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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.


AUC Chairperson emphasizes on importance of sport to strengthen unity of African countries
Social Affairs August 20, 2019

Rabat, 20 August 2019: The 12th Edition of the African Games officially opened on Monday 19 August in the presence of

Legal, Social Affairs August 02, 2019

The Republic of Madagascar becomes the fourth AU member states that have signed the Treaty for the establishment of the African Medicine Agency (AMA) on 1 August 2019 during the 3rd Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug Control (STC-HPDC-3), in Cairo, Egypt. The AMA treaty was adopted by Heads of State and Government during their 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly on 11 February 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Social Affairs August 02, 2019

Under the theme of “Increased Domestic Financing for Universal Health Coverage and Health Security for All African Citizens- Including Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced persons”, the Ministerial Meeting of the Third Ordinary Session of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug Control (STC-HPDC-3), opened on Thursday 1st August 2019; in Cairo, Egypt.

Social Affairs July 29, 2019

The Third Ordinary Session of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug Control (STC-HPDC-3), opened with the Experts Meeting, today Monday 29 July 2019, in Cairo, Egypt.

Joint press release between Africa CDC and who on the Ebola outbfreak in DRC
Social Affairs July 22, 2019

As of 18 July 2019, the Ministry of Public Health of the DRC reported 2,532 cases (2,438 confirmed and 94 probable) with 1,705 deaths and 718 cured.

Emergency Response Digest : An official publication of the Africa CDC Issue 1, Volume 2
Social Affairs July 12, 2019

The Republic of Kenya has been facing recurrent episodes of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) since the virus was first discove

August 19, 2019 to August 31, 2019


July 29, 2019 to August 02, 2019

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

July 07, 2019

Press Conference on the Outcome of the joint meeting between the African Union Commission, African Leaders Malaria Al

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

Biennal of Luanda: Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace
Social Affairs September 18, 2019 to September 22, 2019

The « Culture of peace» concept was first defined in Africa, during the International Congress on «Peace in the Minds

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