Health, Nutrition and Population
The African Union Commission plays a facilitating role, especially, with respect to: policy and strategy setting, coordination, catalysing Africa’s health agenda as it relates to the continents socio-economic development and integration. It achieves this through consensus building, advocacy and experience and information sharing. The Commission addresses health issues related to policy and delivery systems, nutrition and other related public health issues and challenges that require a concerted and coordinated approach at the continental level. The Commission works to develop and support implementation of policies and programmes related to strengthening of health systems (including human resources for health, medicines, e-health and traditional medicine), sexual and reproductive health and rights, population, and nutrition. The Department of Social Affairs of the AU Commission also serves as the Secretariat for the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa.