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Created at the Abuja 2001 Special Summit, AIDS Watch Africa (AWA) is an Africa-led instrument to stimulate leaders into action and mobilize the resources needed to address AIDS, TB and Malaria in an effective, sustainable and accountable manner.

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The latest update on the implementation of the Global Fund funding model is available for download. This report covers progress made in January and February.
In a report released Tuesday, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria highlights ways in which Global Fund implementing countries are increasing domestic investments in health. The report, titled Innovation for Greater Impact: Exploring Resources for Domestic Health Funding in Africa, illustrates how, through a variety of approaches, African governments are mobilizing additional resources to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
A unit of the African Union said on Tuesday it was developing outbreak and epidemic insurance for African sovereigns following the Ebola outbreak. The African Risk Capacity (ARC), the continent's sovereign disaster risk insurer, said it was working with Metabiota, which works to manage and mitigate pandemic threats, to develop the insurance products.
African First Ladies called for intensified efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS in order to eliminate new infections during the African Union Summit.
Recognizing an international need for a centralized, standardized data resource for globally diverse genomic and other clinically relevant tuberculosis data, the Critical Path to TB Drug Regimens (CPTR) initiative has begun development and implementation of a Rapid Drug Susceptibility Test (RDST) data-sharing platform in partnership with the Critical Path Institute (C-Path), FIND, the New Diagnostics Working Group (NDWG), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

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A $1 million project funded by Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH in 2010, has improved TB and HIV detection in prisons in Zambia and can potentially contribute to the development of prison-based programs elsewhere, according to a recent study on the project.
The 24th Summit of the African Union and related events reaffirmed that Africa is committed and will remain committed to women’s empowerment and to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
Addis Ababa 31st January 2015 – The African Union Commission has today recognised nationals of the African Union (AU) Member States who have made remarkable achievements in science and technology, in a bid to strengthen the use and development of science and technology in Africa.
African Union Member States attending the World AIDS Day that was hosted by the Government of Zimbabwe in Victoria Falls were urged to increase domestic financing to end AIDS by 2030.
African Union Member States were urged on Sunday to increase domestic financing to end AIDS by 2030. The high level meeting on domestic financing was jointly hosted by the African Union and the Republic of Zimbabwe on 30 November 2014 in Victoria Falls ahead of the 1 December continental World AIDS Day Celebrations.