Agreement signed for Africa CDC establishment

April 15, 2015

In partnership with the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), the African Union has announced the establishment of a continentwide Africa CDC. On April 12, 2015, US Secretary of State John Kerry and African Union Commission Chairperson Dlamini Zuma signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the center. This new center, to be launched later this year, will be housed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, also home to the African Union.

The US CDC will offer technical assistance in the development of the Africa CDC, as well as providing 12-14 staff to lead and support in the project.

Learn more about the Africa CDC and the US CDC's partnership in the work here: Disease Detection Gets A Boost With Plans For A CDC In Africa

Read Secretary Kerry's Full remarks: Signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation to Support the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention