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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 …

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Outbreak Brief 122: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 13 May 2022, a total of 518,879,315 COVID-19 cases and 6,265,568 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Report of the High-Level Ministerial Meeting | Partnerships to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccination in Africa

Background At the February 2022 Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government (HoSG) Summit, the HoSG committed to exercise leadership to advance the vaccination agenda and urge the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to ensure greater coordination and collaboration to support Member States in achieving the goal of vaccinating at …

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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 …

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Outbreak Brief 118: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 14 April 2022, a total of 500,186,525 COVID-19 cases and 6,190,349 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Africa CDC – Mastercard Foundation: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Newsletter, March 2022

In June 2021, the Mastercard Foundation partnered with the Africa CDC to launch a $1.5 billion initiative called Saving Lives and Livelihoods. Together, we are purchasing vaccines for more than 65 million people, deploying vaccines to millions more across the continent, enabling vaccine manufacturing in Africa by developing the workforce, and strengthening the Africa CDC’s …

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