Summit of the Organisation of African Unity, Yaounde, Cameroon, 8-10 July 1996 – Declarations

Sectors : Polio
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Health - Polio

“We, the Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity...


- Eradicate poliomyelitis in Africa as an urgent priority and confirm our strong determination to make Africa free of poliomyelitis;

- Fully support the implementation of the strategies recommended by the World Health Organization, including national immunization days;

- Allocate adequate human, financial and material resources, and mobilize other local resources including resources from non-governmental and the private sector, for the eradication of poliomyelitis in Africa;

- Mobilize additional external resources from international agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations and other partners including private foundations, in support of poliomyelitis eradication activities in Africa;”