Abuja Call for Accelerated Action Towards Universal Access to HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria Services in Africa, Abuja, Nigeria, 2-4 May 2006

Sectors : International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions, Regional cooperation and integration, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, Economic governance and public finance management, Institutional development, General health and health funding
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
2006
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Development partnerships - International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions

“ We solemnly call upon: Development partners to continue to work closely with Member Sates, the AU Commission and the RECs to ensure long term, predictable financing commensurate with the burden of these diseases and to provide financial and technical support to our efforts in a coordinated, efficient and country and AU led manner; The UN Agencies and other Development Partners to provide technical, material and financial support and to facilitate follow up on the implementation of this Call; The Development partners to mobilize additional and adequate resources on long-term basis for the fight against HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; The international community to reaffirm its commitment to strengthening the partnership with Africa for the fight against HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria, other major causes of morbidity and mortality.”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Development partnerships - Regional cooperation and integration

“To further develop and support comprehensive frameworks and mechanisms of well-coordinated partnerships, particularly public, private, civil society, regional and international including donors, to promote universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support for HIV and AIDS, TB and Malaria;”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Governance - Economic governance and public finance management

“To strengthen in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders particularly Civil Society partners affected by the three diseases, planning, monitoring and evaluation and generation of information for quality, sustainability and accountability of programmes, and for advocacy; To ensure networking and sharing of best practices and submit progress reports regularly to appropriate Organs of the AU; To undertake to strengthen implementation of NEPAD Health Strategy to fight poverty and under development ... We request Ministries of Health, National AIDS Councils or equivalent and Ministries of Finance and Economic Planning to coordinate the realization of a multi-sectoral and integrated approach to disease control, in collaboration with other Sectors, including the involvement of the community in the planning and implementation ... Finally, We commit ourselves to the implementation of the recommendations and action points enshrined in the in “Brazzaville Commitment on Scaling up Universal Access to HIV and AIDS Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support”; and to extend these to TB, Malaria and other prevailing diseases ... Recognizing and commending the progress made by Member States, the efforts and achievements of the Civil Society and Private Sector; We call upon the respective national, regional, continental and international partners including NGOs, and civil society, (including, youth, women, people with disability, religious organizations, trade unions, employers organizations, traditional health practitioners, traditional rulers, people living with HIV and AIDS and other Groups) to: Intensify their efforts more than ever before for the fight against HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria; In this connection, they should develop and implement wellcoordinated and harmonized frameworks which will provide concrete results; Support the mobilization of additional resources for prevention, care and support and treatment related activities; Facilitate through enhancing their monitoring role, the operationalization of commitments at all levels.”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Health - General health and health funding

“We reaffirm the commitments contained in the 2000 and 2001 Abuja Declaration and Plans of Action, the MDGs and subsequent commitments ... we resolve to intensify the fight against HIV and AIDS, TB and malaria and to achieve the targets adopted by the Summit and other internationally agreed goals on health ... We therefore, individually and collectively rededicate ourselves and our countries to the following: To intensify our practical leadership role at national, regional, and continental levels to mobilize society as a whole to fight HIV and AIDS, TB, and Malaria more effectively;”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Health - HIV/AIDS

“...We take regional level actions and cooperation as vital to the fight against the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the continent. Accordingly, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) have integrated health and social issues in their development programmes. Some RECs are implementing HIV and AIDS strategies. With the coordination of RECs, cross border cooperation and delivery of services is enhanced.”

Scope: 
Africa