President Obama Urge African Leaders to Invest in Girls Education and Women’s Empowerment
President  Barack Obama speaking at African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
03 August 2015Past Events
President Barack Obama has lauded Africa the achievement of significant gains in the health sector. Delivering the keynote address at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, the first by a sitting America president, Obama expressed his... MORE
AU Ministers Call for Support to the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa
24 April 2015Past Events
At its first meeting of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee Meeting on Health, Population and Drug Control held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 17 April 2015, African ministers have discussed and endorsed a wide range issues across health... MORE
African Union First Session of the Specialised Technical Committee (STC) on Health, Population and Drug Control to Converge in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
02 April 2015Upcoming Events
The First Session of the Specialised Technical Committee (STC) on Health, Population and Drug Control (STC-HPDC-1) will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 13-17 April 2015. The meetings of the First Session will be organised as follows: 13-15... MORE
African Union Nutrition Experts Call for the Implementation of Nutrition Declarations
30 March 2015Past Events
A meeting of the African Task Force on Food and Nutrition Development (ATFFND) aimed at advocating for food and nutrition security to be prioritized in the socio-economic development framework of the continent has opened in Johannesburg, South... MORE
Sierra Leone Commemorates CARMMA Anniversary
Photo Credit: UNFPA/SL
30 March 2015Past Events
In spite of the on-going battle to end the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, the Office of the First Lady (OFL) with support from UNFPA and IPAS Sierra Leone last week commemorated the 5th Anniversary of the launch of Campaign on Accelerated Reduction... MORE
Statement of Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Chairperson African Union Commission on occasion of the Celebration of the International Women’s Day 08 March 2015
09 March 2015Past Events
"Women's health is still a major concern in our African countries since the sexual health and reproductive rights of women are still not sufficiently respected and that discrimination against women continues to be the source of high maternal and... MORE
African Health Experts Discuss AU Health Priorities Beyond 2015
06 March 2015Past Events
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... MORE
Stakeholders’ Consultation on "Year of Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa Agenda 2063"
A cross section of participants at the AU HQ, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
23 January 2015Past Events
On the margins of the recent 2015 African Union Summit, the African Ministers of Gender and Women Affairs adopted a Communiqué towards the realisation of women’s empowerment in the framework of Agenda 2063. The Stakeholder’s Consultation on the AU "... MORE
The Republic of Madagascar Launches CARMMA
Her Excellency, the First Lady of Madagascar, Madame RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA Voahangy and the Prime Minister Dr. KOLO Roger, signing their CARMMA Commitment
15 September 2014Past Events
Madagascar joins the other Islands of the Indian Ocean to launch the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality in Africa (CARMMA). The launch event held at the Stade Couvert de Mahamasina, in the capital of... MORE
ACERWC Delegation Assesses Situation of Children Affected by the Conflict in South Sudan
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06 August 2014
The Delegation of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) and its Secretariat led by Prof. Julia Sloth-Nielsen, are in Juba, South Sudan to conduct an advocacy mission on the situation of children affected by... MORE