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Health, Humanitarian Affairs & Social Development (HHS)


S.E. Amira El Fadil

H.E. Amira El Fadil, born on 15 January 1967, a Sudanese woman was elected Commissioner for Social Affairs of the African Union Commission. She was Minister of Social Welfare and Social Insurance for the Government of Sudan.


The Department of Social Affairs (DSA) works to promote the AU’s health, labour, employment, migration, social development, drug control, crime prevention, sport and cultural agenda.

The Division plays a leading role in policy development, advocacy, coordination, monitoring and evaluation on AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and other infectious diseases.

The Division responds to vital generic health issues related to health policy and delivery systems, nutrition and other related public health issues and challenges that require a concerted and coordinated approach at a continental level.

The division of labour and employment focuses on the rights, labour standards, integrated employment policies and social security systems.

The Division works with Member States and development partners to create and strengthen social protection systems that aims at reducing social and economic risk and vulnerability.


December 02, 2021
December 01, 2021

Today, the African Union (AU) Commission, UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria join the rest of the world to commemorate World AIDS Day 2021 under the theme “End Inequalities. End AIDS”.

November 27, 2021

“Culture is the best therapy against violence” H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson AUC

November 26, 2021

The completion of the first phase of the headquarters of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has been marked by a topping out ceremony today in Addis Ababa today.

November 24, 2021

The African Union (AU) Humanitarian Symposium was initiated in 2010, as a forum that brings together the AU Commissio

November 19, 2021

The key highlights of the report include bridging some of the data gaps from the previous edition by availing data from additional data sources, improved chapter on social protection, remittance, and other additional characteristics of migrant workers. 

December 02, 2021

Thursday’s briefing will focus on the ongoing debate about the Omicron variant and what are the scientific facts so far. There will also be highlights on the upcoming conference happening in Rwanda next week to give update about progress on vaccine manufacturing in Africa.

November 30, 2021 to December 02, 2021


November 27, 2021 to December 02, 2021

The 2nd edition of the Biennale of Luanda - "Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace"

November 26, 2021

This event is following the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the African Union Commission and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China in 2020

November 25, 2021

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

December 06, 2021 to December 10, 2021

Theme: “Building forward Better Well Being and Living Standards in Africa”

Department Resources

October 15, 2020

The Africa Migration Report takes a distinctly regional approach to inform knowledge on migration in Africa.

September 08, 2020

Department of Social Affairs Newsletter

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.

December 02, 2021

Following the launch of its Migration and Health Policy Area in 2020, the Labour, Employment and Migration (LEM) Division under the Depar

November 30, 2021

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (23 November 2021), 3,876,613 new confirmed




November 23, 2021

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (16 November 2021), 3,293,022 new confirmed