Africa CDC Weekly Event Based Surveillance Report, May 2024

Update to event: As of 6 p.m. East African Time (EAT) 5 April 2023, a total of 12,289,728 COVID-19 cases and 256,985 deaths (case fatality ratio[CFR]: 2.1%) were reported by the 55 African Union (AU) Member States (MS). This represents 2% of all cases and 4% of all deaths reported globally. Forty-two (76%) AU MS […]

Africa CDC Weekly Event Based Surveillance Report, April 2024

Update to event: As of 6 p.m. East African Time (EAT) 5 April 2023, a total of 12,289,728 COVID-19 cases and 256,985 deaths (case fatality ratio[CFR]: 2.1%) were reported by the 55 African Union (AU) Member States (MS). This represents 2% of all cases and 4% of all deaths reported globally. Forty-two (76%) AU MS […]

Africa CDC Weekly Event Based Surveillance Report, March 2024

Welcome to our Event-Based Surveillance Weekly Report, your trusted source for real-time updates on priority events of concern on the continent. The narrative brought to you focuses on three main areas: the epidemiological situation, event assessment (risk assessment and geoscope) and public health interventions by the affected Member State, partners, and Africa CDC. Every week […]

The role of Africa CDC during response to COVID-19 pandemic in Africa: Lessons learnt for future pandemics preparedness, prevention, and response

Africa has been highly affected by recurrent emerging and re-emerging public health threats such as Ebola, Marburg, Mpox, Measles, Dengue Fever, Cholera, COVID-19, and others. Learning from the COVID-19 pandemic response, Africa CDC, the only Pan-African Agency, highlights critical lessons learned during the response to the pandemic. In this article published in BMJ Global Health, […]

Africa CDC Weekly Event Based Surveillance Report, February 2024

Welcome to our Event-Based Surveillance Weekly Report, your trusted source for real-time updates on priority events of concern on the continent. The narrative brought to you focuses on three main areas: the epidemiological situation, event assessment (risk assessment and geoscope) and public health interventions by the affected Member State, partners, and Africa CDC. Every week […]

Africa CDC Weekly Event Based Surveillance Report, January 2024

Welcome to our Event-Based Surveillance Weekly Report, your trusted source for real-time updates on priority events of concern on the continent. The narrative brought to you focuses on three main areas: the epidemiological situation, event assessment (risk assessment and geoscope) and public health interventions by the affected Member State, partners, and Africa CDC. Every week […]

Rising cases of Pneumonia in Mainland-China

On November 13, 2023, China’s National Health Commission reported a significant increase in respiratory diseases throughout the country. These diseases, which primarily affect children, are caused by various factors, including influenza, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The increase in cases was attributed to two main reasons: […]

Africa CDC Weekly Event Based Surveillance Report, December 2023

Welcome to our Event-Based Surveillance Weekly Report, your trusted source for real-time updates on priority events of concern on the continent. The narrative brought to you focuses on three main areas: the epidemiological situation, event assessment (risk assessment and geoscope) and public health interventions by the affected Member State, partners, and Africa CDC. Every week […]

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