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Weekly Press Briefing on Coronavirus Disease Outbreak in Africa

Weekly Press Briefing on Coronavirus Disease Outbreak in Africa

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October 28, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY

Weekly Press Briefing on Coronavirus Disease Outbreak in Africa

INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

OVERVIEW: This briefing is a weekly engagement of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) with the media to share critical updates on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa and the status of implementing the adapted Africa Joint Continental Strategy for COVID-19 Outbreak, including Africa CDC’s response activities and the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in AU Member States.

Thursday’s briefing will highlight the changing dynamics of the pandemic across the continent focusing on the encouraging decline in the number of infections and how Member States are coping with their national vaccination programs with the support from Africa CDC and other partners.

SPEAKER:       Dr John Nkengasong, Director, Africa CDC                        

                                MODERATOR: Wynne Musabayana, Head of Communication, AUC

                               WHEN: Thursday, 28 October 2021    

TIME: 12:00–1:00pm East Africa Time (9:00 to 10:00am GMT)                    

 Join via zoom: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q5F4VK7wSR6HYAaX_o55pg

 Live stream: https://livestream.com/africanunion/events/9912342

Languages: The briefing will be available in English and French through interpretation

Media Q&A

Journalists may submit questions to Africa CDC during the briefing by sending their full name and the name of their media organization to WhatsApp at +251 94 550 2310.

Journalists may also ask questions live through Zoom.

Media inquiries:

Wynne Musabayana, Head of Communication, Directorate of Information and Communication; AU Commission | Tel: +251 922 406 157 | Email: MUSABAYANAW@africa-union.org

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.

Learn more at: http://www.africacdc.org

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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Topic Resources

November 10, 2021

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (2 November 2021), 1,236,838 new confirmed

 


 

 

October 27, 2021

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (19 October 2021), 2,999,086 new confirmed

 


 

 

October 27, 2021

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (19 October 2021), 2,999,086 new confirmed

 


 

 

October 20, 2021

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