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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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Africa has made significant strides in socio-economic development but has the potential to achieve even more if it can overcome the large burden of disease which continues to be a barrier to Africa’s development trajectory.
Against a backdrop of intense negotiations leading up to the MDGs, and within the greater context of Agenda 2063, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC) will hold one of its most important Conference of Ministers at the end of March
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has reassured the African Union (AU) Member States Permanent Representatives to the United Nations about the continent's readiness to speak with one voice during the negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Leaders of the African Union (AU) have recently endorsed the establishment of a continent-wide initiative aimed at supporting the development of scientific research, innovation, and excellence.
Today, we can point to marked achievements in the representation of women – we have our first women Presidents, increased numbers of women in African parliaments, and we have gender parity in the African Union Commission leadership.

Media Releases

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.
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.