We are thrilled to announce the publication of the 2nd Declaration of Marrakech, resulting from the 2nd African and 1st South-South Health Harm Reduction Conference. This significant event took place in the city of Marrakech from September 27th to 29th, 2023. With 83 participating countries, approximately 700 speakers, and more than 2,500 participants from all corners of Africa, the Global South, and the rest of the world, this conference was a resounding success. During this momentous gathering, the conference featured five panel sessions, two side events, five book signing sessions, two press conferences, and an exhibition area with over 45 exhibitors. The event was inaugurated by the esteemed presence of the Head of the Moroccan Government, Mr. Aziz Akhannouch, who delivered the opening remarks. Additionally, Ministers and Ambassadors from Africa, South America, Asia, and many other regions lent their support and insights to the conference. Under the overarching theme of "Health in Africa: Water, Environment, and Food Security," the conference provided a platform for meaningful discussions and exchanges of ideas. The collective expertise of distinguished speakers and participants enriched these discussions, shaping the outcome of the Declaration of Marrakech.Read more about The 2nd Declaration of Marrakech has been published
John N. Nkengasong has been nominated by President Biden to be Ambassador-At-Large for Global Health Security and Diplomacy, Department of State. Nkengasong is currently the Ambassador-At-Large and Coordinator of U.S Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy at the Department of State. If confirmed, Nkengasong would lead the new Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy.Read more about John N. Nkengasong nominated to lead New Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy
11-09-2023ROSE GANA FOMBAN LEKE AWARDED THE 2023 VIRCHOW PRIZE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH The Virchow Prize for Global Health recognizes and celebrates innovations with significant impact on the broad health challenges we face as a global community. With this award, lifetime achievements towards “Health for All” are honoured.
See also the official 2023 laureate announcement video from Co-Founders of the Virchow Foundation: >LinkRead more about VIRCHOW PRIZE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH
See also the official laureate webpage on the Virchow Foundation website including the jury rationale: >Link
Africa stands at a critical juncture, where the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as Ebola and Monkeypox outbreaks underlined the need for increased self-reliance in our continent’s health systems. There is a shared recognition that Africa can and must do more to safeguard its health security.
Established in January 2017 as the specialised technical agency of the African Union, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has been entrusted with the primary mandate of safeguarding Africa’s health security. Despite facing resource constraints and a limited workforce, Africa CDC has demonstrated the power of regional coordination in responding to public health emergencies.
Consequently, Africa CDC was elevated to an autonomous health agency of the Africa Union during the 26th Ordinary Assembly of Heads of State and Government in February 2022, granting it the agility and empowerment to effectively respond to Member States’ needs.
Download the full report here!Read more about Africa CDC - Strategic Plan 2023-2027
For a few months now, we have been struggling with several different problems in handling the many articles submitted. These issues have overloaded our systems and are subsequently causing delays in our peer-review process.
We have identified the main cause of the issue and are currently working on clearing the backlog. In order to facilitate that process, the journal will pause receipt of new submissions as of 01 September 2023. This will ensure timely processing of all manuscripts currently in peer-review.
We understand that this may cause inconvenience to our authors/submitters, for which we apologize. However, we assure you that everything will soon be back to normal. Going forward, we aim to ensure that you have a better experience navigating through our submission and review process.
Once again all our apologies,Read more about JPHiA will temporarily pause the receipt of new submissions
H.E. Dr. Jean Kaseya was appointed as the first Director General of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in February 2023 by the 36th Africa Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of State and Government.
Upon assuming office on the 20th April 2023, he committed to three fundamental priorities: strengthening the institution by implementing robust governance, fostering technical expertise, and establishing clear authority; ensuring financial sustainability through effective innovative fund generation and effective utilization to achieve tangible outcomes; and enhancing New Public Health Order interventions by enabling swift and effective on-the-ground responses to outbreaks and health-related emergencies faced by our Member States.
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the milestones, progress and achievements realized under the leadership of the Director General in his first 100 days in office.Read more about Africa CDC 2.0 - Delivering the New Deal
Clarivate today has just published the new edition of the Journal Citation Report: the Journal of Public Health in Africa achieved an initial impact factor of 0.8!
We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who contributed to the journal. Their continued trust and engagement have motivated us to strive for excellence and continue pushing the boundaries of research.
As we celebrate this remarkable accomplishment, we remain committed to upholding the highest standards of academic publishing. We will continue to provide a platform for groundbreaking research and foster an environment that promotes collaboration and innovation. Together, we will continue to make significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge and the progress of our fields.
We look forward to sharing more exciting developments and groundbreaking research with our audience in the future.Read more about Great News
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.Read more about Third International Conference on Public Health in Africa
‘A New Deal’ for building a strong, efficient, and reliable Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention11-05-2023
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.Read more about ‘A New Deal’ for building a strong, efficient, and reliable Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention
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
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.Read more about Theme of The Year 2023: “Acceleration Of Afcfta Implementation”
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.Read more about Dr. Jean Kaseya has been appointed Director General of Africa-CDC
15-02-2023Africa-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]Read more about Open Call for Applications for new Section editors and Board members
Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa-CDC) and PAGEPress Publications are pleased to announce that Africa CDC will own the Journal of Public Health in Africa.
Africa CDC will assume ownership and management of the journal's assets in order to promote timely dissemination of scientific knowledge.... [Read more]