Press release

VP at Special AU Summit

July 15, 2013

The Vice President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Danny Faure is representing the Head of State, President James Michel at a Special Summit of African Union Heads of States and Government taking place from 15th – 16th July 2013 in Abuja, Nigeria.

The Special Summit, called the Abuja + 12 Summit and  being held under the theme “Ownership, Accountability and Sustainability of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Response in Africa, Past, Present and Future”, is to review the status of implementation of the declarations and frameworks for action from the 2001 Abuja Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Other Related Infections Diseases (ORID) and the 2000 Special Summit on HIV/AIDS, TB and ORID.

The outcome will be the adoption of a set of actions to enhance Africa’s response and efforts towards reversing the impact of these diseases by ensuring  universal access to services and strengthened health systems.

The Vice President is heading the Seychelles delegation comprising Mrs. Mitcy Larue, the Minister for Health, Mr. Joseph Nourrice, the Seychelles Ambassador Accredited to the African Union and Dr. Jude Gedéon, the Public Health Commissioner.