Delivering results toward ending AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Africa African Union accountability report on Africa–G8 partnership commitments 2013
In the spirit of accountability, leaders from the African Union (AU) and the Group of Eight (G8) agreed at the Hokkaido G8 2008 Summit in Japan to institute a follow-up mechanism to monitor the delivery of commitments for development made by both sides of their partnership. The AU and its New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Programme produced their first accountability report in 2011, while the G8 has reviewed its collective commitments since the 2010 Muskoka Summit in Canada. This document, however, represents the first thematic accountability report summarizing progress towards commitments made in connection with the collective AU–G8 partnership relating to AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria.
The aims of this accountability report are fourfold:
UNAIDS’ Update highlights key elements of the AIDS response in a number of African countries. South Africa, for example, is rapidly scaling up access to HIV treatment, with a 20% increase in the number of people receiving therapy from 2011-2012 alone. Sixteen countries—Botswana, Ghana, Gambia, Gabon, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe—now ensure that more than three-quarters of pregnant women living with HIV receive antiretroviral medicine to prevent transmission to their child.
This is a one-year fixed term contract renewable subject to funding and performance.
- A Master’s degree in Gender Studies, Psychology, Development Studies, Anthropology, Public Health and/or a related field
- One (1) academic article (accepted or published) in an accredited journal
- Experience in undertaking research and policy analysis
- Experience working in any of the following areas; Women’s Rights, Gender Equality, SRHR, Sexuality and/or HIV and AIDS
- Ability to network with key organisations on any of the above issues.
The Africa Environment Outlook (AEO) is a tool of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) for monitoring environmental management in Africa. It provides a framework for reporting at the national and subregional levels and seeks to enable AMCEN member countries to institute environmental management policies and programmes for the sustainable future of the continent. The AMCEN Secretariat partners with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), through its Regional Office for Africa (ROA) and the Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA), in producing periodic series of the report
SADC Regional Assessment Report of Policies and Programmes on Child and Adolescent HIV, TB and Malaria - 2011-2012
Member States (MS) of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have made important progress in the last decades in reducing child mortality. However, with children under 18 years old representing 48% of the total population in the SADC region, child survival and development remains a key challenge. HIV, TB and malaria are important sources of morbidity and mortality in children. In 2009, there were more than 1 million children under the age of 15 years estimated to be living with HIV within SADC Member States, and in 2010 mother to child transmission of HIV (MTCT) resulted in more than 176,000 new infant infections in the region, with the percentage of MTCT across Member States ranging from 3 to 37%.
CONSORTIUM FOR HEALTH POLICY AND SYSTEMS ANALYSIS IN AFRICA: Comparative Results of Capacity Needs Assessments in African partner institutions
The Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA) project is aimed at building the field of health policy and systems research and analysis (HPSA) in Africa. Specifically, CHEPSAA aims to increase sustainable African capacity to produce and use high quality health policy and systems analysis HPSA. These objectives will be met through the activities of 5 Work Packages (WP), the first of which is an HPSA capacity needs assessment. The needs assessment assumes that to build the field, we first need to strengthen the CHEPSAA partner institutions. It was undertaken in 2 phases:
· County context mapping by country partners was undertaken from April-May 2011
The School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape is a WHO Collaborating Centre, and has an international reputation as a leading research and teaching institution in Public Health. Its educational and research activities are wide-ranging, with a special focus on health systems research, primary health care, social determinants of health, priority conditions (including TB/HIV and chronic disease) and the implementation of district health systems. The School’s distance learning postgraduate programme, offered through a range of learning media, is unique in Southern Africa.
Health Systems Trust is a dynamic, not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of an equitable and comprehensive health system for the provision of quality health care in South and southern Africa.