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

‎2021 Achievements: Rising to the Challenges of ‎the COVID 19 Pandemic

By: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Earlier in 2021 the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria published a report showing how COVID-19 had massively disrupted health systems and health service delivery for HIV, TB and malaria in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia in 2020. The report highlighted the urgent need to scale up the adaptive measures that health facilities adopted to continue the fight against HIV,…

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Crossing the horizon: a new age of health and prosperity for all.‎

By: Malaria No More UK Part of the great reset is building a better healthcare system and a stronger, more resilient, Africa economy that delivers better health for all and shared prosperity for decades to come. The pandemic experience has provoked what could become a renaissance in public-health innovation and delivery. Africa bears 94% of the burden of global malaria cases and a child still dies every two minutes It’s time to shift the conversation…

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2021 World Malaria Report Released

By: RBM Partnership To End Malaria In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries and partners averted what could have been a doubling of malaria deaths in 2020. The outcome – modest disruption in the malaria fight – resulted from the combination of sustained and new investments, heroic efforts by countries, partners and community health workers using innovative strategies and strong political will. Still, malaria deaths rose by 69,000 last year, with two-thirds of these due…

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CHAMPIONS FOR CHANGE

Celebration of Global Fund’s 20th Anniversary and Torch Handover Caravan to the ‎United Republic of Tanzania

On August 27, the AU Commission joined Her Excellency, Dr. Lia Tadesse, the Minister of Health ‎of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Representatives of the Federal Government of Ethiopia; Representatives of the United Republic of Tanzania;  Delegates from the Diplomatic Corps and development partners to celebrate the long-standing relationship shared with the Global Fund and reflect on the vast impact made over the past 20 years. The celebration was marked by a Torch Caravan…

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AU Special Envoy for the African Medicines Agency (AMA) Embarks on High-‎Level ‎Advocacy Activities

The African Union Special Envoy for the African Medicines Agency (AMA), ‎Honourable Michel Sidibé, embarked on high-level advocacy activities on the ‎ratification of the Treaty that will establish the AMA following his appointment on 26 ‎March 2021. ‎ The Special Envoy has led high-level advocacy missions together with the ‎Commission to member states that have signed but yet to ratify the AMA Treaty, in ‎order to fast track the coming into Force of the Treaty.…

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Africa CDC to Host the Inaugural Annual Conference on Public Health in Africa from 14-‎‎16 December 2021‎

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) announced that the 1st International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA), which was postponed earlier this year due to COVID-19, will now take place virtually 14-16 December 2021. The conference will offer a unique platform for African researchers, policymakers and stakeholders to share scientific findings and public health perspectives and collaborate on research, innovation and public health across the continent. “Africa has been hard…

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