Last week, Nigeria hosted the African AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Summit in its capital city, Abuja. The summit was attended by numerous participants, including heads of state, government officials, members of the civil society, donor and UN agencies and program implementers from throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of the summit was to review the achievements made toward the landmark Abuja 2001 agreements and identify gaps and constraints to achieving those objectives and the Millennium Development Goals.According to AllAfrica.com, the major outcomes of the summit include:
- Leadersâ€™ reiteration of commitment to devote 15% of national budgets to improving the health care system; and
- Resolution passed declaring that by 2010, 80% of those who need it should have access to HIV/AIDS treatment, including ARVs.
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