COMMUNIQUE: “Reimagining Health Workforce Development for Africa’s Health Security”

A high-level side event in the margins of the 77th UN General Assembly 19th September 2022 – We, African Union Heads of State and Government, and Heads of Delegations participating at the Special Side Event, “Reimagining Health Workforce Development for Africa’s Health Security” in the margins of the 77th Session of the United Nations General […]

Communique on the Operationalization of the Lusaka Call-To-Action to Strengthen Public Health Emergency Operations Centres in African Union Member States

We, the Ministers of Health of the African Union Member States in the Southern Region, gathered on 10 September 2022 in Livingstone, Zambia;NOTING WITH CONCERN the increasing number of public health events and recurrent epidemics including the COVID-19 pandemic on the continent; and the enormous socio-economic impact;AWARE of the high burden of epidemics and other […]

Communique: West African High Level Vaccines Manufacturers Meeting

Recognizing: the decision of the 57th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of States and Governments held on the 7th of September 2020 in Niamey, Niger to constitute Regional Taskforce to conduct a feasibility study on the production of vaccines.  Recognizing: the decision of the 58th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authorities of […]

Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing: Scaling up Rapid Antigen Self-testing

The African Union Joint Continental Strategy for COVID-19 endorsed by Africa Health Ministers and the Bureau of Heads of State and Governments of the African Union aims to implement well-coordinated actions and strong partnerships to strengthen the effectiveness of COVID-19 response across Africa. To continue to combat COVID-19 in 2022, the Africa CDC will focus […]

L’Afrique annonce le déploiement de 400 millions de doses de vaccins dans les États membres de l’Union africaine et des Caraïbes

ADDIS-ABEBA, le 5 août 2021 – Son Excellence le Président Cyril Ramaphosa, Président de la République d’Afrique du Sud et Chef de file de la lutte contre la COVID-19 menée par l’Union africaine (UA), est heureux d’annoncer le début des livraisons de vaccins acquis par l’Union africaine (UA), à travers le Fonds africain pour l’acquisition […]

African Union and Africa CDC launches Partnerships for African Vaccine Manufacturing (PAVM), framework to achieve it and signs 2 MoUs

African Union Heads of State and over 40,000 esteemed participants attended a virtual summit on Expanding Africa’s Vaccine Manufacturing for Health Security from 12-13 April 2021. PREAMBLE RECALLING that during 22 February 2020 emergency meeting of African Ministers of Health, Ministers endorsed the Africa Joint Continental Strategy for COVID-19 outbreak, including Africa CDC’s leadership role […]