Decision on the Report of the Third Session of the AU Conference of Ministers of Health, Johannesburg, South Africa, 9-13 April, 2007 – Doc. EX.CL/354 (XI)
DECISION ON THE REPORT OF THE THIRD SESSION OF THE AU CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS OF HEALTH, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 9 – 13 APRIL, 2007 – DOC.EX.CL/354 (XI)
The Executive Council:
TAKES NOTE of the Report of the Third Session of the AU Conference of Ministers of Health;
REAFFIRMS the importance of health in the promotion of socio- economic development in Africa;
ENDORSES the Johannesburg Declaration of the Third Session of the AU Conference of Ministers of Health1;
ALSO ENDORSES the Africa Health Strategy as a framework within which Member States should address the health challenges facing the continent;
The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa;
The Plan of Action on Violence Prevention in Africa;
The Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism for the Outcomes of the May 2006 Abuja Special Summit on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.
URGES Member States, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, to implement these commitments and report to the Commission;
REQUESTS the Commission in collaboration with Regional Economic Communities and other partners, to follow-up and coordinate the implementation of the recommendations contained in the report as well as all the documents adopted at the Conference;
FURTHER REQUESTS the Commission to submit a status report regularly on the implementation of the outcomes and recommendations of the Conference to Council.
1 Reservations entered by the Republic of Egypt and Uganda