UNAIDS and Economic Commission for Africa discuss innovative financing for health in Africa
09 November 2009
The Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé met with the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Mr Abdoulei Janneh earlier today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
They held broad-ranging discussions on the relationship between health and development and the need to find innovative ways to generate financial resources to fund future HIV treatment for people in need. The importance of resource monitoring and evaluation of results for the Millennium Development Goals was also underlined.
Mr Abdoulei Janneh also updated Mr Sidibé on the Coalition for Dialogue in Africa (CoDA) which was launched earlier this year as a joint venture between the African Development Bank and the ECA to stimulate discussions on African socioeconomic issues and explore new ways for Africa development.
The CoDA initial advisory board includes Dr Frene Ginwala, Former Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa; Mr Mo Ibrahim, Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Dr. Spciosa Wandira Kazibwe, former Vice President of the Republic of Uganda; and The Right Honourable, Mr. Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada.
While in Addis this week Mr Sidibé is attending the board meeting of the Global fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.