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Conference of Ministers in Charge of Social Delopment
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.
|Issue:||27 - 31 OCTOBER 2008|
|Document Type:||Policy Documents|
|Health Topic:||Health Services & Policy|
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