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, 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: 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 - Other Preventable Diseases

“13. MANDATE the AU Commission to alert the Heads of State of the imminent threat of an avian influenza pandemic and to seek technical guidance and assistance for member states on strengthening their integrated disease surveillance and response strategies, community education, and procurement and stockpiling of antiviral agents and vaccines.”

Scope: 
Africa