The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia. The Department of Social Affairs (DSA) of the African Union Commission plays a leadership role in ensuring the overall coherence of social development programmes and in promoting, monitoring and evaluating associated policies and strategies. To realise the continental vision, DSA derives its vision, together with accompanying strategy to complement the AUC efforts.
The Division of AIDS, TB, Malaria and Other Infectious Diseases (OIDs) in the Department of Social Affairs provides a leadership role in policy development, advocacy, coordination and monitoring and evaluation in AIDS, TB and Malaria and other infectious diseases. It works in collaboration with Member States, Regional Economic Communities and development partners. It primarily coordinates the processes of developing, implementing and monitoring programmes in prevention and control of communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, diseases surveillance and response and disaster preparedness and response. The division also serves as the Secretariat of AIDS Watch Africa (AWA), which was created by a grouping of African Union Heads of State and Government at their 2001 Summit on HIV/AIDS, TB and Other Related Infectious Diseases, in Abuja, Nigeria as an advocacy platform at Head of State level to monitor the African response and mobilize resources to fight the AIDS Pandemic.
Domestic financing for heath plays a vital role in supporting resilient and sustainable health programmess in countries that must be able to respond to a myriad of expanding health challenges including those related to AIDS, TB and Malaria. The Division of AIDS, TB, Malaria and Other Infectious Diseases works with countries to promote and monitor domestic financing for health. As the economies of African countries continue to grow, increasing domestic financing for health is essential to ensure countries improve the quality and effectiveness of health care and leave no one behind as they progress on the path to Universal Health Coverage. As both a practical and political matter, countries must be prepared to assume greater ownership of their health financing as the onus of global health funding is shifting to a model of shared responsibility.
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