Assembly of the African Union 2nd Ordinary Session, Maputo declaration, Mozambique, 10-12 July 2003

Sectors : General health and health funding, Health systems, medicines and regulation, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Other Preventable Diseases, TB
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
2003
Level: 
Heads Of State

Commitments in: Health - General health and health funding

“…We reaffirm our commitment to achieving the goals we set concerning health sector financing in our states and recommit ourselves to meet the target of 15% of national budget to be allocated to health. We reiterate our readiness to mobilize more internal resources for this struggle, in partnership with the private sector, civil society and all other stakeholders…”

Scope: 
Africa

“WE, THEREFORE, SOLEMNLY:
1. REAFFIRM the commitments enshrined in the Abuja Declaration and Plan of Action on Roll Back Malaria, and the Abuja Declaration and Framework Plan of Action on HIV/AIDS, TB and ORID and REITERATE our commitment to intensify and consolidate efforts for their implementation;...

...5. COMMIT OURSELVES to promote partnerships with the private sector and relevant UN Specialised Agencies, pharmaceutical companies and other partners to increase local and regional capacity for production and distribution of affordable generic pharmaceuticals for the management of HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and ORID - the diseases with the highest impact on Africa’s socioeconomic development;

6. RESOLVE to continue to support the implementation of the Plan of Action for the AU Decade for African Traditional Medicine (2000 –2010), especially research in the area of treatment for HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and ORID;”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Health - HIV/AIDS

“...4. EXPRESS OUR DETERMINATION to ensure that all opportunities for scaling up treatment for HIV/AIDS are pursued energetically and creatively, and in this connection, seek diverse and effective partnerships with international donors, civil society, business sector and people living with HIV/AIDS, in order to extend effective care, support and treatment to the maximum number of people, particularly women, orphaned children and others made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, in conformity with the principles of equal access and gender equity;”

Scope: 
Africa