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 Campaign where Ethiopia handed over the torch to Tanzania As a result, 38 million lives have been saved.