Joint Press Release on Strengthening Surveillance in Africa

Addis Ababa, 19-21 March 2024 – A coalition of partners on Health Security Partnership (HSPA), working with the Africa CDC to Strengthen Disease Surveillance and Epidemic Intelligence in Africa called for political support from Member States for their commitment convened to prioritise sustainable investment in surveillance, epidemic intelligence and biosecurity for functional health security governance. […]

High-level event kicks off expansion of strategic EU-AU partnership, pledging joint commitments to strengthen Global Health and African Health Sovereignty

Brussels, March 19, 2024 – The African Union Commission (AUC) and the European Union hosted a High-level Conference marking the expansion of the strategic EU-AU health partnership. The AU delegation was led by the AUC, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD). The EU delegation […]

Africa CDC and UNICEF Expand Partnership to Strengthen Health Systems and Immunization of Children in Africa

Addis Ababa | NewYork, 29 February 2024 – Today, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and UNICEF announced an extended partnership dedicated to strengthening primary healthcare, supply chain management, pooled procurement and local manufacturing, and emergency response. The collaboration builds on the 2022-2024 Partnership Framework Agreement between Africa CDC and UNICEF, […]

Africa CDC Deploys 500 Community-Based Volunteers to Support Cholera Response in Zambia

Lusaka, 11 February 2024 – Africa CDC, in partnership with the Ministry of Health Zambia, announces the deployment of 500 community-based volunteers (CBVs) across Matero and Kanyama sub-districts in Lusaka, Zambia. This strategic support to the Republic of Zambia aims to bridge gaps in the cholera response efforts and healthcare services, particularly in the cholera […]

Strengthening Partnerships to Combat Disease Outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Kinshasa, 10 February 2024 – The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) conducted a high-level mission from 9 to 10 February 2024 in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mission aimed to support government health initiatives through enhanced partnerships and collaboration in addressing emerging and endemic diseases. Recognizing the vital role […]

Youth Leaders Review the Africa CDC Youth Engagement Strategy

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 08 February 2024 – As part of the ongoing consultative and inclusive development process for its Youth Engagement Strategy (YES!), the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) convened an expert review workshop focused on garnering feedback and refining the draft strategy to ensure its alignment with young people’s […]

Enhancing Vaccine Storage Efficiencies in Africa

8 February 2024, The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation under the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative, has provided state-of-the-art cold chain equipment to five (5) African Union Member States.  These Member States are Botswana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia, are part of the initial […]