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Continental Consultation on Drug Demand Reduction opens in Cape Town

The focus of the consultation is to review where we are at with improving access to comprehensive, evidence-informed, ethical and human rights based drug use prevention, dependence, treatment and aftercare services

The Director of Social Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC),  Amb. Olawale Maiyegun, presided over the opening ceremony of the Technical Consultation on drug demand reduction which kicked off on Wednesday 3rd August 2016 in Cape Town in the presence of representatives of partner organisations in the area of…

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Medical products Regulatory Capacity development towards the realization of Agenda 2063 and 2030 SDGs

The second meeting of the task team to facilitate the establishment of the African Medicines Agency (AMA), organized by the African Union Commission (AUC), NEPAD Agency and the World Health Organisation (WHO) with the support of the UNDP and World Bank, convened at the African Union Commission Headquarters, in Addis…

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Africa agrees on common position to the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

Ministers of Health meeting ahead of the World Health Assembly on Saturday deliberated and agreed on a Common African Position (CAP) to the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS that will be taking place in New York from 8 to 10 June 2016. “The Common Africa Position…

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On International Day to End Obstetric Fistula - 23 May, the African Union Commission Highlights Key Interventions to End Fistula within a Generation

What is Obstetric Fistula? Fistula is a childbirth injury (a hole in the birth canal) caused by prolonged obstructed labor, the lack of access to proper and prompt medical intervention, leaving the woman with chronic incontinence and in most cases a stillborn baby. The smell of leaking urine, faeces or…

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595th meeting of the PSC on the role of African non-permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council (A3) and the AU Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 595th meeting held on April 28 2016, adopted the following decision on the role of African non-permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council (A3) and the AU Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations, in the…

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Commissioner Fatima Haram Acyl chairs high level panel on financing Africa’s Pharmaceutical industry

On the fringe of the African Development Week, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)  jointly organized, on 3 April 2016 in Addis Ababa, a high-level panel discussion on the theme “unleashing the potential of pharmaceuticals in the socio-economic transformation of Africa” under the chairmanship…

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African Union Collaborates with Partners to Develop a Roadmap for the Eradication of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Africa

The African Union Commission in collaboration with the Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR), WHO and other key partners concluded a three day meeting aimed at developing a roadmap for the eradication of Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) in Africa.  According to WHO, RHD is the most common cause of acquired heart…

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The 571st meeting of AUPSC, at the level of Heads of State and Government, on the prevention and combating of terrorism in Africa

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 571st meeting held on 29 January 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the level of Heads of State and Government, having reviewed the AU efforts against terrorism, adopted the following decision on the prevention and combating of terrorism in…

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Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS calls upon All Stakeholders to Unite and Ensure Healthy Lives for All the People of Africa

The Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) held its 16th General Assembly from 30 to 31January 2016 under the theme “Advancing sustainable Partnership to end pediatric AIDS and improve Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights”. In the course of the meeting it was reported that many Member States…