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Health, Humanitarian Affairs & Social Development (HHS)


S.E. Amira El Fadil

H.E. Amira El Fadil, born on 15 January 1967, a Sudanese woman was elected Commissioner for Social Affairs of the African Union Commission. She was Minister of Social Welfare and Social Insurance for the Government of Sudan.


The Department of Social Affairs (DSA) works to promote the AU’s health, labour, employment, migration, social development, drug control, crime prevention, sport and cultural agenda.

The Division plays a leading role in policy development, advocacy, coordination, monitoring and evaluation on AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and other infectious diseases.

The Division responds to vital generic health issues related to health policy and delivery systems, nutrition and other related public health issues and challenges that require a concerted and coordinated approach at a continental level.

The division of labour and employment focuses on the rights, labour standards, integrated employment policies and social security systems.

The Division works with Member States and development partners to create and strengthen social protection systems that aims at reducing social and economic risk and vulnerability.


August 02, 2021

The African Union condemns in the strongest terms possible, Denmark’s Aliens Act, which was passed recently and which

July 07, 2021

The 7th Meeting of the Technical and Advisory Committee of the Great Museum of Africa (GMA) was held virtually on the 06 July 2021.

July 05, 2021

The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights represents an exercise of African agency in defining the essence and meaning of the rights that give full expression to Africa’s long struggle and aspirations for dignity, freedom, equality and justice.

July 01, 2021

In June 2020, the African Union and UNICEF launched the No Name Campaign, an initiative aimed at promoting the right for every child in Africa to a legal identity, and therefore to justice.

June 24, 2021

Within the framework of the AU-EU Continent-to-Continent Migration and Mobility Dialogue, the African Union Commissio

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October 15, 2020

The Africa Migration Report takes a distinctly regional approach to inform knowledge on migration in Africa.

September 08, 2020

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