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Social Affairs

Commissioner

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.

Structure

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.

Activities

March 23, 2020

Africa’s response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak has received a major boost, after the donation of medical equipment, including over 1.5 million laboratory diagnostic test kits and over 100 tons for infection prevention and control commodities, by the Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation.

February 27, 2020

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 28 FEBRUARY 2020. On 27 February 2020, the Minister of Health of Nigeria, Dr Osagie Ehanire, confirmed a case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lagos, Nigeria.

African Union Mobilizes Continent-Wide Response to COVID-19 Outbreak
February 24, 2020

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 24 FEBRUARY 2020. The Chairperson, African Union Commission, H.E.

The AU-EU-UN taskforce renews its commitment to rescue stranded migrants and refugees in Libya
February 24, 2020

Addis Ababa, 24 February 2020: The taskforce met on 20 February 2020 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

April 02, 2020

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread to almost all countries and claimed nearly 40,000 lives worldwide. More than 5000 cases have been reported in 47 African countries, with over 170 deaths. Africa CDC is supporting African Union Member States in responding to the outbreak.

March 19, 2020

There are over 500 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease reported in 31 African countries now. Africa CDC is deploying human and material resources to support response by the countries and monitoring occurrences as the outbreak evolves.

March 10, 2020

Nine African countries have now reported cases of the coronavirus disease outbreak. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (AfricaCDC) is deploying human and material resources to support response by the countries and monitoring occurrences as the outbreak evolves.

February 22, 2020

Ministers of Health of African Union Member States will meet this weekend to discuss a continental strategy for preparedness and response to the coronavirus disease outbreak.

February 14, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY

February 09, 2020

Press Conference of the Incoming Chair of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance

April 02, 2020

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread to almost all countries and claimed nearly 40,000 lives worldwide. More than 5000 cases have been reported in 47 African countries, with over 170 deaths. Africa CDC is supporting African Union Member States in responding to the outbreak.