Governance

Africa CDC is administered by a Governing Board, which provides overall strategic guidance to the secretariat in accordance with African Union policies and procedures. The Board ensures that Africa CDC strategic agenda of prompt and effective disease surveillance, detection and response are integrated into the overall African Union Commission development strategy. The Governing Board is supported by an Advisory and Technical Council, which advises on emerging issues and other matters related to disease control and prevention and provides advice on the strategic plans, advocacy, resource mobilization and activities of Africa CDC.

Day-to-day activities of Africa CDC are coordinated by the secretariat located within the African Union Commission headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the leadership of a Director and support of a multidisciplinary team of experts.

Functions of the Governing Board

  1. Provide strategic guidance to the Secretariat, in accordance with AU policies and procedures.
  2. Examine decisions and/or proposals submitted by the Secretariat and submit its recommendations to the Advisory and Technical Council.
  3. Propose amendments to this Statute based on recommendations by the Secretariat.
  4. Ensure that the Africa CDC strategic agenda of disease surveillance, detection and response are integrated into continental development strategy.
  1. Approve the designation and re-designation of the Regional Collaborating Centres based on the recommendation of the Regions and on the criteria stipulated in Article 24 of the Statute; and submit the same to the Advisory and Technical Council for noting.
  2. Assist the Secretariat in resource mobilization.
  3. Submit annual reports to the Advisory and Technical Council on the activities and achievements of the Africa CDC.
  4. Examine the Africa CDC action plan, budgets, activity and reports, and recommend the same for approval.

Advisory and Technical Council (The Council)

The Council shall serve as an advisory and Technical body to the Africa CDC.

The Advisory and Technical Council shall advise the Africa CDC on:

  1. Emerging issues and other related matters of disease control and prevention;
  2. The strategic plans and activities of the Africa CDC;
  3. Opinions on advocacy and resources mobilization;
  1. Different aspects of disease surveillance, detection and response on the African continent;
  2. Research and study areas and merits of the scientific work of the Africa CDC

Africa CDC Governing Board

Current Board Members (2019-2021)

Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr

Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr

Minister of Health and Welfare, Republic of Senegal

Githinji Gitahi

Group CEO, AMREF Health Africa, Representative of Civil Society Organizations

Mutahi Kagwe

Cabinet Secretary for Health of Kenya

Max Limoukou

Deputy Board Chair
Manaouda Malachie

Manaouda Malachie

Minister of Public Health, Republic of Cameroon

Moustafa Mijiyawa

Board Chair

Omer Mohamed Elnagieb

Minister of Health, Republic of Sudan
Stanley Okolo

Stanley Okolo

Director General, WAHO, Representative of Regional Health Organizations

Inaugural Board Members (2017-2019)

Amir Aman

Federal Minister of Health, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia & Chair of the Board

Simon Antara

Director AFENET, Representative of Regional Health Organizations

Chitalu Chilufya

Minister of Health, Republic of Zambia

Osagie Ehanire

Minister of Health, Nigeria & Co-chair of the Board
Eteni Longondo

Eteni Longondo

Minister of Public Health, Democratic Republic of Congo
Edouard Niankoye Lamah

Edouard Niankoye Lamah

Minister of State for Health, Republic of Guinea

Jane Ruth Aceng

Minister of Health, Republic of Uganda

Kalumbi Shangula

Minister of Health, Republic of Namibia
Pierre Somse

Pierre Somse

Minister of Health and Population, Central Africa Republic

Heba Wali

Chairman & CEO EGYVAC-VACSERA, Representative of the Private Sector
Hala Mustafa Zaid

Hala Mustafa Zaid

Minister of Health and Population, Arab Republic of Egypt

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