World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), 18-24 November 2021

Theme: “AMR Governance: Preventing AMR Is Our Shared Responsibility” The African Union Task Force on AMR,  African regional tripartite members (FAO, OIE, WHO) and UNEP, are organizing the 3rd continental joint WAAW Africa campaign under the theme for the regional WAAW 2021 is “AMR Governance- Preventing AMR Is Our Shared Responsibility” The theme for the […]

How can we Spread Awareness to Stop Antimicrobial Resistance in Africa?

Date: Sunday, 21 November 2021Time: 16:30 GMT | 17:30 WAT |18:30 CAT | 19:30 EATHashtag: #AfricaWAAWModerator: @hcsmAFRICA (Vanessa Carter) In celebration of the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, join us for a 60-minute Twitter chat to share your views about how we can “Spread Awareness to Stop Antimicrobial Resistance in Africa”. All one health stakeholders including healthcare professionals, civil […]

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 […]

COVID-19 CHECKLIST FOR PRIMARY CARE FACILITIES

Name of Health Facility: Contact person at health facility:                            Number of health care workers employed by facility: Role: (please select one) X- IPC Focal Person       X- Facility Manager    X- Other District:                  […]

Report: Expert and stakeholder virtual consultation meeting to develop the Africa CDC Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health Strategy

Executive summary On 27th and 28th April 2021, the division of Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with Public Health England, organized a virtual consultative meeting as part of the consultations with Member States and partners for the development of the Africa CDC five years strategic plan for the prevention and control of Non-communicable Diseases […]

African Union Framework for Antimicrobial Resistance Control 2020–2025

1-Executive summary Reports of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) microorganisms are increasing globally, threatening to render existing treatments ineffective against many infectious diseases. In Africa, AMR has already been documented to be a problem for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the pathogens that cause malaria, tuberculosis (TB), typhoid, cholera, meningitis, gonorrhoea and dysentery. Recognizing the urgent need for […]

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 […]

Personal Protective Equipment for Different Clinical Settings and Activities

Background: This document provides guidance to African Union Member States based on specific requests from Member States for a checklist/guidance for the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and caregivers. This guidance document has been tailored based on currently available evidence (1–6), with consideration to the African context, as such can be adapted […]

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