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AUCOVID19ResponseFund

About the Fund

The African Union COVID-19 Response Fund aims to raise resources to strengthen the continental response to COVID-19 by e.g. supporting pool procurement of diagnostics and other medical commodities by Africa CDC for distribution to the Member States, and mitigating the pandemic’s socio economic and humanitarian impact on African populations. All entities and individuals can contribute to the fund provided that the objectives and purpose of these are not inconsistent with the purpose and objectives of the Union.

Who We Are

How will funds be used?

1. The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse the socio-economic advancements made by Africa in the last 30 years as the pandemic proves to be more severe on the socio-economic well-being of populations in Africa. Therefore, money raised through the Fund will be used to implement measures to mitigate the socio-economic and humanitarian impact of COVID-19 in Africa.

2. Boost the capacity of the Africa CDC to support response to public health emergencies across the continent. Africa CDC was created to support efforts by Member States to prepare for and respond to public health threats across the continent. Part of this fund will be used to boost the capacity of Africa CDC to fully play its role as a continental public health institution as stated in its statute.

3. Support the procurement and distribution of essential COVID-19 medical equipment and supplies and mobilize rapid response by Member States. This Fund will support pool procurement of diagnostics and other medical commodities by Africa CDC for distribution to the 55 Member States, and to support the deployment of one million community workers and community healthcare workers to support contact tracing.

 

Partners

Activities

September 23, 2020

The Director of the African Union's Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AfricaCDC, Dr John Nkengasong,

September 21, 2020

His Majesty King Letsie III Head of State of the Kingdom of Lesotho, African Union Nutrition Champion and also a cham

September 02, 2020

A three-day training of trainers on infection prevention and control (IPC) for COVID-19 was concluded in Kinshasa, De

Africa CDC launches web-based tool to better manage public health emergency workforce deployments
September 01, 2020

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), today launched a new web-based tool, AVoHC Net, to facilitate rapid deployment and better administration of a standby workforce for public health emergencies across Africa.

September 01, 2020

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) today received additional 500,000 COVID-19 test ki

August 22, 2020

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AfricaCDC has urged the continent to avoid coronavirus "preven

25th Weekly Press Briefing on the Coronavirus disease outbreak
September 24, 2020

Africa CDC weekly engagement with members of the media to share critical updates on the coordinated efforts by African Union Member States to implement the joint continental strategy in response to COVID-19

25th Weekly Press Briefing on the Coronavirus disease outbreak
September 17, 2020

Africa CDC weekly engagement with members of the media to share critical updates on the coordinated efforts by African Union Member States to implement the joint continental strategy in response to COVID-19

25th Weekly Press Briefing on the Coronavirus disease outbreak
September 10, 2020

Africa CDC weekly engagement with members of the media to share critical updates on the coordinated efforts by African Union Member States to implement the joint continental strategy in response to COVID-19

25th Weekly Press Briefing on the Coronavirus disease outbreak
September 03, 2020

Africa CDC weekly engagement with members of the media to share critical updates on the coordinated efforts by African Union Member States to implement the joint continental strategy in response to COVID-19

25th Weekly Press Briefing on the Coronavirus disease outbreak
August 27, 2020

Africa CDC weekly engagement with members of the media to share critical updates on the coordinated efforts by African Union Member States to implement the joint continental strategy in response to COVID-19

24th Weekly Press Briefing on the Coronavirus disease outbreak
August 20, 2020

Africa CDC weekly engagement with the media to share critical updates on the coordinated response by African Union Member States to the COVID-19 pandemic

Topic Resources

August 12, 2020

Since the last brief (14 July 2020), 1,577,909 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 37,039 new deaths have been re

July 28, 2020

In addition to our Weekly Outbreak Brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help African Union Member

August 12, 2020

Since the last brief (14 July 2020), 1,577,909 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 37,039 new deaths have been re

July 28, 2020

In addition to our Weekly Outbreak Brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help African Union Member