Tag: Africa CDC

Africa CDC launches consortium for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a Consortium for Covid-19 Vaccine Clinical Trail, as part of the outcomes of a recent virtual conference. This is coming as the World Health Organisation has warned that the Coronavirus pandemic will worsen if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions. DR. John Nkengasong, Director, Africa CDC joins CNBC Africa for more.

Mastercard Foundation commits $40mn to Africa’s fight against COVID-19

The Mastercard Foundation has committed $40 million to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention as it seeks to contribute to the COVID-19 fight. Peter Materu, Chief Program Officer, Mastercard Foundation joins CNBC Africa for more.

COVID-19: Africa CDC tweaks strategy to ramp up testing

The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention is coming up with a new continental strategy to ramp up testing to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The man leading this strategy, Dr John Nkengasong Director of the Africa CDC, joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss the specifics of this strategy and how Africa is bracing up to the Covid-19 shock.

African Union reaffirms support for WHO amid COVID-19 pandemic

Chairperson of the African Union (AU) and President of the Republic of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa has reaffirmed the union’s support for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) efforts to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic.