SADC AIDS Watch Africa Summit

209 views

Published on

Outcomes of the AIDS Watch Africa meeting at the sidelines of the SADC summit.

Published in: Health & Medicine
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
209
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
4
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Think Tank Group established -CHAI, SIDA, UNAIDS, WHO, World Bank, UNDP, Right to Care, Global Health Business Council, Health Partners International - IFC, AfDB, UNICEF and HEARD to provide quality assurance and policy
  • SADC AIDS Watch Africa Summit

    1. 1. SADC AIDS WATCH AFRICA (AWA) SUMMIT Presented at the UNDP,AUC UNAIDS joint meeting 7-8 November, 2013 Doreen Sanje SADC Secretariat
    2. 2. Outline      Background Issues discussed Decision Implementation Conclusion
    3. 3. Background • ThePresident of Malawi, SADC Chairperson and SADC AWA Champion • Special Breakfast Summit of SADC Heads of States and Government, margins of 33rd SADC Summit • Aim to discuss progress and challenges that the region is facing in the areas of HIV and AIDS, TB and Malaria
    4. 4. Issues discussed • Acknowledged logistics, financial and human resources and human rights issues as challenges hampering access to HIV testing and treatment • Agreed to support in lobbying with developed countries for increased replenishment to the GF • Importance of nutrition in disease management
    5. 5. 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 commodities. • Lobby with the WTO for responsiveness. • Noted the tremendous progress in PMTCT. • Concerned with lack of modern TB diagnosis equipment.
    6. 6. Summit decision 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.
    7. 7. 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 issues 5. Document experiences for Summit 6. SADC Secretariat included most issues in operational plan      
    8. 8. Conclusion •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 communicable disease.
    9. 9. THANK YOU  ZIKOMO
    10. 10. THANK YOU ZIKOMO

    ×