Building Sustainable Vaccine Manufacturing in Africa: Africa CDC at the World Vaccine Congress, USA

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) participated in the World Vaccine Congress in USA, demonstrating its leadership role in Africa’s vaccine manufacturing ecosystem. Africa CDC’s engagement included a strategic roundtable, four (4) insightful speaking sessions, and a lively exhibition booth. This robust participation stimulated critical discussions around vaccine manufacturing, equity, localization, […]

Opinion: Africa needs a win from the pandemic agreement negotiations

While a global pandemic agreement is essential, it shouldn’t worsen the weaknesses and inequalities already present in health care systems around the world, especially in Africa. A health worker prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at a makeshift tent in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, in December 2021.A proposed pandemic agreement is much needed, but its form, content, and […]

Revital Healthcare, Driving African Local Manufacturing of Medical Devices

Imagine a future where every child in Africa can get their vaccines on time and how disease outbreaks could be swiftly managed by locally produced vaccines and medicines. This future is not a distant dream but a tangible reality shaped by the Africa CDC to guarantee health security across the continent. Africa faces a significant […]

Strengthening Infection Prevention and Control: Africa CDC’s Legal Framework

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has developed and endorsed a comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Legal Framework, marking a significant milestone in the region’s commitment to protecting public health and strengthening healthcare systems. This legal framework provides essential guidelines and regulations for preventing and controlling infectious diseases, promoting a […]

Preparing Communities for the Next Pandemic Through Risk Communication

Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) is widely recognized as a critical component of public health emergency preparedness and response. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Africa CDC, along with its Member States and key partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO), established the Public Health Risk Communication and Community Engagement Community of […]

Highlights from the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative

The Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative is a USD 1.5 million partnership between the Mastercard Foundation and the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) that aims to ensure vaccine equity for Africa by purchasing vaccines for more than 65 million people, supporting in the delivery of vaccinations to millions more, and integrating […]

A new deal for African health security

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has a vision: to become world-class and self-sustaining and position itself in line with universal health coverage, Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union’s Agenda 2063. To do so, it is proposing a New Deal  Infectious diseases continue to be the major causes of mortality and morbidity in […]

Strengthening South Sudan’s Healthcare: Urgent Need for an Effective AMR National Action Plan

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a growing global crisis that threatens progress in healthcare, agriculture, and sustainable development. In Africa, AMR-related infections impact varies, causing thousands of annual deaths and threatening public health. However, it is estimated that thousands of people die annually in Africa due to AMR-related infections, with 27.3 deaths per 100,000 attributed to […]