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US$100 million Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative to boost disease surveillance and emergency response capacity in Africa

Today, a group of public, private and non-profit organizations, led by the African Union Commission through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), launched the Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative (Africa PGI) in a US$100 million, four-year partnership to expand access to next-generation genomic sequencing tools and expertise …

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COVID-19 deaths hit 1,115 in Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday night revealed that 1,115 persons have died from Coronavirus in the country. According to a tweet released by the body, 163 new cases were confirmed around the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 60, 266. 51,735 persons have …

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Team Europe supports Africa’s COVID-19 response with 1.4 million test kits donated by Germany and delivered by the EU Humanitarian Air Bridge

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), through the African Union, today received the third and last batch of 1.4 million COVID-19 test kits donated by the Government of Germany. The kits were delivered through a European Union (EU) Humanitarian Air Bridge flight as part of the EU’s global response …

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