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Role of Regional Economic Communities (RECS) in strengthening capacity in HIV and Health

Role of Regional Economic Communities (RECS) in strengthening capacity in HIV and Health

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    • ROLE OF THE RECs IN STRENGTHENING CAPACITY IN HIV AND HEALTH. HIV CAPACITY BUILDING PARTNERS SUMMIT. JOHANNESBURG, RSA 19th March 2013 Dr Vitalis Chipfakacha SADC Secretariat HIV and AIDS Program.
    • AFRICAN RECs North HornWestern $ Central Eastern Southern
    • RECS OF THE AFRICAN UNION (AU)• Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD 1998)• Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA 1993)• Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS 1981)• Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS 1975)• Intergovernmental Authority on/for Development (IGAD 1986)• Southern African Development Community (SADC 1992)• Arab Maghreb Union (AMU 1984)• Economic Community of the Great Lakes• Tripartite• NEPAD
    • MAIN OBJECTIVE OF AFRICAN RECS• Promote economic development and regional integration, peace and security for people• Each REC establishes own priorities based on continent wide priorities:– Land and water management– Market access– Food supply and hunger– Agricultural research
    • CHALLENGES TO REC’S MAIN OBJECTIVE • Disease epidemics • HIV and AIDS • Natural Disasters – Drought – Floods – Cyclones/Tsunamis • Man-made disasters • Conflicts and political instability.
    • HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES• Communicable Diseases – Malaria – TB• Non-communicable Diseases – Cancers – Diabetes – Cardio-vascular diseases• HIV and AIDS
    • SUCCESS TO REGIONAL INTEGRATIONAfrica’s biggestresource ispeople“A healthypopulation is theprerequisite tothe success ofAfricandevelopment”
    • NEEDS FOR HEALTHY POPULATION• Adequate Human resourses for Health• Skilled manpower – Programing – Resource mobilisation – M and E – Care and support
    • ROLES OF RECs• Advocacy and lobbying – Leadership for the response – Resource mobilisation – Recognise health as risk factor to development – Investment in Health – Encourage Cross border initiatives• Training and skills building – Planning and management• Assisting in creation of a conducive policy environment• Documentation and sharing of best practices• Assist in developing CB strategies.• Coordination of all CB activities• Assist in the global result chain
    • To achieve our common goals it is preferable that we are on the same track!