Antimicrobial use and resistance in animals and environment in Africa

March 11, 2020
Despite the potential spread of antimicrobial resistant organisms, there has been little focus on antimicrobial resistance surveillance programme specific for animal and environment across Africa. A recent review published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control investigated all the information on the status of antimicrobial use, resistance and surveillance systems in food animals and the environment…

Partnership for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

March 10, 2020
The Skoll Foundation has attributed a total of $7 million to support Coronavirus (COVID-19) preparedness and response activities in Africa. The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the SACIDS Foundation for One Health (SACIDS), and the East African Integrated Disease Surveillance Network (EAIDSNet), through this funding, have agreed to collaborate and coordinate their efforts in…

AFRICA CDC LEADS CONTINENTAL RESPONSE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN AFRICA: STATEMENT BY THE DIRECTOR OF AFRICA CDC

March 9, 2020
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 7 MARCH 2020. The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) confirms that the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has now been reported in several African countries, with cases in Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, and Tunisia. It’s important to emphasize that we anticipated that this…

WHO statement on cases of COVID-19 surpassing 100 000

March 9, 2020
As of today’s reports, the global number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has surpassed 100 000. As we mark this sombre moment, the World Health Organization (WHO) reminds all countries and communities that the spread of this virus can be significantly slowed or even reversed through the implementation of robust containment and control activities. China…

SACIDS Upcoming Events

February 12, 2020
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Africa CDC Capacity Building and Workforce Development for Civil Society Organizations on Antimicrobial Resistance Purpose Taking into account the health challenges faced by the African continent and the necessity for an accountability framework for health security to protect citizens of the continent, the AU Heads of States and Governments approved the establishment of the Africa…