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Joint press release between Africa CDC and who on the Ebola outbfreak in DRC
July 22, 2019

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.

July 19, 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 19 July 2019- The African Union (AU) is to deploy more members of the African Voluntary Health

June 24, 2019

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.

June 13, 2019

NOTE TO EDITORS
13 June 2019
Update On African Union Actions in Response to Recent Ebola Outbreaks

May 08, 2019

Social Affairs Commissioner Launches Africa CDC Initiative to Protect Africa against Dangerous Pathogens

November 06, 2019

The topic of discussion for this second event in the series is: “The Role of National Public Health Institutes in Health Security”.

October 17, 2019

Public Health Grand Rounds holding at the African Union Commission Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

June 24, 2019

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.

April 04, 2019 to April 05, 2019

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.

February 26, 2019 to February 27, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY

November 14, 2019 to November 15, 2019

The topic of discussion for this inaugural event is: “Empowering Global Health Security and Policy in Africa”.

Now is the time.
Disease threats can spread faster than ever before. Ebola has proven it is time to reinforce Africa’s public health system to combat future health threats. Health is vital to the development and growth of African nations. Africa is strongest when communities are prosperous, integrated, and secure, when people can feel safe to openly travel, and when Africans can lead healthier lives. Taking action now to build stronger public health systems will contribute to Africa’s prosperity.
An Africa CDC will help build a healthier, stronger Africa.
In January 2015, the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) endorsed the establishment of a public health institute dedicated to the African continent. The purpose of this new organization, known as the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), is to reduce sickness and death by improving prevention, detection, and response to public health threats. The AU Member States will be the direct beneficiaries of the Africa CDC. By supporting African countries in their efforts to monitor the public’s health, respond to emergencies, address complex health challenges, and build needed capacity, the Africa CDC will help close dangerous gaps in Africa’s public health systems. The Africa CDC Coordination Office is based at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. However, five Regional Collaborating Centres, one in each region of the continent, will help execute the day-to-day work of the organization and ensure that the continent is supported at the point of need.
Africa’s health is everyone’s responsibility.
When a house is on fire, the entire village must help rescue those at risk and extinguish the blaze. The Africa CDC will empower African countries to share knowledge, build capacity, and help one another, creating a safer, healthier Africa. Working together, Africans can safeguard their continent’s health.
The Africa CDC will fill a unique role.
Because the Africa CDC is an African-owned institution, it is uniquely positioned to help protect the health of the continent. The Africa CDC will benefit from and enhance existing partnerships, such as those with other nations, continental and international health agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. By working closely with the World Health Organization and Ministries of Health, the Africa CDC will help bolster local disease prevention and monitoring, improve laboratory diagnosis of pathogens, and strengthen emergency response to outbreaks.
The Africa CDC is moving forward.
January 2016 marks the official launch of the Africa CDC. Ten Epidemiology Fellows have been recruited to staff the Emergency Operations Centre at the newly established Africa CDC Surveillance and Response Unit. In the months ahead, the AU will appoint a Director, establish a Governing Board and an Advisory Council, and recruit additional staff. In addition, the Africa CDC will inaugurate the Regional Collaborating Centres in 2016. With progress well underway, the Africa CDC is helping build a stronger, healthier, Africa.