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06 May 2009 description
report African Union

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The AU Heads of State and Government adopted the Abuja Declarations and Plans of Action in 2000 and 2001, committing themselves to intensifying the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and other infectious diseases (ORID). At their Abuja Special Summit of May 2006, they reaffirmed these pledges and committed themselves to scaling up action towards universal access to HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria services BY 2010. As was requested, the AU Commission, in collaboration with WHO and UNAIDS, prepared the 2-year Progress Report on the status of implementation in 2008.

06 May 2009 description
report African Union

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Over the years, many targets have been adopted to reverse the challenge posed by TB globally and Africa in particular. As was requested by Heads of State and Government, the Status Report on TB was prepared with the support of WHO and submitted to the Special Session of Ministers of Health, in Geneva, May 2009.

The 2008 Report had expressed concern that "despite the progress in tuberculosis control, northern African countries have failed in achieving the global targets for tuberculosis control.

06 May 2009 description

Meeting of the Committee of Experts of the 2nd Joint Annual Meetings of the AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Cairo, Egypt

23 Apr 2009 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 23 April 2009 - "Your coming together comes as a boost to the efforts of various African stakeholders and development partners who have been working together to address the challenges of high food prices, the fuel crisis, climate change and the financial crisis" said African Union (AU) Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Mrs Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, African Union (AU) Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture yesterday.

"Your deliberations are also taking place half a decade since the adoption of the AU Summit of the Comprehensive Africa …