Dengue Fever Technical Factsheet

KEY FACTS Dengue fever is an acute febrile disease caused by any of the four existing dengue virus serotypes (DENV1,2,3,4). ● Dengue is found worldwide in tropical and sub-tropical regions, mostly in urban and semi-urban areas. It is endemic in about 100 countries, including in tropical areas of Africa. ● Dengue virus is primarily transmitted […]

Africa CDC Weekly Event Based Surveillance Report, August 2023

Update to Event: Since the beginning of this year, 176,341 cases (84,140 confirmed; 92,201 suspected) and 2,764 deaths [Case Fatality Ratio (CFR): 1.6%] of cholera were reported from 17 AU MS: Burundi (603 cases; 9 deaths), Cameroon (19,885; 480), Congo (93; 9), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (31,342; 230), Eswatini (2; 0), Ethiopia (17,007; 209), […]

Africa CDC Weekly Event Based Surveillance Report, July 2023

Update to event: Since the beginning of this year, 163,970 cases (81,637 confirmed; 82,333 suspected) and 2,583 deaths (case fatalityratio [CFR]: 1.6%) of cholera were reported from 16 African Union (AU) Member States (MS): Burundi (536 cases; 9deaths), Cameroon (19,489; 463), Democratic Republic of Congo (23,513; 138), Eswatini (2; 0), Ethiopia (14,835;172), Kenya (8,566; 140), […]

Continental Framework on Strengthening Mortality Surveillance Systems in Africa

PREFACE The importance of robust mortality surveillance systems cannot be overstated in an era marked by increasing global health challenges where health threats loom large and population dynamics continue to evolve. Accurate and timely mortality data is essential for identifying trends and detecting emerging health threats, evaluating the impact of interventions, and guiding evidence-based policy […]

Mapping Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use Partnership (MAAP) Country Reports

The Mapping Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use Partnership (MAAP) project has conducted a multi-year, multi-country study that provides stark insights on the under-reported depth of the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) crisis across Africa and lays out urgent policy recommendations to address the emergency. MAAP reviewed 819,584 AMR records from 2016-2019, from 205 laboratories across Burkina Faso, […]

Africa CDC Weekly Event Based Surveillance Report, June 2023

Description: On 21 May 2023, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Cote d’Ivoire reported an outbreak of yellow fever The country has reported oneconfirmed case with no death in Abijan. The case is a 35-year-old male from Cocody-Bengerville sub-prefectures in Abidjan regionwho presented with fever, jaundice, and fatigue symptoms. A confirmatory test was conducted at […]

Bulletin épidémiologique mensuel des maladies à potentiel épidémique et autres urgences de santé publique, Mai 2023

Crises humanitaires dans la région Afrique centrale et la CEEAC • Impact de la crise soudanaise en République centrafricaine et au Tchad Après le déclenchement de la guerre au Soudan, un afflux de réfugiés soudanais et d’autres nationalités a été enregistré dans l’extrême-nord de la République centrafricaine (RCA), province de Vakaga ainsi que dans plusieurs […]

Africa CDC – Mastercard Foundation: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Newsletter, May 2023

COVID-19 in Africa: Where are we today? Currently, 14 African nations have vaccinated 70 percent of their eligible population with the COVID 19 vaccine, according to the WHO Tanzania and São Tomé and Príncipe have fully vaccinated their populations, while Botswana has immunised 94 percent of theirs Mauritius, Seychelles, and Somalia have vaccinated over 90 […]