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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 of culture harmonises and coordinates activities and policies across the continent.

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

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


Social Affairs June 19, 2019

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea: The Prime Minister H.E. Francisco Pascual Eyegue Obama Asue on behalf of the President of the Democratic Republic of Equatorial Guinea, has presided over the opening of the 2019 and the 11th African Taskforce on Food and Nutrition Development (ATFFND). The 11th ATFFND is organized by the Department of Social Affairs (DSA) in collaboration with the Government of Equatorial Guinea.

Social Affairs June 18, 2019

Lusaka, Zambia, June 18, 2019: Member States of the African Union and the regional economic communities (RECs) meeting to validate the Draft Implementation Plan of the Global Compact for Safe, Ord

Social Affairs June 13, 2019

13 June 2019
Update On African Union Actions in Response to Recent Ebola Outbreaks

Social Affairs May 08, 2019

Social Affairs Commissioner Launches Africa CDC Initiative to Protect Africa against Dangerous Pathogens

Social Affairs May 01, 2019

African Union Is Resolute to Accelerate the Advancement of Socio-Economic Development

Social Affairs April 25, 2019

24th April 2019: The Government of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe and the African Union Commission in collaboration with the World Health Organization Africa Regional Office (WHO

June 24, 2019

Public health emergencies continue to be a major concern in Africa, thus threatening national, regional and global health security. A Public Health Emergency Operation Centre (PHEOC) serves as a hub for coordinating preparedness and response to public health emergencies. It allows a well-coordinated response to public health emergencies by teams of multi-disciplinary and multi-sectorial experts using the Incident Management System (IMS). Only 14 AU Member States currently have a PHEOC and there is a need for capacity building to support the establishment and maintenance of functional PHEOCs by all Member States.

June 19, 2019 to June 20, 2019

What: Second Dialogue with Traditional and Religious Leaders on Girls’ and
Young Women’s access and retention in educational systems

June 18, 2019 to June 19, 2019

The AU Member States and RECs meeting to validate the Draft Implementation Plan of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) in Africa

African vaccination week and CARMMA national launch in São Tomé and Príncipe
April 24, 2019 to April 25, 2019

Theme: “Ending Preventable Maternal, Neonatal and Child Deaths: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”

April 04, 2019 to April 05, 2019

Mapping Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use Partnership (MAAP) is a consortium the that brings together a unique combination of technical expertise, strategic coordination and political leadership to increase availability of analyzable antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) data from different parts of Africa.

April 01, 2019 to April 05, 2019

Theme: “Poverty Eradication Through Strategic Investments at National and Regional Levels Towards Social Development, Labour and Employment in Africa”

Social Affairs July 29, 2019 to August 02, 2019

Third Session of the Specialised Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug Control (STC-HPDC-3)