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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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A new report released by the United Nations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation presents a vision to eradicate malaria by 2040 that involves new strategies, tools and financing and urges world leaders to expand their commitments to fight a disease that still kills about one child every minute.
A United Nations General Assembly side event involving the governments of Japan, France, Liberia, Senegal and Thailand as well as the World Health Organization, World Bank and the Global Fund was held in New York today to consider Universal Health Coverage as a key element of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The money will also help the country expand HIV treatment to a million people by 2017. At least 1.5 million Kenyans are living with HIV, but only 500,000 are on treatment, yet the World Health Organisation advises anybody diagnosed with HIV should be put on treatment.
Nearly 700 million cases of malaria have been prevented in Africa as a result of concerted efforts to tackle the disease since 2000, a study shows.The report published in the journal Nature showed that overall the number of infections fell by 50% across the continent.
The new U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), due to be agreed by world leaders later this month, seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals by reducing maternal mortality and ending the AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics by 2030.

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Leaders meeting in Addis Ababa Monday urged concerted continental and global efforts to accelerate domestic financing for health. The meeting also emphasised the continued importance of international support to Africa’s disease responses in the spirit of shared responsibility and global solidarity.
Sandton–16 June 2015: African leaders on Sunday during the statutory AIDS Watch Africa (AWA) luncheon meeting adopted the report of AIDS Watch Africa Member States Experts on AIDS, TB and Malaria. The report comes at a critical juncture when the the African Union is reviewing its key health frameworks that will come to an end in 2015. At the global level countries are finalising negotiations for the Sustainable Development Goals that will supersede the Millennium Development Goals at the same time.
Ahead of the Heads and State and Government Summit in Johannesburg in June 2015, Member State Experts on AIDS, TB and Malaria met in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 4 to 5 May 2015. They discussed the key actions and milestones to end AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030.
The Chairperson of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance and Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency Hailemariam Desalegn made a call for the continental body to develop an African Roadmap to eliminate malaria by 2030.
Today the African Union renews its clarion call for shared responsibility and global solidarity to end TB under the theme Reach the 1.3 Million in Africa. Find. Treat. Cure TB. Africa is committed to accelerate efforts towards zero TB deaths, zero new infections and zero stigma.