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President to open 'disease summit'

12 July 2013, 09:27

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan is set to open the much anticipated special summit of the African Union on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Abuja.

The summit is expected to be attended by both AU Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and United Nations (UN) secretary general Ban Ki-moon.

Organised by the African Union in collaboration with the Nigerian Government, the special Summit is aimed at reviewing the status of African Governments investment in the various national responses to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Related Infectious Diseases (ORID).

Officials said the summit would adopt a set of actions to enhance the continent’s response and efforts towards reversing the impact of these diseases by ensuring universal access to services and strengthened health systems, especially for the poor and most marginalized people.

"It will also be an opportunity to review and identify factors that underpin the persistent burden of HIV, TB and Malaria on the continent as well as the status of health financing on the continent while committing the African leaders to the implementation of innovative and sustainable health financing initiatives.

"The Summit will among others, articulate Africa’s position to project health at the core of development in relevant global forums especially the on-going dialogue on defining the post 2015 development agenda," the statement reads.

- CAJ News


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