Special summit of the African Union on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

12-16 JULY 2013 | ABUJA, NIGERIA

African leaders attending the African Union’s “Abuja+12” summit came together to recognize progress in eradicating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and to recommit to action.

At this meeting, which included discussions on integrating efforts to tackle these diseases with reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services, heads of state and government committed to step up mobilization of domestic resources to strengthen health systems.

This comes on the heels of their recent recommitment to women’s and children’s health during an event on the African Union’s Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA) during the AU heads of state and government summit in January, and preceeds further discussion on best practices by African health leaders and development partners to scale up progress.