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AUCOVID19ResponseFund

About the Fund

The African Union COVID-19 Response Fund aims to raise resources to strengthen the continental response to COVID-19 by e.g. supporting pool procurement of diagnostics and other medical commodities by Africa CDC for distribution to the Member States, and mitigating the pandemic’s socio economic and humanitarian impact on African populations. All entities and individuals can contribute to the fund provided that the objectives and purpose of these are not inconsistent with the purpose and objectives of the Union.

Who We Are

How will funds be used?

1. The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse the socio-economic advancements made by Africa in the last 30 years as the pandemic proves to be more severe on the socio-economic well-being of populations in Africa. Therefore, money raised through the Fund will be used to implement measures to mitigate the socio-economic and humanitarian impact of COVID-19 in Africa.

2. Boost the capacity of the Africa CDC to support response to public health emergencies across the continent. Africa CDC was created to support efforts by Member States to prepare for and respond to public health threats across the continent. Part of this fund will be used to boost the capacity of Africa CDC to fully play its role as a continental public health institution as stated in its statute.

3. Support the procurement and distribution of essential COVID-19 medical equipment and supplies and mobilize rapid response by Member States. This Fund will support pool procurement of diagnostics and other medical commodities by Africa CDC for distribution to the 55 Member States, and to support the deployment of one million community workers and community healthcare workers to support contact tracing.

 

Partners

Activities

 New report reveals regional partnerships are key to COVID-19 recovery
April 06, 2021

A new report by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and UNDP presents the key results

January 09, 2021

On 9 January 2021, the Government of the Republic of Kenya announced the launch of its Trusted Travel platform, based

December 09, 2020

Following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) declaration of the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, , the African

European Union and African Union sign partnership to scale up preparedness for health emergencies
December 07, 2020

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Preventi

November 23, 2020

At a time when COVID-19 cases are increasing in a second wave in many parts of the world and people are fatigued with

Topic Resources

April 02, 2021

This report details how African Union and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has collaborated with the UNDP

November 24, 2020

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (17 November 2020), 4,123,778 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 68,185 n

November 17, 2020

In addition to our Weekly Outbreak Brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help African Union Member

November 17, 2020

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (10 November 2020), 4,036,590 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 62,479 n