Africa CDC staff are obliged to abide by the organization’s code of conduct and adhere to the highest standards of work ethics. They are expected to demonstrate ethical behaviour all the time and remain accountable for their thoughts, words and actions. They are also expected to be reliable, prompt in action and follow through on all promises and commitments. Africa CDC staff have the duty to share knowledge and embrace teamwork as a way of strengthening public health in Africa. They are required to respect each other and everyone they interact with, including representatives of Member States and authorities within the African Union and Africa CDC. They must pay attention to due process, respect the human rights of others and not discriminate in any way.