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Africa CDC was established by the African Union with the purpose of reducing sickness and death by improving prevention, detection, and response to public health threats. The Africa CDC helps build a healthier, stronger Africa and the AU Member States are the direct beneficiaries. By supporting African countries in their efforts to monitor the public’s health, respond to emergencies, address complex health challenges, and build needed capacity, the Africa CDC help close dangerous gaps in public health systems of Africa. The Africa CDC Coordination Office is based at the AU Headquarters in Ethiopia. Five Regional Collaborating Centers, one in each region of the continent, help execute the day-to-day work of the organization and ensure that the continent is supported at the point of need. The news and events page inform latest happenings in the region. More details: https://africacdc.org/  

 African Union initiative / 985 views

The Committee is a group of individuals of high competence in matters of the rights and welfare of the child. The main task of the Committee is to collect information, interpret provisions of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, monitor the implementation of the Charter, report on the fulfillment of child rights and give recommendations to governments working with child rights organizations. The Committee considers individual complaints about violations of children’s rights, and investigates measures adopted by Member States to implement the Charter. The case law database has African child rights case by country, court case type and subjects such as abduction, best interests of the child, custody, sexual abuse, etc. There are also other documents and publications in the resources section. More details:https://www.acerwc.africa/  

 African Union initiative / 917 views

The AU works towards a peaceful, prosperous and integrated Africa. The departments of the AU, among others include rural economy and agriculture, science & technology, women, gender and development and social affairs. The Department of Social Affairs has core divisions of: AIDS, TB, malaria and other infectious diseases; health, nutrition and population; labor, employment and migration; and social welfare and drug control. The Department has developed the ‘Africa health strategy 2016-2030’ that is premised on a number of continental and global health policy commitments and instruments. Chief among these frameworks are Agenda 2063 “The Africa we want” and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including its Sustainable Development Goals. The resources section has documents, handbooks, newsletters, and the African Union Commission archives. More details: https://au.int/en/sa

 African Union initiative / 994 views

AWA is an entity of the African Union with the specific mandate to lead advocacy, accountability and resource mobilization efforts to advance a robust African response to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030. Strategic approaches for the effort include: leadership, country ownership, governance and accountability; universal and equitable access to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and support; access to affordable and quality assured medicines, commodities and technologies; health financing; research, development & innovation; community participation and involvement; as well as multi-sectoral collaboration. The press center  has media releases, featured stories, news, events and downloadable resources on strategic frameworks; Africa scorecard on domestic financing for health; declarations; decisions; global commitments; experts’ reports and AWA brochure. More Details: https://aidswatchafrica.net/      

 African Union initiative / 769 views

CARMMA was launched to trigger concerted action towards improving maternal and newborn health and survival across the continent. The Campaign aims to expand the availability and use of universally accessible quality health services, including those related to sexual and reproductive health that are critical for the reduction of maternal mortality. CARMMA focuses on three key areas: public information and advocacy; replicating best practices of achievements made in reducing maternal mortality in some countries; and intensifying actions aimed at reducing maternal and infant mortality. CARMMA mobilizes increased political commitment and action to reduce maternal mortality in countries that have high rates. The resources section provides free information that give simple, practical advice on issues that will save lives. There are also video resources on maternal, newborn and child survival - even the CARMMA song. More details on Website: www.carmma.org

 African Union initiative / 750 views

End Child Marriage Now Campaign is aimed at promoting, protecting and advocating for the rights of women and girls in Africa. The overall purpose for the Campaign is to accelerate an end of child marriage in Africa by enhancing continental awareness of the implications of the practice and by supporting legal and policy actions. Moreover, the Campaign mobilizes continental awareness of the negative socio-economic impact of child marriage and builds social movement and social mobilization at the grassroots and national levels. It increases the capacity of non-state actors to undertake evidence based policy advocacy, including the role of youth leadership through new media technology, and monitoring and evaluation. The website has documents on marriage, wedding divorce and marriage law. More details: http://endchildmarriagenow.org/

 African Union initiative / 676 views

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