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

Sectors : Economic governance and public finance management, International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions, Regional cooperation and integration, HIV/AIDS, Institutional development, Malaria, TB
Organisation : AU
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Heads Of State
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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.”


“14. We call upon Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and other Regional Groupings to: Intensify the implementation of inter-country and cross-border health initiatives; Coordinate inter country efforts and provide support to Member States; Mobilize resources for HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria programmes in their respective regions; Report back to us through the AU Commission on the progress made in the implementation of this Call; accelerate the prevention and control of malaria, learning from best practices on the continent with the aim of eliminating malaria in Africa using all available control strategies including indoor residual spraying, use of insecticide treated nets, ACT combination therapy and intermittent preventive therapy”