Millennium Development Goals
Many countries in Africa are confronting particular challenges in meeting the targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, and will require a broad range of strengthened efforts to meet those targets. Such efforts must include effective action to tackle the shortfalls in policy, predictable financing, data collection and implementation capacities. Children, gender, HIV/AIDS and the environment will be addressed as crosscutting priorities.
This Africa-EU Partnership will serve as a forum for intensified continent-to-continent policy dialogue, cooperation and joint action at all levels, with a view to achieving the MDGs in all African countries.
Combating HIV & AIDS in Malawi and Mozambique
The Prevention, Positive Living and Empowerment initiative, or APPLE as it is more commonly known, is a European Commission-backed project which aims to curb the spread of the HIV and AIDS in Malawi and Mozambique. Through this project, support networks have been set up to provide testing, counseling and care services. Local organisations have also been trained in reducing the stigma associated with HIV and in awareness-raising among young people.