African Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Other Infectious Diseases
Abuja, Nigeria, April 26-27, 2001

April 26-27, 2001, African leaders hold a summit in Abuja, Nigeria, in hopes of develping a coordinated plan for attacking HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. The summit is sponsored by the Organization of African Unity. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called for the creation of a global fund to raise US $7-10 billion annually, which would be spent on both prevention and treatment, "including the production and importation of 'generic' drugs under licence, within the terms of international trade agreements."

Organization of African Unity page on the Conference.


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