PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: A New Public Health Order in the 21st Century

Omicron and other COVID-19 variants of concern – where are we now? All viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 mutate over time naturally. Many of these changes do not have much impact on the virus’ properties. However, with time and due to various contributing factors, some changes may result in altered characteristics of the virus including its ability […]

Partnership for African Vaccine Manufacturing (PAVM) From Aspiration To Action

1- CONTEXT12-13 April 2021 African Vaccine Manufacturing SummitThe African Union Commission (AUC) and Africa Centres for Disease Control (Africa CDC) hosted a two-day high-level Summit under the theme “Expanding Africa’s Vaccine Manufacturing for Health Security: Building back better, bolder and bigger”. Amongst the continental leadership in attendance were:• H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson, African Union […]

Economic and Programmatic Implications for the Covid-19 Vaccine Roll Out in Africa

ABOUT THE EVENT: Curbing the pandemic while protecting access to essential health services requires an ample supply of vaccine, a functioning, well-funded delivery system, and careful planning. With strained budgets and supply shortages, policymakers face new challenges to set priorities and allocate limited resources effectively amid the COVID-19 crisis. The Africa Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC) have been […]

Official Launch of the Eastern Africa Regional Collaborating Centre

Africa CDC in collaboration with the Government of Kenya (host country) will organize the high-level launch of the Eastern Africa Regional Collaborating Centre @Eastern_RCC.📅 1st October 2021⏰ 9:00AM – 1:00PM (EAT) The main theme of the event is “Ensuring effective preparedness and response to current public health threats in the context of COVID 19 and […]

1st International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA2021)

The 1st International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA), which was postponed earlier this year due to COVID-19, will now take place virtually from 14-16 December 2021. The conference offers a unique platform for African researchers, policymakers and stakeholders to share scientific findings and public health perspectives and collaborate on research, innovation and public […]