PAVM, CHAI & PATH JOINT SITE VISITS WITH AFRICAN VACCINE MANUFACTURERS: Fact finding to inform technical and commercial support needed as well as near-term production output forecast

Benslimane, Morocco 17/01/2023. The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has reinforced the importance of regional health security mechanisms to address global health issues in an agile and contextualized manner. In the past two and half years since the beginning of the pandemic, Africa has seen the prospects for the local production […]

African Union & European Union Reinforce Digital Health Cooperation

“The African Union and the European Union have been at the forefront of the operationalisation of digitalisation in health, as witnessed during the COVID-19 response. This included the establishment of the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) and the African Union Trusted Travel Platform (TTP), supported by the multistakeholder AU-Koldchain PanaBIOS framework. The European Commission and […]

African Leaders and Global Health Experts Convene in Rwanda
for the 2nd International Conference on Public Health in Africa, CPHIA 2022

Conference aims to significantly advance efforts to strengthen research, innovation and emergency management in Africa. 14 December 2022, Kigali, Rwanda – The 2nd International Conference on Public Health inAfrica (CPHIA 2022), which will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, at the Kigali Convention Centre kicksoff today with African Heads of State, ministers of health, and leading […]

The Republic of Korea to Donate First Batch of Mpox Vaccine to Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | 29th November 2022 – The government of the Republic of Korea, through Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), will donate the first batch of the Mpox vaccine to Africa through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). The donation was announced during a bilateral meeting between the […]

Africa CDC Hosts Eastern Africa Member States Workshop on Integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Preparedness and Response

Nairobi, Kenya | 18th November 2022: The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) together with the Ministry of Health of Kenya and partners, hosted the workshop on Integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Plans for East Africa Member States from 14 to 18 November […]

Africa CDC, in collaboration with ASLM, FIND, and CHAI, launched a Consultative Workshop on Revised COVID-19 Testing and Surveillance Strategy

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), in collaboration with the Africa Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), and Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), launched a Consultative Workshop on Revised COVID-19 Testing and Surveillance Strategy: Transitioning from Emergency Response to Integration into Routine Healthcare Services. The Consultative Workshop […]

Africa CDC Saving Lives and Livelihoods Initiative Expands Implementation in Southern Africa

Lusaka, Zambia, 11 November 2022 – The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and Mastercard Foundation today rolled out a large-scale, multi-country COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Southern Africa under the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative. The Saving Lives and Livelihood is a $1.5 billion partnership between the Mastercard Foundation and the Africa […]

African Health Ministers Take Steps to Curb the Spread of the Ebola Disease Outbreak

Addis Ababa/Brazzaville/Kampala, 12 October 2022 – Ministers of Health from 11 African countries today agreed on joint measures to stop the potential spread of the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Uganda across borders and beyond Africa.  A risk assessment conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) found the threat of the Sudan Ebola virus strain spreading […]