Our mission is to lead high-level advocacy efforts to mobilise resources and monitor performance of the African response to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria
Africa’s leadership has demonstrated strong and sustained political commitment to end these three major public health threats on the continent since 2000.
The Abuja Declaration on Roll Back Malaria in Africa committed Africa to undertake health systems reforms to eliminate malaria
The Abuja Declaration declared the AIDS epidemic as a state of emergency on the continent. It also pledged to allocate 15% of the national budgets to health by 2015.
The Maputo Declaration on Malaria, HIV/AIDS, TB and Other Related Infectious Diseases reaffirmed Abuja Commitments and noted the significant progress made in mobilising resources to respond to the three diseases.
The “Abuja Call for Accelerated Action Towards Universal Access to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Services in Africa” reinforced action by AU Member States against the three diseases. The Abuja Call translated political declarations into concrete action.
In 2010, a five-year review of the “Abuja Call” acknowledged the progress achieved while recognising the need to address the remaining gaps. The Call was thus extended to 2015 to coincide with the end of the MDGs.
Heads of State and Government adopted the AU Roadmap on Shared Responsibility and Global Solidarity for AIDS, TB and Malaria Response to further advance the fight against the three diseases. AIDS Watch Africa revitalised as an Africa-led instrument to stimulate leaders into action and mobilise the resources needed to address AIDS, TB and Malaria in an effective, sustainable and accountable manner.
In the “Abuja + 12 Declaration” the African Heads of State and Government committed to key actions towards the elimination of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Africa by 2030.
The Luanda Declaration by African Ministers of Health came up with key commitments including Universal Health Coverage; African Medicines Agency; Preventing NCDs; MNCH, Africa CDC and Accountability mechanisms to assess progress.
The Abuja Call and AU Roadmap reviewed and extended to 2030.