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Press Conference on the launch of the Africa CDC Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Program

Press Conference on the launch of the Africa CDC Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Program

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May 25, 2020
WHAT: Launch of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme.
SPEAKERS: H.E Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson/AUC, H.E. Amira El Fadil, Commissioner for Social Affairs/AUC and Dr. John Nkengasong, Director, Africa CDC 
WHEN: Monday, 25 May 2020
TIME: 5.00–6.00 pm East Africa Time
WHERE:
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Programme 
 
Master of Ceremony: Mme Wynne Musabayana
  1.   Opening Remarks - H.E. Amira  Elfadil Mohamed Elfadil, Commissioner of Social Affairs -  5 Mins
  2.   Statement by the Kofi Annan Family -  5 Mins
  3.   Statement by the Kofi Annan Foundation -  5 Mins
  4.   Launch of the Africa CDC Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme -  H.E Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission -  10 mins
  5.   Interaction with the Media -  20 mins
  6.   Closing : 5:45 pm

Background Information

The Governing Board of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in March 2018, approved the establishment of the Kofi Annan Public Health Leadership Programme at Africa CDC to honor his leadership and contribution in establishing the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria.

In adherence to this mandate, the leadership of the African Union Commission and the Africa CDC will launch this initiative on Monday, 25 May 2020 in commemoration of this year’s Africa Day celebration.

The Deputy Chairperson of the Commission will perform the launching ceremony and address the media highlighting the vision of the program and its anticipated impact on Africa’s health security.

Championing a new public health order is necessary to truly safeguard all Africans from myriad threats to health and economic security in Africa. 
 
However, many African public health institutions lack leaders with a depth of programmatic experience and skills to effectively transform their institutions into efficiently managed, world class technical entities.
 
Advocating for experienced, well trained and informed leaders are an essential component for the establishment of this new order.
 
During the briefing, the Director of Africa CDC will also provide critical information on key milestones of the Africa CDC GHLM Program and outline how public health systems in Africa stand to benefit from this initiative.
 
Here are basic things to note about tomorrows briefing.
  • Journalists will be allowed to ask questions directly online. If you have a question send your name and the name of your media house to WhatsApp # (+251 945 502 310), and they will be taken by the moderator.
  • Journalists who cannot ask questions directly online should send their questions to the same number or in the Bluejeans chat section.

Journalists are invited to connect and attend the press conference on Monday, 25 May 2020, at 5.00 p.m. East Africa Time. 


Media inquiries: 
 
Mr Molalet Tsedeke, Tel: 0911-630631; Email: molalett@africa-union.org; Directorate of Information and Communication; AU Commission
 
About the African Union 
The African Union spearheads Africa’s development and integration in close collaboration with African Union Member States, the Regional Economic Communities and African citizens. AU Vision: to accelerate progress towards an integrated, prosperous and inclusive Africa, at peace with itself, playing a dynamic role in the continental and global arena, effectively driven by an accountable, efficient and responsive Commission. 
 
Learn more at: http://www.au.int/en
 
About Africa CDC 
Africa CDC is a specialized technical institution of the African Union which supports Member States in their efforts to strengthen health systems and improve surveillance, emergency response, prevention and control of diseases.
 
 
For further information:
 
Directorate of Information and Communication | African Union Commission I E-mail: DIC@africa-union.org I Website: www.au.int I Addis Ababa | Ethiopia
 

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Launch of the Africa CDC Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Program
May 25, 2020
Launch of the Africa CDC Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Program
May 25, 2020

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