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Partnership for African Vaccine Manufacturing (PAVM) From Aspiration To Action

1- CONTEXT12-13 April 2021 African Vaccine Manufacturing SummitThe African Union Commission (AUC) and Africa Centres for Disease Control (Africa CDC) hosted a two-day high-level Summit under the theme “Expanding Africa’s Vaccine Manufacturing for Health Security: Building back better, bolder and bigger”. Amongst the continental leadership in attendance were:• H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson, African Union …

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Podcast: Building clinical trial capacity for COVID-19 and other vaccines in Africa

[Africa CDC Podcast series: Courtesy Prof. Rosanna Peeling, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Director of the International Diagnostic Centre – Prof Salim Abdool Karim, Director of CAPRISA and AFTCOR Steering Committee Member, provides some insights on ‘Building clinical trial capacity for COVID-19 and other vaccines in Africa’.]

Guidance on Diagnosis and Management of People with Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome

BACKGROUND This guidance covers diagnosis and care of patients with long-term effects of COVID-19. It makes recommendations for the care of adults and children who have new or ongoing symptoms 4 weeks or more after the start of acute COVID-19. It is meant for health and care practitioners. This interim document has been developed by …

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Report: Virtual Meeting on The African COVID-19 Vaccine Financing and Deployment Strategy

Key points • The COVID-19 pandemic has caused devastation on the African continent, with more than 3.4 million confirmed cases and nearly 87,000 COVID-19 deaths to date; it has also severely impacted the continental economy, education, health programmes and other elements critical to Africa’s Agenda 2063. • Since the beginning of the pandemic, the African …

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Call for Review of the African Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines for Common Bacterial Infections and Syndromes

Instructions for External Review: The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in collaboration with the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) are developing African Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines for Common Bacterial Infections and Syndromes (First Edition) for publication in 2021. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide healthcare workers across …

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Africa Regulatory Taskforce has Endorsed the Emergency Used Listing for Two Versions of the AstraZeneca-Oxford Vaccine

Africa Regulatory Taskforce has Endorsed the Emergency Used Listing for Two Versions of the AstraZeneca-Oxford Vaccine (AstraZeneca-SKBio in South Korea and Serum Institute of India) The Africa Regulatory Taskforce is a joint effort established by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) coordinated African Medicines Regulatory …

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Statement on the Efficacy of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) against the SARS-CoV-2 Variants

Context: Many countries in Africa are managing the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been over 3.6 million cases and over 96,000 deaths reported on the continent since the first official case was reported on the continent on 14 February 2020. The continent’s case fatality rate of 2.6 percent is above the global …

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