Clean Hands, Healthy Lives: Increasing Investments in Hand Hygiene in Africa

A Call to Action By Dr. Jean Kaseya, Director General, Africa CDC Hand hygiene practices are critical in reducing the transmission of infections, particularly during disease outbreaks such as Ebola, SARS, Influenza, and currently, COVID-19. Improving hand hygiene can also reduce the occurrence of diseases like diarrhoea and respiratory infections, which are major causes of […]

Call To Action: Africa’s New Public Health Order

We African Union Heads of State and Government, and Heads of Delegations participating at the Special Side Event, “Africa’s New Public Health Order: Rejuvenating the Global Health Security Agenda” in the sidelines of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. MINDFUL that Africa, a continent of more than 1.2 billion people, continues to […]

Call to Action: Addressing humanitarian health challenges in Africa in a rapidly changing world

On 25th May 2022, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the Government of the Republic of South Sudan, the Government of the Equatorial Guinea, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United […]

Call to Action: Strengthening Public Health Emergency Operations Centres in Africa

On the sidelines of 41st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union and the 4th Mid-Year Coordination Meeting (MYCM) of the AU and the Regional EconomicCommunities (RECS), in Lusaka, Zambia, 16th July 2022.We, the Heads of State and Government and leaders of delegations:RECALLING the Heads of State and Government’s Declaration on 4th […]