Assembly of the African Union 15th Ordinary Session, Kampala, Uganda, 25-27 July 2010

Sectors : HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Maternal health, reproductive health and infant mortality, Other Preventable Diseases, TB, Health systems, medicines and regulation, General health and health funding, Health and technology, Transparency and accountability
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
2010
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Health - Maternal health, reproductive health and infant mortality

 “Decision on the partnership for the eradication of mother-child transmission of HIV/AIDs

The Assembly,

1. REAFFIRMS its previous commitments, especially as contained in the Abuja Declaration on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and other Related Infectious Diseases, the Maputo Plan of Action and the Campaign for the Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa;..”

 
Scope: 
Africa

“Actions on maternal, newborn and child health and development in Africa by 2015

We, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, meeting at our Fifteenth Ordinary Session in Kampala, Republic of Uganda, from 25 to 27 July 2010, following our debate on “Promoting Maternal, Infant and Child Health and Development in Africa”:

Acknowledge the progress made in the implementation of these and other relevant commitments on maternal, infant and child health and the launching of the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA) by the African Union continentally and nationally but remaining deeply concerned that Africa still has a disproportionately high level of maternal, newborn and child morbidity and mortality due largely to preventable causes;

... Welcome the G8 Muskoka Initiative and the pledge to support maternal, newborn and child health.

Hereby commit to the following:

1. Individually and collectively REAFFIRM our previous commitments aimed at accelerating the health of our people and the social development of Africa. In this regard, we re-dedicate ourselves and commit our countries to accelerate efforts to improve the state of health of Africa’s women and children and thereby attain all Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) particularly MDGs 4, 5 and 6 by 2015.”

 
Scope: 
Africa

“Actions on maternal, newborn and child health and development in Africa by 2015

...2. COMMIT TO UNDERTAKE the following actions:

(i) Launch CARMMA in our countries and broaden it as an advocacy strategy for the promotion of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and involve all key stakeholders such as the women, children and young people, persons with disabilities, parliamentarians, community and religious leaders, civil society organizations, the media, and the private sector and institutionalize an annual CARMMA week in solidarity with the women and children of Africa for the next four years;”

 
Scope: 
Africa

“Actions on maternal, newborn and child health and development in Africa by 2015

...2. COMMIT TO UNDERTAKE the following actions:

 (ii) Strengthen the health system to provide comprehensive, integrated, maternal, newborn and child health care services, in particular through primary health care, repositioning of family planning including reproductive health commodities security, infrastructure development and skilled human resources for health in particular to train Community Health Workers to mitigate the human resource crisis in the Health sector;

(iii) Provide stewardship as national Governments and achieve policy coherence by developing integrated health plans within the development plan with cross disease and cross sector health goals and coordinate multi-sectoral actions and multi-agency partnerships;

(iv) Provide strong support for sharing and scaling up of identified good practices that have high impact and that are cost effective; and request the AU Commission to map and disseminate such practices;...”

 
Scope: 
Africa

“Actions on maternal, newborn and child health and development in Africa by 2015

...2. COMMIT TO UNDERTAKE the following actions:...

...(v) Provide sustainable financing by enhancing domestic resources mobilization including meeting the 15% Abuja target, as well as, mobilizing resources through public-private partnerships and by reducing out-of pocket payments through initiatives such as waiving of user fees for pregnant women and children under five and by instituting national health insurance;

(vi) Request the AU Commission in collaboration with partners including the G-8 to develop a mechanism for accessing such fund by AU Member States;...”

 
Scope: 
Africa

“Actions on maternal, newborn and child health and development in Africa by 2015

...2. COMMIT TO UNDERTAKE the following actions:...

...(v) Provide sustainable financing by enhancing domestic resources mobilization including meeting the 15% Abuja target, as well as, mobilizing resources through public-private partnerships and by reducing out-of pocket payments through initiatives such as waiving of user fees for pregnant women and children under five and by instituting national health insurance;

(vi) Request the AU Commission in collaboration with partners including the G-8 to develop a mechanism for accessing such fund by AU Member States;...”

 
Scope: 
Africa

 “Actions on maternal, newborn and child health and development in Africa by 2015

...2. COMMIT TO UNDERTAKE the following actions:...

...(viii) Institute a strong and functional monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework at country level to provide accurate, reliable and timely maternal, newborn, and child data to monitor progress against agreed indicators and targets, measure health performance and for informed decisions and actions including making maternal deaths notifiable and institute maternal death reviews.”

 
Scope: 
Africa