Timeline of the African Union and AIDS Watch Africa key commitments

2000: The Rollback Malaria Abuja Declaration and Plan of Action committing themselves to take concrete steps in their countries to intensify the fight against Malaria.

2001: Abuja Summit on HIV/AIDS, TB and Other Related Infectious Diseases, eight Heads of State and Government; AIDS Watch Africa (AWA) created as an advocacy platform at Head of State level to monitor the African response and mobilize resources.

2003 Maseru Declaration on HIV and AIDS/ Maputo Declaration on Gender Mainstreaming/ Maputo Declaration on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria

2004: AWA Secretariat was relocated to the AU Commission

2003 The Protocol Relating to the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (especially around violence)

2004-2005 Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Women Protocol)

2004 Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa (SDGEA)

2005: Continental HIV/AIDS Strategic Framework and AWA Action Plan approved

2005: Maputo Plan of Action for implementing the Continental Policy Framework on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

2005 Continental Policy on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, (Maputo Plan of Action related)

2006: Brazzaville Commitment on Scaling Up Towards Universal Access to HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support in Africa by 2010

2006: Reaffirmation of Abuja Declaration Plan of Action, Special Summit of the AU on HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria (ATM) adopts the Abuja Call for Accelerated Action

2006 Maputo Plan of Action, Plan of Action on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights 2007-2010 (renewed till 2015)

2007: African Union Ministers of Health adopt Africa’s Health Strategy;

2010: AU Heads of State and Government approve “A Partnership For The Elimination of Mother-Child Transmission of HIV in Africa”

2010: African Union launches Campaign for the Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA)

2011: AU adopts Common Position on HIV/AIDS in activities pertinent tothe prevention and resolution of conflict and post-conflict peace-building

2012: AU Heads of State and Government adopt the African Union Roadmap on AIDS, TB and Malaria

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