An Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa.

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Health, Humanitarian Affairs & Social Development (HHS)

Commissioner

H.E. Amb. Minata SAMATE CESSOUMA is the Commissioner for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development. She is a native of Burkina Faso with over thirty (30) years of experience in international relations, Diplomacy, Governance and peace and security, humanitarian and social affairs.

Structure

The Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development (HHS) works to promote the

oversees the policy and strategic development and delivery on implementation of decisions of AU p

The division of humanitarian affairs provides continental direction to the achievement of durable

AIDS Watch Africa (AWA) is a statutory entity of the African Union with the specific mandate to l

Comprises three (3) Divisions and is tasked with a broad spectrum of issues related to continenta

The division of labour and employment focuses on the rights, labour standards, integrated employm

The Division works with Member States and development partners to create and strengthen social pr

The Division of Culture and Sports harmonises and coordinates activities and policies across the

Activities

December 16, 2022

The African Union Member States have continued to place high importance on humanitarian issues in Africa, starting fr

December 08, 2022

African Union Member States renewed their commitments towards nutrition on the continent at the high-level event of t

December 01, 2022

The African Union Commission and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs co-hosted the official launch of the 2023 Global Humanitarian Overview in Addis Ababa.

November 16, 2022

In 2014, the African Union Commission launched the Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa. This was to accelerate the implementation of Ending Child Marriage (ECM) programmes and interventions among member states.

November 09, 2022

The African Union (AU) has begun integrating traditional leaders in drug dependency prevention treatment and care to widen the reach of community interventions

November 09, 2022

The Conference of the States Parties (CoSP) to the African Medicines Agency (AMA) Treaty, held its first Extraordinar

February 02, 2023

Africa CDC Weekly Press Briefing on the response to public health emergencies in Africa

January 26, 2023

Africa CDC Weekly Press Briefing on the response to public health emergencies in Africa

January 05, 2023

Africa CDC Weekly Press Briefing on the response to public health emergencies in Africa

December 01, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY

November 17, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY

Africa CDC Weekly Press Briefing on the response to public health emergencies in Africa

November 10, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY

Africa CDC Weekly Press Briefing on the response to public health emergencies in Africa

February 02, 2023

Africa CDC Weekly Press Briefing on the response to public health emergencies in Africa

Department Resources

November 22, 2022

Outbreak Update:  As of 21 November 2022, a total of 634,522,052 COVID-19 cases and 6,599,100 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1%) have been reported globally by 232 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO).

 


 

 

November 15, 2022

Outbreak Update:  As of 14 November 2022, a total of 631,935,687 COVID-19 cases and 6,588,850 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1%) have been reported globally by 232 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO).

 


 

 

November 01, 2022

Outbreak Update:  As of 31 October 2022, a total of 627,104,342 COVID-19 cases and 6,567,552 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1.1%) have been reported globally by 232 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO).

 


 

 

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.