High-level Side Event at the AU Mid-Year Coordination Meeting

Invitation to representatives of the media

OVERVIEW: A High-level side event under the theme: “Strengthening Public Health Emergency Operations Centres in Africa: A Call to Action”. Happening on the side-lines of the 41st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union and the 4th Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the AU and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in Lusaka, Zambia.

Hosted by the Government of Zambia under the auspices of H.E. Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia, with technical support from the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).


  • H.E. Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia, and Champion for Cholera Control
  • H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission

MODERATOR: Dr. Ahmed Ogwell, Acting Director, Africa CDC

WHEN: Saturday, 16 July 2022

VENUE: Kenneth Kyanda Wing, Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Lusaka

TIME: 16:00hrs –18:00hrs Lusaka time

Live stream: https://livestream.com/africanunion/events/9033858 On Africa CDC social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube      

Media inquiries:

Dr Merawi Aragaw, Head of Emergency Response and Preparedness, Africa CDC | +251912611294 (MerawiA@africa-union.org)

Dr. Wessam Mankoula, Incident Manager and Emergency Operation Center Lead, Africa CDC | +251929080729 (WessamM@africa-union.org)

About the African Union

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16 July 2022

Contact Person

Dr Merawi Aragaw, +251912611294 (MerawiA@africa-union.org) and Dr. Wessam Mankoula, +251929080729 (WessamM@africa-union.org)


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