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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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African leaders adopted good practices on elimination of mother to child transmission and keeping mothers alive report during the statutory AIDS Watch Africa luncheon at the African Union Summit.The study includes five countries that were selected from the five AU regions. These countries are Chad, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Tunisia.
African Union Ministers and their experts met in Geneva mid May 2015 and agreed on the need to finalise the implementation plan and the draft Statute of the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention ( African CDC) and its Framework of Operations.
The African Union Executive Council met ahead of the Heads of State and Government Summit to deliberate on challenges for inclusive and universal health coverage.
The African Union appealed to the scientific community to accelerate the search for a vaccine against Ebola. This is according to the report presented to the Summit.
According to the African Union June 2015 Progress Report released at the Executive Council of the African Union, the Africa Against Ebola Solidarity Trust (AAEST) remains the single largest financial contributor to the AU’s Ebola response.

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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.
Ahead of the Summit of Heads of State and Government meeting taking place in June 2015 in Durban, South Africa, continental health experts met to define the priorities for AIDS, TB and Malaria. The meeting took place in the context of expiring AU policy instruments and the ongoing discussion on the new global development framework superseding the Millenium Development Goals.