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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

February 21, 2024

The African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the Governments of the Republic of Ghana, the Republic of Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania convened a High-level Working Breakfast on Operationalizing the African Medicine Agency (AMA) and Securing Africa's Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)  free future.

February 05, 2024 to February 07, 2024

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the European Union convened for a 3-day High-level dialogue from 05 – 07 February 2024 to Strengthen the Health Partnership between Africa and Europe.

January 26, 2024

Preparations are in full swing as Ghana gears up to host the 13th African Games, scheduled in the capital city of Accra from 8th to 24th March 2024.

February 29, 2024

Early last week (20-22 Feb.), a joint Technical Working Group from Africa CDC and UNICEF convened to finalize the costed Joint Action Plan (JAP) for an Extended Partnership Framework document which seeks to broaden the scope of the ongoing partnership between the two organisations.

February 18, 2024

Spotlighting Reproductive Maternal, New-born, Child and Adolescent Health under the Re-strengthened Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA Plus 2021-2023)

February 17, 2024

The African Union Commission and the African Leaders Malaria Alliance will host a joint press briefing to share the latest developments and challenges in the fight to end malaria in Africa, address NTDs, and the broader health and development agenda.

February 16, 2024

Hosted by the Kingdom of Lesotho in collaboration with the African Union (AU) Commission, the African Development Bank’s African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN), Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations and Nutrition International.

February 16, 2024

The African Union (AU) Commission, in collaboration with the Governments of the Republic of Ghana, the Republic of Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania

February 14, 2024

  Press briefing on: African Medicines Agency, African Humanitarian Agency, Great Museum of Africa, Migration and Mobility and Protocol on Free Movement of Persons

Department Resources

May 31, 2023

Outbreak Update:  As of 3 May 2023, a total of 765,222,932 COVID-19 cases and 6,921,614 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1%) have been reported globally by 232 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO).

 


 

 

May 05, 2023

Outbreak Update:  As of 3 May 2023, a total of 765,222,932 COVID-19 cases and 6,921,614 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1%) have been reported globally by 232 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO).

 


 

 

April 02, 2023

Outbreak Update:  As of 1 April 2023, a total of 761,402,282 COVID-19 cases and 6,887,000 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1%) have been reported globally by 232 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO).

 


 

 

March 22, 2023

Outbreak Update:  As of 21 March 2023, a total of 760,360,956 COVID-19 cases and 6,873,477 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 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.

May 31, 2023

Outbreak Update:  As of 3 May 2023, a total of 765,222,932 COVID-19 cases and 6,921,614 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1%) have been reported globally by 232 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO).

 


 

 

May 05, 2023

Outbreak Update:  As of 3 May 2023, a total of 765,222,932 COVID-19 cases and 6,921,614 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1%) have been reported globally by 232 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO).