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AU congratulates Dr Tedros Adhanom on historic win as first WHO Director-General from Africa

The AU Commission Chairperson also thanks African Ministers of health for their united and steadfast support for Dr Tedros during the campaign

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, warmly congratulates Dr Tedros Adhanom on his election as the first ever Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) from the African region. “The world has chosen a consummate global health statesman with a strong track record of…

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African Ambassadors Urge Support for Dr Tedros Adhanom, the African Union-Endorsed Candidate for World Health Organization Director-General

Statement from the Permanent Delegation of the African Union to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva

African ambassadors to the United Nations in Geneva today reiterated their support for Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to become the next Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), and urged other regional country groups and WHO Member States to support his candidacy. Dr Tedros has been endorsed by the African…

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Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention activates the Emergency Operational Centre to monitor the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Team of experts on standby for deployment to respond to the emergency

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday activated the Emergency Operational Centre to monitor the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and developed a concept of operations for the emergency. ‘The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has activated its Emergency Operation Centre to…

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The African Union launches Africa CDC, a Continent-wide Public Health Agency

The need for an Africa CDC to support African countries as they monitor and respond to public health threats was recognized by the African Union in 2013 and formalized in 2015

Friday 31 January marked the launch of Africa’s continent-wide public health agency, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), which will help African Member States respond to public health emergencies. The importance of public health is underlined by the fact that it has an impact on national,…

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OAFLA vows outcome of 18th General Assembly must be the source of transformation into healthy populations and a launch pad for moving Africa from poverty to prosperity without leaving the youth behind

African First Ladies have long been advocating and calling for higher levels of national and international attention and action towards issues that are otherwise neglected or inadequately pursued

The 18th Ordinary General Assembly of Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) convened today at the Headquarters of the African Union (AU) and deliberated on the theme “Building on 15 years of engagement to harness the demographic dividend of Africa through promoting the needs of adolescents and their…

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International Conference on Global Surgery 2017

The conference will define key actions for Global Surgery implementation in Africa

What: International Conference on Global Surgery 2017 When: 1st – 3rd February 2017 Where: The African Union Commission - Addis Ababa Ethiopia  Who: Directorate of Medical and Health Services, Department of Social Affairs and Pan African Association of Surgeons (PAAS). Why: The World Health Assembly in May 2015 recognized Surgery…

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Opening of the 18th Ordinary General Assembly of Organization of the African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA)

The 18th Ordinary General Assembly of OAFLA will officially open on 31st January 2017

What: Opening of the 18th Ordinary General Assembly of Organization of the African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) When: 31st January 2017 Time: 09:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                 Where: African Union Headquarters, AUC Old Plenary Hall  Theme: Building on 15 years of…

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African Union begins drafting appropriate plans and procedures in readiness for operations of Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (AfricaCDC)

The fact that in 2016 alone, the African Continent has experienced a number of disease outbreaks including yellow fever, cholera, dengue and other infections, underscores the importance of the center

As Africa prepares to launch the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (AfricaCDC) in January 2017, directors and other senior staff members of the African Union (AU) are meeting in Zanzibar from 21 to 23 December to draft appropriate plans and procedures to facilitate the rapid response required by…

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World Aids Day - Theme: “Empower the Youth, Fast Track the End of AIDS”

Since 1988, World AIDS Day is celebrated throughout the world on 1 December each year to mobilize people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS

When: Thursday, 1 December 2016 Where: AU Headquarters, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia Who: African Union Commission Objectives:      (i) To raise awareness on HIV/AIDS and the different prevention strategies within the African Union Community (ii) To emphasize the need to prevent new HIV Infections within the AU Community and contribute to…

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President Museveni opens 2nd Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) Partnership Platform

Officially opening the 2nd Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) Partnership Platform, President Museveni outlined some diseases like cancer, pneumonia and Hepatitis B, among others as, illnesses that could be caused by consuming foods contaminated by aflatoxins

Ugandan President, H.E Yoweri Museveni has called for a collective effort among African countries to address the aflatoxins challenge in Africa as they are a major health risk and impede the agricultural and trade sectors of the continent. Officially opening the 2nd Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) Partnership…