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SADC AIDS Watch Africa Summit
SADC AIDS WATCH AFRICA (AWA)
Presented at the UNDP,AUC UNAIDS joint meeting
7-8 November, 2013
• ThePresident of Malawi, SADC Chairperson
and SADC AWA Champion
• Special Breakfast Summit of SADC Heads of
States and Government, margins of 33rd
• Aim to discuss progress and challenges that
the region is facing in the areas of HIV and
AIDS, TB and Malaria
• Acknowledged logistics, financial and human
resources and human rights issues as
challenges hampering access to HIV testing
• Agreed to support in lobbying with developed
countries for increased replenishment to the GF
• Importance of nutrition in disease management
Issues discussed cont’d
• Welcomed the 2013 WHO Treatment G.
• Noted the increasing demands for treatment on
fiscal space of Member States.
• Called for local/regional production and Pooled
procurement of essential medicines and
• Lobby with the WTO for responsiveness.
• Noted the tremendous progress in PMTCT.
• Concerned with lack of modern TB diagnosis
SADC AWA Summit directed SADC Ministers of Health
and Ministers responsible for HIV and AIDS to
deliberate on the above issues and present their
recommendations at the next Summit in 2014.
Summit directed the development of a SADC Nutrition
strategy with a component of disease management.
Implementation of the issues
1. SADC NAC Directors Forum and TAC recommended documenting evidence of what
works (best practices) in addressing barriers to access to HIV testing and treatment
including documenting factors that militate against realisation of the HLM targets.
2. MS to conduct economic evaluations of adopting and implementing the 2013
consolidated WHO treatment guidelines for long term benefits.
3. Summit directed the Secretariat to develop a Nutrition Strategy which will also provide
guidance in nutrition in disease management
4. SADC Ministers of Health and HIV Programme meeting 7-8 Nov will also discuss the
5. Document experiences for Summit
6. SADC Secretariat included most issues in operational plan
•Some MS have managed to address barriers to
access to HIV testing, HIV treatment, TB screening
and treatment while others have successfully
mainstreamed nutrition in disease management.
•Secretariat continue to facilitate the strengthening of
laboratory systems as a strategy to enhance modern
diagnosis, research and capacity building for the three