5th Southern Africa Regional Technical Advisory Committee (ReTAC) Meeting for Enhanced Coordination and Partnership

Maputo, 13 September 2023 – Africa CDC Southern Regional Coordinating Centre (SA-RCC) hosted by the Government of the Republic of Mozambique successfully held the 5th Regional Technical Advisory Committee (ReTAC) meeting from the 12th to 13th September 2023 in Maputo, Mozambique. ReTAC serves as a crucial platform in providing technical support and guidance to the Southern Africa […]

First Bioinformatics Training Workshop kicks off at the Africa CDC State-of-the-art Laboratory and Training Centre

04 September 2023, Addis Ababa: Today, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) launched its first training workshop on Bioinformatics at its state-of-the-art laboratory and training facility in Addis Ababa, to provide intensive bioinformatics training on how to manage, process and analyse pathogen genomic data, a valuable skillset given the expansion of […]

Africa CDC Launches Call for Applications for African Epidemic Service – Epidemiology Track Fellowship Programme

Addis Ababa, 7th September 2023 – Today, on the occasion of World Field Epidemiology Day the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is honored to announce the official launch of applications for the prestigious African Epidemic Service – Epidemiology Track -Fellowship Programme. This two (2)-year, competency-based training initiative is hosted and directed […]

Renforcement des systèmes de surveillance de la mortalité : Africa CDC organise une réunion technique conjointe pour l’Afrique centrale et de l’ouest

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 31 August 2023 – Le Centre africain pour le contrôle et la prévention des maladies (CDC Afrique) a organisé du 28 au 31 août 2023 à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, la réunion technique régionale des pays de l’Afrique centrale et de l’ouest sur la surveillance de la mortalité. Soixante participants des États […]

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and Africa Public Health Foundation (APHF) reinforces resource mobilisation efforts.

28 August 2023, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the Africa Public Health Foundation (APHF) have renewed their commitment to support and strengthen health and economic security in Africa, to advance sustainable financing for public health initiatives across the continent. The APHF met with the Africa CDC […]

Africa CDC and AUDA-NEPAD Established Diagnostic Advisory Committee (DAC) to Harmonize regulatory processes for Invitro Diagnostics (IVDs) and to accelerate access to diagnostics for the health security of the continent

Dakar, Senegal,17/08/2023 To accelerate access to diagnostics in the continent, Africa CDC in partnership with key partners have launched the Africa Collaborative Initiative to Advance Diagnostics (AFCAD). The AFCAD will address four key objectives: Promote local manufacturing of diagnostics, map, identify and build capacity of diagnostic centres of excellence (the Africa Biobanking Network), facilitate harmonization […]

Africa CDC Donates Equipment to SAHPRA to Support Regulatory Functions in Vaccine Manufacturing

Pretoria, South Africa, 10 August 2023 – The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has today officially handed over equipment worth USD 750,000 to South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) to support its regulatory functions relating specifically to vaccine manufacturing. In April 2021, the African Union Heads of States established the […]

Advancing Antimicrobial Stewardship and AMR Surveillance in Eastern and Southern Africa

07 August 2023, Nairobi: Over 70 Experts from 15 African Union Member States in East and Southern Africa under the One-Health Approach convened in Nairobi, Kenya to review the Antimicrobial (AMR) stewardship guidelines and forge a way towards the implementation of the AMR surveillance systems.  This initiative is a response to the rising concern on […]