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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.


December 12, 2019

The Board of the World Bank Group has approved a total of $250 million to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, and the Republic of Zambia to strengthen continental and regional response systems to combat epidemics and advance critical public health priorities.

December 12, 2019

Theme: Protecting Children from Abuse in the Digital World “Global Awareness Raising and Action to Tackle Online Child Sexual Exploitation”

December 11, 2019

The development and expansion of digital technologies has brought invaluable opportunities for young people to learn, socialize and communicate. However, it has also provided offenders with increased opportunities – and a range of new capabilities – to abuse children on a mass scale.

December 02, 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2 December 2019: The Health Minister of Togo, Prof.

Africa CDC Appoints Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Public Health in Africa
November 22, 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 22 November 2019: Dr Nicaise Ndembi has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Publi

Global Summit to Tackle Online Child Sexual Exploitation
December 11, 2019 to December 12, 2019

Across the two-day event, delegates will be provided with the knowledge, tools and networks required to understand the nature and prevalence of online child sexual exploitation, and the means to implement a strategic global response

December 02, 2019 to December 06, 2019
November 14, 2019 to November 15, 2019

The topic of discussion for this inaugural event is: “Empowering Global Health Security and Policy in Africa”.

November 06, 2019

The topic of discussion for this second event in the series is: “The Role of National Public Health Institutes in Health Security”.