Communiqué of the Video-Teleconference (vtc) Meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government extended to African Vaccine Manufacturing countries held on 10 may 2022

His Excellency President Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, and Chairperson of the African Union (AU) convened a video-teleconference Meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government extended to the African Vaccine Manufacturing Countries on 10 May 2022. Members of the Bureau of the Assembly […]

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (11 May 2022)

This biweekly brief details the latest developments in scientific knowledge and public health policy from around the world as well as updates to the COVID-19-related guidance from Africa CDC, WHO and other public health agencies. This brief complements the Weekly Outbreak Brief and other documents on COVID-19 and the actions that the African Union/Africa CDC […]

Outbreak Brief 121: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 9 May 2022, a total of 514,967,390 COVID-19 cases and 6,253,410 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1.2%) have been reported globally by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (percentage of global cases) from the WHO regions (excluding Africa) are as follows: Eastern […]

Epidemiological and Economic Impact of COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Scenarios in Africa

KEY MESSAGES 1. A retrospective analysis of data from 27 countries in Africa yields evidence that, compared to a no vaccination scenario, rolling out of vaccines will likely be cost-effective, averting many cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID-19. 2. COVID-19 vaccination programmes with earlier start dates and faster rollout rates tend to yield greater […]

Outbreak Brief 119: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 25 April 2022, a total of 507,275,762 COVID-19 cases and 6,219,701 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1.2%) have been reported globally by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (percentage of global cases) from the WHO regions (excluding Africa) are as follows: Eastern […]

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (13 April 2022)

This biweekly brief details the latest developments in scientific knowledge and public health policy from around the world as well as updates to the COVID-19-related guidance from Africa CDC, WHO and other public health agencies. This brief complements the Weekly Outbreak Brief and other documents on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that the […]

Policy Brief for the Legal Framework on Infection Prevention and Control

1. INTRODUCTION The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Legal Framework comes before the Specialized Technical Committee on Health and Drug Control for adoption and endorsement. The IPC Legal Framework is designed to guide Member States in the review and strengthening of laws and policies that support IPC at both the national level and in healthcare […]

Outbreak Brief 117: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 11 April 2022, a total of 496,874,896 COVID-19 cases and 6,178,438 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1.2%) have been reported globally by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (percentage of global cases) from the WHO regions (excluding Africa) are as follows: Eastern […]

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (30 March 2022)

This biweekly brief details the latest developments in scientific knowledge and public health policy from around the world as well as updates to the COVID-19-related guidance from Africa CDC, WHO and other public health agencies. It complements the Weekly Outbreak Brief and other documents on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that the African […]