August 12, 2020

African Union Commission Calls for Stronger Youth Leadership and Engagement in the Fight Against Malaria in Africa On International Youth Day 2020 (12 August 2020 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia): The African Union Commission joins the world to commemorate International Youth Day. In support of this year’s theme of the day: Youth Engagement for Global Action – we are calling on more youth in Africa to take on the mantle of champions against malaria on the…

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May 10, 2020

Open Letter to All Mothers in Africa (May 10) By: Her Excellency Amira Elfadil Mohammed Elfadil, Commissioner Social Affairs, African Union Commission Dear Fellow Mothers in Africa, A new dawn has arisen where our sanity, livelihoods and health systems are challenged now more than ever. Not so long ago we were pursuing prosperity and good health and now, we are balancing working remotely, running a household and taking on the role of primary educator –…

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May 12, 2020

Official Statement: International Nurses Day (May 12) By: Her Excellency Amira Elfadil Mohammed Elfadil, Commissioner Social Affairs, African Union Commission Today, the African Union Commission joins the world to commemorate International Nurses Day in support of the invaluable contribution of nurses to the prosperity of health care delivery systems across the globe. At the onset, the Commission pays respect and tribute to all the nursing staff who have lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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June 19, 2020

Official Statement: International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (June 19) By: Her Excellency Amira Elfadil Mohammed Elfadil, Commissioner Social Affairs, African Union Commission On this International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the African Union Commission salutes survivors of sexual violence and other powerful authorities in Africa for raising their voice against the atrocities of sexual violence in conflict. For over a decade, the international community has raised…

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April 23, 2020

The Catalytic Framework: Africa’s Weapon to End Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome by 2030 OPINION PIECE By: Dr. Benjamin Djoudalbaye, Acting Head, Division of AIDS, TB, Malaria and Other Infectious Diseases, African Union Commission; and Head of Policy and Health Diplomacy at Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Published:https://openventio.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Catalytic-Framework-Africa%E2%80%99s-Weapon-to-End-Acquired-Immune-Deficiency-Syndrome-by-2030-HARTOJ-7-132.pdf In 2000, Africa was frightened to the core by AIDS. The epidemic caused extensive loss of lives on the continent (1). This crisis stood the chance…

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May 10, 2020

Open Letter to Mothers in Africa Dear Fellow Mothers in Africa, A new dawn has arisen where our sanity, livelihoods and health systems are challenged now more than ever. Not so long ago we were pursuing prosperity and good health and now, we are balancing working remotely, running a household and taking on the role of primary educator – all with access to significantly less resources. This Mother’s Day, I extend a message of courage…

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May 12, 2020

Official Statement: International Nurses Day By: H.E. Amira Elfadil Mohamed, Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union Commission Today, the African Union Commission joins the world to commemorate International Nurses Day in support of the invaluable contribution of nurses to the prosperity of health care delivery systems across the globe. At the onset, the Commission pays respect and tribute to all the nursing staff who have lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their care, value…

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April 25, 2020

World Malaria Day: Zero Malaria Starts With Me  PRESS RELEASE By: H.E. Mrs. Amira Elfadil Mohamed, Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union Commission 25 April 2020 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Today, the African Union Commission joins the world to celebrate the World Malaria Day by declaring the theme of the day: “Zero Malaria Starts with Me” and committing to step up the fight to end this deadly disease. The theme is inspired by a continental…

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February 14, 2020

Press Release Heads of States and Government from African Union Member States Endorse the Cairo Declaration on Viral Hepatitis.  14 February 2020 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: The Draft Cairo Declaration on Viral Hepatitis has been endorsed for implementation by Heads of State and Government of the African Union Member States gathered at the just concluded 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly held at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Declaration was first endorsed…

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December 01, 2019

WORLD AIDS DAY 2019 OFFICIAL STATEMENT: By H.E Amira Elfadil Mohamed, Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union Commission Thirty years ago, when HIV first emerged, fear and repression triggered calls to “arrest, test, quarantine, isolate”. Today, we have brought to light the darkness of discrimination through open conversation, evidence-based advocacy and community engagement. None of this could have happened without the leadership of people living with HIV, partners, and advocates on the ground around the world…

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November 14, 2019

Health Experts in AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria convene for the 2019 AIDS Watch Africa Experts Consultative Meeting to deliberate on matters which require renewed political commitment by Africa’s Heads of States and Government. 14 November 2019 – Kigali, Rwanda: By the time you finish reading this sentence, nearly three people will have died either of AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria in Africa. This is unacceptable and has to change. To advance the African-led fight against the…

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October 05, 2015

Ambassadors briefed on Africa’s health policy direction, Pledge to support the 2016 Global Fund Replenishment efforts

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July 29, 2016

AU hosts high level panel on ending AIDS by 2030 Urges increased domestic financing for health to end AIDS by 2030

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