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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 White House released the FY 2017 budget request on February 9, 2016, which includes funding for U.S. global health programmes.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria expressed deep appreciation for President Barack Obama's request for US$1.35 billion for the Global Fund in his 2017 budget proposal, calling it a demonstration of great commitment to global health.
Researchers, doctors, professors and health care workers all agree that tuberculosis does not get the attention or investment from international donors that such a deadly killer—the most lethal single infectious agent in the world—deserves.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and a Regional Coordinating Mechanism (RCM) representing a group of 10 Southern African countries today signed a landmark grant to pioneer innovative models to reduce high rates of Tuberculosis (TB) in the mining sector.
Uganda dispatched a team of more than 370 health workers to the northern part of the country on Monday where a malaria epidemic ravaging the region since July has killed about 658 people. Uganda reported an unusual outbreak of malaria in the north of the country in July, which health officials say has affected one million people from a population of about 39 million.

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Recognising unprecedented momentum towards elimination of malaria in Africa, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) will present awards to 13 African countries that have shown commitment, innovation and progress in the malaria fight.
The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) gathered Saturday at the 26th African Union Summit to celebrate unprecedented progress against malaria in Africa. Thirty-four Heads of State and Delegation joined the annual meeting, which was chaired by H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the current chair of ALMA. During the meeting, the incoming Chairperson of the African Union, H.E. Idriss Déby President of Chad was appointed to take over as the next chair of ALMA.
African leaders and parliamentarians gathering in Harare Tuesday to mark the World AIDS Day called for sustained leadership to fast track current efforts to end AIDS by 2030. This year the continental commemorations were celebrated under the theme “sustaining visionary leadership to end AIDS by 2030” during the flagship International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA).
African Union Member States and Regional Economic Communities meeting last week reviewed the draft catalytic framework to end AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa by 2030.
African Union Ambassadors meeting Friday were briefed on the progress in the implementation of AU health policy frameworks that are due to expire at the end of December and the next steps in achieving universal health access.