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  1. 1. JOINT UNITED NATION PROGRAMME ON HIV/AIDS 5th Inter-Agency Meeting on Coordination and Harmonization of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria Strategies RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE EXPERT MEETING 5-7 MARCH 2014,BRAZZAVILLE, CONGO
  2. 2. Implementation of the recommendations of the 4th inter-agency meeting 1. Though health issues are well situated within two of the three agenda items of the upcoming April 2014 EU-AU Summit there is need to unpack the health issues to ensure that the annotated agenda gives due consideration to the key issues. 1. Urge the GFATM to expedite the review of the funding mechanisms to cater for intervention cutting across two or more countries especially for key populations and conflict and post conflict countries and local manufacturing of essential drugs and commodities. 1. Accelerate the roll out of Costed NHSP in the countries that are yet to prepare the costed plans.
  3. 3. Implementation of the recommendations of the 4th inter-agency meeting 4. AUC to explore ways of bringing on board the private sector in advocacy and resource mobilisation for AWA activities. 5. Tools to measure harmonisation in a more systematic and pragmatic manner should be developed. 6. Put in place mechanisms to coordinate activities of the different actors in a continuous basis within the two years of implementation of the inter agency plan. 7. Develop information portal for inter-agency group to improve information sharing and reporting.
  4. 4. Implementation of the Action Plan for Women, Girls and HIV/AIDS in Conflict and Post Conflicts Settings in Africa 1. Health to be an integral part of the conflict response and mitigation programme within the Political and Peace and Security components of the AU; 2. AUC in collaboration with WHO and other partners to advocate to policy makers to ensure that the health needs particularly AIDS, TB and malaria for IDPs and refugees are taken care of by the National Health Accounts (NHA); 3. There is need for AUC and partners to continue and intensify advocacy for the prevention of violence and gender based violence including taking a gender approach for the recruitment of peacekeepers personnel.
  5. 5. Implementation of the Action Plan for Women, Girls and HIV/AIDS in Conflict and Post Conflicts Settings in Africa 4. Countries should prioritise the prevention of violence and gender based violence and include it in the national action plan with targets; 5. Develop in country capacity for violence prevention and strengthen integrated health system approach for violence and HIV prevention in women and girls. 6. Advocate for the establishment of a rapid response health teams to strengthen provision of prompt health services in conflict situations.
  6. 6. Next steps for the “Abuja Call” 1. Participate in the processes to position AIDS, TB and malaria prominently in the post 2015 development agenda as they remain major epidemics on the continent. 1. Prioritize investments for AIDS, TB and Malaria responses in Nigeria and DRC, which have the major disease burden and contribute the highest morbidity and mortality related to the three diseases. 1. Support the development of investment cases and economic arguments for increased domestic and international investment in AIDS, TB and malaria including consideration of counterpart funding as a viable option. 2. Embrace new science, WHO guidelines and commit to support partners in the process of expeditiously setting new targets.
  7. 7. Next steps for the “Abuja Call” 5. Develop appropriate strategies to boost the number of people who know their HIV status without infringing on the human rights. 6. Step up efforts to address human rights issues and reform punitive laws that hinder access to services for key populations in order to achieve universal access to health services. 7. Advocate for the implementation of smart investments in order to meet the treatment 2015 targets.
  8. 8. Next steps for the “Abuja Call” 8. Promote integration of SRH, MNCH and HIV services including STIs as well as identifying opportunities and advocating for integration of health services in development projects. 9. Advocate for countries to focus on the need to address the HIV treatment gap and other integrated health services for children and adolescents.