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SOCIAL POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR AFRICA

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Conference of Ministers in Charge of Social Delopment

Abstract

The vision and mission of the African Union Commission (AUC) is to build an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, using the best of the continent’s human and material resources. To this end, the AUC programme on social development is based on a human-centred approach that seeks to promote human rights and dignity. However, this aspiration is likely to be hampered unless the dire social developmental crisis facing the continent—reflected in, among others, a high burden of disease, lack of basic infrastructure and social services, inadequate health care and services; poor access to basic education and training; high illiteracy rates; gender inequality; youth marginalisation; and political instability in a number of countries—is sufficiently addressed.

Document details

ID:UH2030-41
Year:2008
Volume:
Issue:27 - 31 OCTOBER 2008
ISBN:
Document Type:Policy Documents
Health Topic:Health Services & Policy
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