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.

You Are Invited!

Ready for the virtual launch of the African Union #MalariaConversationGuide for ‎‎#YouthInAfrica on Friday, 12 August 2022 (International Youth Day) at 11:00am - ‎‎13.00pm (GMT+3)? Save the date, so you don’t miss out! Register now: ‎https://forms.gle/DqvC6wfXtNk1BSQy6 to receive the link to join the event.‎

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

The African Union and the World Health Organisation urge swift action against childhood tuberculosis

Lomé, 24 August 2022 – The African Union and the World Health Organization (WHO) today called for immediate and comprehensive measures to end the significant toll of tuberculosis among children in Africa. The appeal was made jointly with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and the Stop TB Partnership on the side-lines of the Seventy-second session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa in Lomé, Togo. The African region is home to 17 of the…

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CALL TO ACTION: by the WHO African Region Ministers of Health during the side event on Paediatric TB and Nutrition on the margins of the 72nd WHO AFRO Regional Committee, Lomé, Togo.

Recalling the following continental commitments by the African Heads of State and Government on TB and Nutrition: The  Assembly/AU/Dec.565  (XXIV)  which  calls  for  control  and  elimination  of airborne infectious diseases, including Tuberculosis in Africa by 2030. The Assembly/AU/Dec.619 (XXVII), which emphasises the elimination of emerging and re-emerging communicable diseases by the year 2030. The Assembly/AU/Dec.786(XXXIII) which requested the Tuberculosis scorecard and urged Member States to accelerate efforts in addressing Tuberculosis as a major health threat…

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The African Union Malaria Conversation Guide For Youth In Africa is Officially Launched

Theme: “Strengthening Youth Leadership and Engagement in Policy Dialogue for Malaria Elimination in ‎Africa.” #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe The African Union Commission, Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and ‎Social Development launched the first continental conversation guide on malaria for youth in Africa at a virtual event hosted by the AIDS Watch Africa Secretariat (www.aidwatchafrica.net) on Friday, 12 August 2022 (International Youth Day)‎‎. The launch was held under the theme: ‎“Strengthening Youth Leadership and Engagement in Policy Dialogue for…

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CHAMPIONS FOR CHANGE

Commonwealth Leaders Recommit to The Fight Against Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases

“Ensuring that all African countries mobilise the domestic financial resources required for quality healthcare, is a priority for the African Union, and our partners. If there is one thing the pandemic has taught us, it is that together, through coordinated and collaborative action, we can achieve much more.”His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda Delegates from the AU Commission and AIDS Watch Africa Secretariat joined Commonwealth leaders gathered in Kigali, Rwanda last…

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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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