Together we can end

WE ARE ON A MISSION

AIDS, Malaria and TB by 2030

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

Making A Difference In HIV Response In Cameroon

By: World Health Organisation Read the French version: http://www.aidswatchafrica.net/2020/07/09/faire-la-difference-dans-la-lutte-contre-le-vih-au-cameroun/ Yaoundé, 22 June 2020 – Two days had gone by after Juliette* took an HIV test. When the 22-year-old student received the HIV positive result her world fell apart. “I was on my way home from school,” she recalls the momentous event, which took place almost two decades ago. “I stopped by the clinic to collect my results. When I heard those words … It is…

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Celebrating Two Years Of African Leaders Declaring: “Zero Malaria Starts With Me”

By: RBM Partnership to End Malaria On 2nd July 2018, at the 31st African Union Summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania, Africa Union Heads of State and Government endorsed the “Zero Malaria Starts with Me” campaign. This year, the global malaria community will celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the campaign and its achievements of the past two years. “Zero Malaria Starts with Me” is a pan-African campaign, co-led by the African Union Commission and the RBM Partnership…

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COVID-19 A Turning Point For Health Financing

By: Government of Rwanda Having adopted skills and expertise established to tackle the 2018 Ebola crisis, Rwanda has so far fundamentally controlled the spread of COVID-19. Soon after the COVID-19 outbreak in December 2019 and dreading its spread in the continent, Rwanda set up a multidisciplinary team to assess and strengthen preparedness and response to the epidemic. The government’s strategy has been to ensure that the number of Covid-19 cases remain small so as not…

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CHAMPIONS FOR CHANGE

Digital Solutions To Combat The COVID-19 Pandemic In Sub-Saharan Africa

By: PharmAccess OUR APPROACHAs the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa continues to grow -currently 52 countries in the continent are seeing the virus spread to regions beyond the capital cities- local, innovative solutions are needed to help curb the impact. To quote Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa: “Tackling cases in rural areas that often lack the resources of urban centres will pose an immense challenge for already strained health systems in…

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The Shang Ring Tool: Providing Significant Reductions In The Risk Of HIV Transmission

By: Weill Cornell Medicine Centre Voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC) has huge health implications, specifically its ability to significantly reduce the incidence and transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted infections. HIV infects almost 6,000 people every day, 66% of whom are in Africa (World Health Organization). For this reason, preventative medicine—specifically VMMC—should be considered the best approach in the fight against HIV. Thanks to the WHO-prequalified ShangRing, VMMC has never…

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