The African Public Health Alliance and the 15%-plus campaign just released a public statement giving a summary of key commitments made during the summit including re-commitment of Abuja declaration. They also suggest six key areas that should be emphasized at country level when the commitments will need to be implemented: Social determinants; Per capita investment in health; Integrated health workforce policies; Gender equity; Medicines availability; Geographical equity. With their agreement, we post their message below.
From: ausummit 2010 at africa15percent-plus. net
Sent: vendredi 20 août 2010 1:50
Subject: Summit Review:15% Campaign Welcomes Restatement of Financing Commitment-Identifies 6 Key Policy & Budget Priorities
- Africa Public Health Alliance & 15% Plus Campaign Welcomes AU Heads of State Summit Laudable Commitments on: Financing; MNCH; Universal Access; & PMTCT.
- Identifies 6 Key Areas for Emphasis & Country Level Implementation: Social Determinants & Vaccinations; Improved Per Capita Investment; Integrating Health, Education & Labour Policy on Health Workforce; Gender Equity in Health; Pharmaceutical & Commodities Capacity; One Primary Health Clinic Per Community.
- Calls for Timely Implementation of All Commitments by AU Member States.
- “Provide sustainable financing by enhancing domestic resources mobilization, including meeting the 15% Abuja target, as well as mobilizing resources through public-private partnerships and by reducing out of pocket payments through initiatives such as waiving of user fees for pregnant women and children under five and by instituting national health insurance;
- Strengthen the health systems to provide comprehensive, integrated, maternal, newborn and child health care services, in particular through primary health care, repositioning of family planning including reproductive health commodities security, infrastructure development and skilled human resources for health in particular to train Community Health Workers to mitigate the human resource crisis in the Health sector”;
- REAFFIRM the commitments undertaken at the Special Summits on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria in 200, 2001, and 2006… Extend the Abuja Call for Accelerated Action Towards Universal Access to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Services in Africa (the Abuja Call) to 2015 t0 coincide with the MDGs;
- UNDERSCORE the need to promote throughout the continent, programs for the total eradication of mother to child transmission so that no child is born with HIV/AIDS.”