An Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa.

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Health, Humanitarian Affairs & Social Development (HHS)

Commissioner

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.

Structure

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.

Activities

September 24, 2021

The African Union (AU) through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is set to launch th

September 24, 2021

The African Union Special Envoy for the African Medicines Agency (AMA), Honourable Michel Sidibé, has embarked on hig

September 24, 2021

 The African Union (AU) through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) continues to lead

September 24, 2021

The African Union (AU) through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) together with the A

September 17, 2021

The African Union Economic Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) has urged the African populace to get vaccinated if herd immunity is to be achieved. Currently, only three percent of Africa’s population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19!

September 11, 2021

The African Union (AU) in collaboration with the Republic of Senegal, with support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the International Labour Organization (ILO), today launched the 6th  Pan African Forum on Migration (PAFOM6) in Dakar

October 21, 2021

Invitation to Representatives of the Media

October 15, 2021

Press Briefing of the Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development

October 06, 2021 to October 08, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY

October 04, 2021 to October 06, 2021

The 2nd edition of the Biennale of Luanda - "Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace"

October 26, 2021

Special Press Briefing to provide update on Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) vaccine deliveries

November 01, 2021 to November 05, 2021

Media Advisory

November 08, 2021 to November 12, 2021

INVITATION TO THE MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES

November 08, 2021 to November 09, 2021

INVITATION TO THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

Department Resources

October 15, 2020

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

September 08, 2020

Department of Social Affairs Newsletter

September 19, 2020

The African Union Commission (AUC) envisions “an integrated continent that is politically united based on the ideals of Pan Africanism an

June 24, 2020

Highlights of the cooperation with the GIZ-project “Support to the African Union on Migration and Displacement”

June 24, 2020

Violent extremism is a global issue.

October 20, 2021

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (12  October 2021), 813,859 new confirmed

 


 

 

October 12, 2021

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (5 October 2021), 2,627,270 new confirmed