CITATION: Establishing the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention: responding to Africa’s health threats

John N Nkengasong, Olawale Maiyegun, Matshidiso Moeti

Lancet Global Health, Published: 17 January 2017


‘On Jan 31, 2017, heads of states and governments of the African Union and the leadership of the African Union Commission will officially launch the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia…’

The new website is available here:

Comment (Neil PW): I am still not clear about the logic of creating a second regional body ‘safeguarding Africa’s health’ as compared with strengthening what is universally recognised as an underfunded WHO Regional Office for Africa. It’s also not clear how the Africa CDC will be financially supported, in the short and long term, especially with the new Trump Administration in the US. Can anyone advise?

Best wishes, Neil

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