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
Experts Endorse African Union Roadmap on Health
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06 August 2014Past Events
A two-day meeting to validate data for the review of the expiring policy documents and preparation of the 2014/15 MNCH Status Report concludes at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The objective of the meeting was to validate... MORE
Somalia Set to Launch CARMMA
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06 August 2014
After a number of unsuccessful attempts to launch the African Union Commission’s flagship initiative ‘CARMMA’, the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa in Somalia, the country is preparing the launch the campaign this... MORE
"Good Nutrition is a Basic Building Block of Human Capital which in turn Contributes to Economic Growth and Development” His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho
14 July 2014Past Events
Recently appointed African Nutrition Champion, His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho today pressed African governments to commit resources to their nutrition plans to allow them to reap the benefits of investment in nutrition. The... MORE
African Activists Meet in Johannesburg to Demand more Transparent Health Budgets
14 July 2014
African civil society organizations are calling for greater accountability and transparency from African leaders regarding the use of public funds for the survival of mothers and babies. Activists will take advantage of an international conference... MORE
African Leaders Commit to Ending Preventable Maternal, Newborn and Child Deaths on the Continent
14 July 2014Past Events
African Governments have demonstrated strong political commitment to achieving targets of the MDGs – including reducing child mortality rates and improving maternal health. However, despite encouraging progress, women and children in Africa still... MORE