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Africa CDC to launch a regional coordination center in the East

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Africa CDC to launch a regional coordination center in the East

We will launch our regional collaborating center in Kenya

ADDIS-ABABA, Ethiopia, September 25, 2021 / APO Group / –

The African Union (AU) through the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is set to launch the Eastern Regional Focal Point in Kenya on October 1.

The East African RCC will be launched under the theme “Ensuring effective preparedness and response to current public health threats in the context of COVID-19 and beyond”. The RCC serves as a hub for the African CDC’s surveillance, preparedness and emergency response activities, and coordinates the regional public health initiatives of member states in consultation with the African CDC headquarters.

Speaking at the weekly briefing on September 23, Africa CDC Director Dr John Nkengasong confirmed that the institution will soon be launching its Eastern Regional Collaborating Center in Kenya.

“We will be launching our regional collaborating center in Kenya. There are five regional collaborating centers, namely Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia and Gabon. These centers have functioned, but some of them have not been officially launched. This occasion will be for the launch of the center in the presence of several ministers of the Republic of Kenya and we invite you (the media) to participate in this ceremony in Kenya.

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