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Africa CDC Receives COVID-19 test kits donation from Government of Germany

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 29 JULY 2020. The German Epidemic Preparedness Team, on behalf of the Government of Germany, has donated SARS-CoV-2 extraction and test kits, capable of conducting 1.3 million tests, to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). A first batch of the test kits was handed over today to the …

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Republic of Korea gives 2 million Masks to the African Union for the COVID19 response

Addis Ababa 24 July 2020 – The African Union Commission today received medical supplies from the Republic of Korea that will boost the continental capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The consignment included 2 million masks were given by the Republic of Korea to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) …

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WHO, Africa CDC in joint push for COVID-19 traditional medicine research in Africa

Addis Ababa/Brazzaville, 22 July 2020 – In a joint effort to enhance research and development of traditional medicines for COVID-19 in Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) today launched an expert advisory committee/panel to provide independent scientific advice and support to countries on the …

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Government of Japan supports Africa’s Joint Continental Strategy for COVID-19 response

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 16 JULY 2020. The Permanent Mission of Japan to the African Union has announced a donation of US$ 1 million by the Government of Japan to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). The grant is for implementing the Africa Joint Continental Strategy for COVID-19. It will be used …

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African Union Commission launches Consortium for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

The African Union Commission has launched a new initiative, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) Consortium for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial (CONCVACT). CONCVACT is an outcome of the virtual conference on Africa’s Leadership Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Access held on 24-25 June 2020. The conference was hosted by Africa …

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Statement on the end of 10th Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 30 June 2020. On 25 June 2020, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an end to the 10th Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the Eastern Provinces (North and South Kivu and Ituri), 23 months after the outbreak began. A total of 3470 cases, 2287 deaths and 1170 recoveries were reported during …

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Déclaration sur la fin du 10ème foyer de la maladie du virus Ebola en République démocratique du Congo

ADDIS ABABA, ÉTHIOPIE, le 30 juin 2020. Le 25 juin 2020, la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) a déclaré la fin de la dixième épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) dans les Provinces de l’Est (Nord et Sud Kivu et Ituri), 23 mois après le début de l’épidémie. Au total, 3470 cas, 2287 …

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African Union rolls out Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 4 JUNE 2020. The Commissioner for Social Affairs, H.E. Mrs Amira Elfadil Mohammed, today rolled out the Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing (PACT) at the African Union Commission headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  In his message to participants in the rollout event, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki …

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