource mobilisation for health and the “Addis Ababa Commitment towards Shared Responsibility and Global ‎Solidarity for ‎Increased Health Financing Declaration” (AU Assembly ALM ‎Declaration) was reiterated. The Government of Malawi spends only about K9, 900 to meet each person’s health needs every year, against the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation of K86, 000.…

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COMMUNIQUÉ: Private Sector Investment in Health Dialogue

Theme: “Strategies and Innovations for Public-Private Sector Engagement” 12 October 2022 The African Union Commission (AUC) and African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) in collaboration with the African Union Business Council (AUBC) hosted the Private Sector Investment in Health Dialogue on 5 – 7 October 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya, to consult with African Union Member States, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the private sector, and development partners on opportunities and strategies for strengthening private sector engagement in…

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