Southern African Development Community Declaration on HIV/AIDS, Maseru 2003

Sectors : Domestic resource mobilisation, HIV/AIDS
Organisation : SADC (Southern African Development Community)
Date made: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Health - HIV/AIDS

“...DECLARE the following as the priority areas requiring our urgent attention and action:

... 4. Intensifying Resource Mobilisation by:

a. Establishing a Regional Fund for the implementation of the SADC HIV/AIDS Strategic Framework (2003-2007);
b. Reaffirming our commitment to implementing the Abuja Declaration on allocating at least 15% of our annual budgets for the improvement of the health sector;
c. Urging the International Cooperating Partners, on humanitarian grounds, to assist our region by substantially increasing the provision of financial and technical support at country and regional levels through various initiatives and commitments such as the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), Official Development Assistance, the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative; and the Multi-country AIDS Programme (MAP);
d. Developing and strengthening mechanisms to involve all stakeholders, such as civil society organisations, the private sector, organised labour and business to contribute towards financing HIV/AIDS programmes;
e. Establishing simplified mechanisms for the timely disbursement of funds to the operational level, ensuring that all communities have adequate access to these funds.”

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