• Third International Conference on Public Health in Africa


    The annual International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA) provides a unique African-led platform for leaders across the continent to reflect on lessons learned in health and science, and align on a way forward for creating more resilient health systems.  

  • ‘A New Deal’ for building a strong, efficient, and reliable Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention


    Between 2010 and 2020, Africa significantly reduced maternal and child mortality, thanks to high-level commitment from governments, increased health financing, and innovations in programming and technology. Despite this remarkable progress, Africa was unable to achieve Millennium Development Goals  4 and 5 by 2015, due to the high burden of communicable diseases, the rapid increase in non-communicable diseases and various disease outbreaks.
    By 2050, Africa will have 2.5 billion people. To accelerate development of African countries, the African Union’s 2063 Agenda prioritizes meeting the health needs of Africans. However, the stagnation of growth at 3.5% in 2022 – due to hyperinflation caused by the Ukrainian conflict and the Covid-19 pandemic – is already forcing states to reduce their health budgets, with high risk to reverse .... CONTINUE

  • Theme of The Year 2023: “Acceleration Of Afcfta Implementation”


    The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a flagship project of Agenda 2063 aimed at creating a single African market for goods and services facilitated by free movement persons, capital, investment to deepen economic integration, promote and attain sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development, gender equality, industrialization, agricultural development, food security, and structural transformation.

    The AfCFTA is the world’s largest free trade area bringing together the 55 countries of the African Union (AU) and eight (8) Regional Economic Communities (RECs). The overall mandate of the AfCFTA is to create a single continental market with a population of about 1.3 billion people and a combined GDP of approximately US$ 3.4 trillion.

  • Dr. Jean Kaseya has been appointed Director General of Africa-CDC


    Addis Ababa, February 18th, 2023

    Dr. Jean Kaseya has been appointed by the African Heads of State, as Director General of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa-CDC).  The election took place on the sidelines of the 36th African Union Summit, which was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    The election of the Congolese Dr. Jean Kaseya, who replaces the Cameroonian John Nkengasong, is the epilogue of a long diplomatic struggle led for six months by the Head of State Felix Tshisekedi.

    Aged 53, the Congolese won a selection of 180 candidates.

  • Open Call for Applications for new Section editors and Board members

    Africa-CDC seeks candidates for the position of Section editors and Board members of its journal Journal of Public Health in Africa 

    Africa-CDC now seeks candidates for the position of new Section editors and Board members for of its journal. The Journal of Public Health in Africa is a peer-reviewed, academic journal that focuses on health issues in the African continent. The journal editors seek high quality original articles on public health-related issues, reviews, comments and more. The aim of the journal is to move public health discourse from the background to the forefront. The success of Africa’s struggle against disease depends on public health approaches. [READ MORE]