African Union Summit on Maternal, Infant and Child Health and Development

19-27 JULY 2010 | KAMPALA, UGANDA


AU Summit in the press

Excerpt from Press statement at the end of the AU Summit

by His Excellency Professor Bingu Wa Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi and Chairperson of the African Union at the official closing ceremony of the 15th assembly of the heads of state and government of the African Union / Kampala, Uganda.

"This Summit has discussed challenges facing the majority of African women and children and has also discussed challenges facing the majority of women and children and has identified solutions to these as outlined in the Actions for Accelerated Achievement of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Development in Africa. The Actions we have adopted, can only be achieved by employing strong commitment and political will for implementation at continental level but also through implementation at national level. This is important because there is a tendency to think that all what we agree here has to be implemented by the AU Commission only, when, in fact, we could achieve more if we were to adopt and incorporate what we agree during Summits in our own national programmes and programmes of our respective Regional Economic Communities (RECs). “

Dr Flavia Bustreo interviewed by SABC TV at the AU Summit
Dr Flavia Bustreo interviewed by SABC TV at the AU Summit
PMNCH commends Rwanda on maternal and child health

"Speaking to The New Times, the progamme’s director, Dr Flavia Bustreo, said that Rwanda is in world limelight as a nation which has good record in fighting for health, especially in women, children as well as marginalized groups."