G8 Kananaskis Africa Action Plan

Sectors : Health systems, medicines and regulation, Other Preventable Diseases, Polio, HIV/AIDS
Organisation : G8
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Commitments in: Health - Health systems, medicines and regulation

“VI. Improving Health and Confronting HIV/AIDS...

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...6.2 Supporting African efforts to build sustainable health systems in order to deliver effective disease interventions – including by:

• Pressing ahead with current work with the international pharmaceutical industry, affected African countries and civil society to promote the availability of an adequate supply of lifesaving medicines in an affordable and medically effective manner;

• Supporting African countries in helping to promote more effective, and cost-effective, health interventions to the most vulnerable sectors of society – including reducing maternal and infant mortality and morbidity;

• Continuing support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and working to ensure that the Fund continues to increase the effectiveness of its operations and learns from its experience;

• Supporting African efforts to increase Africa’s access to the Global Fund and helping to enhance Africa’s capacity to participate in and benefit from the Fund;

• Providing assistance to strengthen the capacity of the public sector to monitor the quality of health services offered by both public and private providers; and,

• Supporting and encouraging the twinning of hospitals and other health organizations between G8 and African countries…

...6.4 Supporting health research on diseases prevalent in Africa, with a view to narrowing the health research gap, including by expanding health research networks to focus on African health issues, and by making more extensive use of researchers based in Africa.”


Commitments in: Health - Polio

“VI. Improving Health and Confronting HIV/AIDS...

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...6.3 Accelerating the elimination and mitigation in Africa of polio, river blindness and other diseases or health deficiencies – including by:

• Providing, on a fair and equitable basis, sufficient resources to eliminate polio by 2005; and,

• Supporting relevant public-private partnerships for the immunization of children and the elimination of micro-nutrient deficiencies in Africa.”


Commitments in: Health - HIV/AIDS

“VI. Improving Health and Confronting HIV/AIDS…

...we commit to
6.1 Helping Africa combat the effects of HIV/AIDS – including by:
• Supporting programmes that help mothers and children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, including children orphaned by AIDS;

• Supporting the strengthening of training facilities for the recruiting and training of health professionals;

• Supporting the development, adoption and implementation of gender-sensitive, multisectoral HIV/AIDS programs for prevention, care, and treatment;

• Supporting high level political engagement to increase awareness and reduce the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS;

• Supporting initiatives to improve technical capacity, including disease surveillance;

• Supporting efforts to develop strong partnerships with employers in increasing HIV/AIDS awareness and in providing support to victims and their families;

• Supporting efforts that integrate approaches that address both HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis; and,

• Helping to enhance the capacity of Africa to address the challenges that HIV/AIDS poses to peace and security in Africa.”