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The Government of Democratic Republic of Congo Reported an Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu province

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 9 October 2021: On 8 October 2021, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Public Health, Hygiene, and Prevention (MoH) reported a confirmed death of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Beni health zone, North Kivu province. This comes barely five months after the end of the most recent outbreak that …

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The Africa CDC joins the Global Citizen Live concert to push for vaccine equity.

Director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr John Nkengasong, and Head of the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team, Strive Masiyiwa to Address Vaccine Equity and Production Needs to Tackle COVID-19. Ms Bonang Matheba and Nomzamo Mbatha to are set to host th Global Citizen Live on the Great Lawn in Central …

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Africa CDC, IFRC, and USAU call for Equitable Vaccine Coverage in Africa

Addis Ababa, 23 September 2021— The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United States Mission to the African Union (USAU) called on partners and governments to do more to end vaccine inequity. This call was made today, during a …

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African Union and EDCTP sign Memorandum of Understanding to promote new paradigm in health

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, and THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS, September 14, 2021 – The African Union (AU) through the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), and the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at establishing a framework to serve as a firm basis …

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African Vaccine Acquisition Trust delivers 108,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, 6th September 2021:  African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) announces the arrival of 108,000 vaccine doses in Ethiopia as part of the first monthly shipment of Johnson & Johnson vaccines. AVAT is pleased to announce the shipment of 108,000 vaccine doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccines to Ethiopia on 6th September 2021. This …

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African Vaccine Acquisition Trust delivers 141,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Kenya

Nairobi, 3rd September 2021, 19:00 (local time):  African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) announces 141,600 vaccine doses arriving in Kenya as part of the first monthly shipment of Johnson & Johnson vaccines. AVAT is pleased to announce the shipment of 141,600 vaccine doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccines to Kenya on 3rd September 2021. This …

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African Vaccine Acquisition Trust delivers 12 000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the African Union

Vaccination will allow the AU Commission to return to work ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 3 SEPTEMBER  2021 – The African Union (AU), through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), has worked with the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to secure 12,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine for staff …

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France works with African partners to deliver 10 million vaccines to Africa

30 August 2021 – African Union Member States will receive an additional 10 million doses of Astra Zeneca and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines over the next three months through a new partnership between the French government and the African Union. The vaccines will be allocated and distributed by the initiative known as the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) and the COVAX global vaccine initiative. …

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Africa CDC and the IFRC ramp up COVID-19 response in Africa

Addis Ababa, 25 August 2021 – The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today launched a new collaboration to strengthen community resilience and response to public health emergencies at community level. The two institutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding …

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The Government of Republic of Côte d’Ivoire has declared a case of an Ebola Virus Disease in Abidjan

Addis Ababa, 14 August 2021- the Government of Republic of Côte d’Ivoire has declared the presence of a case of an Ebola virus disease (EVD) infection in the capital city of Abidjan. The case is 18-year-old Guinean girl who travelled from Labe in Guinea to Abidjan by road on 11August 2021 and hospitalized on the …

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