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Africa CDC launches Southern Africa Regional Collaborating Centre

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, 31 MARCH 2021. The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) launched its Southern Africa Regional Collaborating Centre (Souther Africa-Regional Collaboration Centre) in Lusaka, Zambia. SA-RCC is hosted by Zambia and serves the 10 African Union Member States in the Southern Africa region: Republic of Angola, Republic of Botswana, Kingdom of …

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Africa’s Telecom and Technology Industry Leads the Charge against COVID-19 by Backing AU Covid-Tech & Vaccine Passport System

Africa’s Telecom and Technology Industry Leads the Charge against COVID-19 by Backing AU Covid-Tech & Vaccine Passport System – Africa CDC obtains highly positive feedback from a  consultative meeting with mobile and technology players on the Africa CDC Trusted Travel Policy. ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 26 March 2021 – More than a year into the global …

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Africa CDC and EDCTP partner to train highly skilled epidemiologists and biostatisticians in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 4 March 2021. A new training programme funded by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is set to support the training of 150 highly skilled epidemiologists and biostatisticians in sub-Saharan Africa over a period of three years. The …

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The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Supports the Government of Republic of Guinea in the Fight against the new Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in N’Zerekore Prefecture

Addis Ababa, 14 February 2021- The Government of Republic of Guinea declared a new case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak on 14 February 2021 in Gouecke sub-prefecture N’Zerekore Prefecture. This is following the detection of a suspected cases of Ebola who attended a burial ceremony of a nurse at Goueké health center. The nurse …

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African Union supports response to 12th Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 9 FEBRUARY 2021. The African Union Commission, through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), has started discussions with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on how to support response to the 12th Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu. This follows the declaration by …

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Africa CDC & Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation partner to strengthen sexual and reproductive health epidemiology in Africa

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF) has awarded a grant of US$11.5 million to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to strengthen sexual and reproductive health services in Africa. During public health emergencies, African countries often face the dilemma of responding to outbreaks to save lives while at the same time …

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The Rockefeller Foundation Announces Grant to Expand Access to COVID-19 Testing and Tracing in Africa

NAIROBI, KENYA, 28 JANUARY 2021—The Rockefeller Foundation has announced a new grant of US$12 million to the Africa Public Health Foundation to help expand the geographic coverage of testing and to strengthen contact tracing for COVID-19 in Africa through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). “Equitable access to testing and tracing …

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MTN partners with African Union on COVID-19 vaccinations in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 28 JANUARY 2021: In a unique public/private partnership, MTN, Africa’s leading mobile network, has announced a donation of US$25 million to support the African Union’s COVID-19 vaccination programme. The donation will help secure up to seven million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for health workers across the continent, which will contribute to the vaccination …

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Kenya adopts Trusted Travel digital tool for COVID-19 test result verification

On 9 January 2021, the Government of the Republic of Kenya announced the launch of its Trusted Travel platform, based on the Africa CDC Trusted Travel platform, becoming the first country to adopt the platform for managing travels during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The ministry has collaborated with the African Union and Africa CDC, with technical …

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AMSP opens COVID-19 vaccines pre-orders for 55 African Union Member States

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 19 JANUARY 2021. Following the announcement by the African Union Chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa, on 14 January 2021 that the African Union has secured a provisional 270 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for Africa through its COVID-19 African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT), the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), on behalf of the …

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