Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) a specialized technical institution is committed to ensuring that African Union Member States have a comprehensive strong legal foundation for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and the Biosafety and Biosecurity (BSBS).
Africa CDC is planning an advocacy meeting for the IPC Legal Framework with a view of creating awareness of the legal framework to the technical experts and Ministers who will endorse and adopt it during the AU specialized technical Committee meeting scheduled for 1- 5 November 2021.
The legal frameworks will promote safe health care facilities, patient safety and quality universal health coverage; and strengthening the biosafety and biosecurity systems of African Union Member States in order build their capacity to comply with the international requirements and regulations.
Improving IPC and BSBS will require political commitment with dedicated budget, strict adherence to protocols for detection and response, provision of adequate supplies and equipment for patient care, adherence to hygiene, sanitation, infectious waste management, and improved building design, including ventilation.
The workshop will engage about 45 participants; Ministers and Ministerial officials from Member States; Africa CDC representatives and technical partner organizations.
White Sands Hotel, in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.
28-29 October 2021