2nd Ordinary Session of the Conference of African Ministers of Health, Gaborone Declaration, Gaborone, Botswana, 10-14 October 2005

Sectors : General health and health funding, International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade, Health systems, medicines and regulation, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Other Preventable Diseases, TB
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
2005
Level: 
Ministerial
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Commitments in: Trade - International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade

“4. CALL UPON our Ministers of Trade to seek a more appropriate permanent solution at the WTO that revises the TRIPS agreement and removes all constraints, including procedural requirements, relating to the export and import of generic medicines.
5. CALL UPON member states and regional economic communities to ensure that TRIPS plus provisions which go beyond TRIPS obligations are not introduced in bilateral / regional trade agreements or in economic partnership agreements.
6. UNDERTAKE to implement the revised Africa Regional Nutrition Strategy.”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Health - General health and health funding

“WE HEREBY:
1. REAFFIRM our commitment to the development of Sustainable Access to Prevention, Treatment and Care for the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and for the realization of the ICPD Goals and Objectives;
2. COMMIT ourselves to the achievement of Universal Access to Prevention, Treatment and Care by 2015 through the development of an integrated health care delivery system based on essential health package delivery close-to client through the following:
(i) Promotion of a pro-poor health care system through strengthening of primary health care;
(ii) Scaling up of the treatment of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria through proven effective drug combinations;
(iii) Distribution of free insecticide-treated bed-nets to pregnant women and all under 5 children in malaria-endemic zones and the use of indoor residual spraying where applicable;
(iv) Strengthen Health Systems to promote universal access by implementing the Abuja Recommendation of allocating at least 15% of the national budget o health;
(v) Prepare and implement costed human resources for health development plans;
(vi) Strengthen partnerships, including through the 3 ones strategy, for improving access to treatment and care with communities, local government, youth networks, civil society, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), development partners and other stakeholders.”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Health - Health systems, medicines and regulation

“3. UNDERTAKE to pursue, with the support of our partners, the local production of generic medicines on the continent and to making full use of the flexibilities in the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) and the Doha Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health;...”

Scope: 
Africa

“7. RECOMMIT ourselves to the Bamako Initiative on access to Primary Health Care for the reduction of disease-burden in our countries and the development of functional and equitable health systems;
8. RESOLVE to recommit ourselves to the implementation of the 2001 Lusaka Decision on the African Union Decade for African Traditional Medicine (AHD/DEC.164 (XXXVII) and its plan of action;”

Scope: 
Africa