As of 18 July 2019, the Ministry of Public Health of the DRC reported 2,532 cases (2,438 confirmed and 94 probable) with 1,705 deaths and 718 cured.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 19 July 2019- The African Union (AU) is to deploy more members of the African Voluntary Health
A nine-day training of trainers workshop on the management and operations of a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday 24 June 2019. Thirty-one trainees from 21 African Union Member States and Saudi Arabia are participating in the workshop, which is facilitated jointly by the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO), WHO Headquarters, WHO Regional Office for Africa, WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, US CDC and Africa CDC.
NOTE TO EDITORS
13 June 2019
Update On African Union Actions in Response to Recent Ebola Outbreaks
Social Affairs Commissioner Launches Africa CDC Initiative to Protect Africa against Dangerous Pathogens
Health is at the Heart of Africa’s Developmental Agenda
The topic of discussion for this second event in the series is: “The Role of National Public Health Institutes in Health Security”.
Public Health Grand Rounds holding at the African Union Commission Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Public health emergencies continue to be a major concern in Africa, thus threatening national, regional and global health security. A Public Health Emergency Operation Centre (PHEOC) serves as a hub for coordinating preparedness and response to public health emergencies. It allows a well-coordinated response to public health emergencies by teams of multi-disciplinary and multi-sectorial experts using the Incident Management System (IMS). Only 14 AU Member States currently have a PHEOC and there is a need for capacity building to support the establishment and maintenance of functional PHEOCs by all Member States.
Mapping Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use Partnership (MAAP) is a consortium the that brings together a unique combination of technical expertise, strategic coordination and political leadership to increase availability of analyzable antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) data from different parts of Africa.
The topic of discussion for this inaugural event is: “Empowering Global Health Security and Policy in Africa”.