Africa CDC and Smart Smart Africa partner to advance Digital Health in Africa

New York, 19th September 2022 – The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and Smart Africa concluded an agreement to work together towards accelerating the use of digital technologies to improve healthcare and strengthen health systems across the African continent. The event took place on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations […]

Uganda Reported an Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia- 20 September 2022: today, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uganda declared an Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) outbreak in Mubende district in the central part of the country, following a confirmed case in Mubende Regional Referral Hospital. The case was a 24 years old male from Ngabano Village in Madudu Sub-County, who […]

Strengthening the Malaria Genomics Workforce in East Africa

17 September 2022, Addis Ababa, Uganda, USA: The Africa CDC – Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative (Africa PGI) in collaboration with Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) in Uganda, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) concluded a one-week hands-on training on Malaria Genomic Epidemiology and Data Analytics in Kampala, Uganda. A […]

Multi-country research on antimicrobial resistance in Africa reveals only five of 15 antibiotic-resistant pathogens designated by the WHO as priority pathogens are consistently tested

Study across 14 countries reveals lack of laboratory capacity and erratic use of available antibiotics, finds only 1.3% of medical laboratories conduct any bacteriology testing. September 15, 2022 (Addis Ababa) – New data released today on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) from 14 sub-Saharan countries finds that only five out of the 15 antibiotic-resistant pathogens designated by […]

A continent-wide collaboration on genomics surveillance show the power of African science and how the majority of COVID-19 variants were introduced into Africa

Addis Ababa, Durban, Brazzaville, and Stellenbosch, 15 September 2022. A major scientific report from Africa is featured in the journal Science today. This scientific report show how the rapid expansion of genomics surveillance in Africa allowed the continent to describe the introduction and spread of the SARS-CoV-2 variants in African countries in real-time during the […]

Africa CDC and Partners mobilize National EPI Managers and other Stakeholders to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination in Africa.

ADDIS ABABA ETHIOPIA, 05 September 2022 – The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO and other key stakeholders, through the Saving Lives and Livelihoods programme in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, is hosting a continental workshop for managers in the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI),to track progress towards […]

Africa CDC Saving Lives and Livelihoods Initiative Commences Implementation in Lesotho

August 10, 2022, Maseru, Lesotho: The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, has commenced the in-country implementation of the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative in Lesotho to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccination drive is coming at a time when the country only has 55% of […]

Africa CDC Saving Lives and Livelihoods Inititaive Commence Implementation Launch in Rwanda

August 8, 2022, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, has commenced the in-country implementation of the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative in the Republic of Rwanda to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination across the country. The vaccination drive is being launched at a time […]

Africa CDC Saving Lives and Livelihoods Initiative Commences Implementation in Namibia

August 3, 2022, Windhoek, Namibia: The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, has commenced the in-country implementation of the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative in Namibia to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccination drive is coming at a time when the country only has 26% of […]