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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 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. Various African countries are using different models to tap resources from existing opportunities across the continent to address the AIDS epidemic.
The African Union Commission invites eligible consultants to to conduct the final evaluation of the Abuja Call for Accelerated Actions Towards Universal Access to HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria Services in Africa and the AU Roadmap on Shared Responsibility and Global Solidarity to assess the level of its implementation by the Member States of the African Union.
The African Union Commission invites eligible consultants to to conduct the review of the Maputo Plan of Action to determine and assess the SRHR status of the continent, level of domestication and implementation of the plan and relevancy in the post 2015 development agenda.
The African Union Commission recognises fully the status of women’s and children’s health in Africa and that improved health is central to social and human development which is critical for equitable and sustainable economic growth and development.The African Union Commission now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services to prepare the 2014/15 MNCH Status Report focusing on Ending Preventable Maternal, Newborn and Child Deaths in Africa.
Global leaders have committed to take action towards ending the AIDS epidemic among adolescents. At a meeting during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, co-hosted by UNICEF, UNAIDS and the Governments of Brazil and Kenya, representatives of more than 20 countries came together to join a growing movement to advance the response to HIV among adolescents.

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African Union Member States experts deliberated on the modalities for the Establishment of the African Centre for Disease Control and Prevention from 29 to 30 October 2014 at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.
Ahead of the African Union Summit in January 2015 the African Union taskforce for the establishment of the African Union Centre for Disease Control and Prevention will meet on 29 and 30 October 2014 at the headquarters of the African Union.
The Friends of the Global Fund Europe Delegation that included Members of the European Parliament committed Thursday to strengthen partnership with AIDS Watch Africa on joint advocacy efforts to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
The African Union Commission and civil society actors working on AIDS met to discuss priority strategies to ensure that the post 2015 Development Framework on health goals reflect a holistic, rights-based approach ensuring that it includes a target on ending AIDS by focusing on poor and marginalised populations. The Post 2015 Development Report reflects most of the recommendations of the Common African Position on the Post 2015 Development Agenda which was developed through broader consultations including civil society and other grassroots.
Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa need to intensify their battle against deprivation and prevent crises from setting back recent development advances, according to the global 2104 Human Development Report (HDR), launched here today by the United Nations Development Programme (UND