Published: 20 May 2020
AUDA-NEPAD in partnership with the African Union, Department of Health South Africa, The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and partners will be hosting a series of COVID-19 Workplace Response Trainings on Occupational Safety and Health for all sectors.
Published: 18 May 2020
Latest policy briefs by SATBHSS Project implementing countries; Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Mozambique, as well as ECSA-HC & the African Union Development Agency -NEPAD.
Published: 18 May 2020
Join us for the East Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) Special Session on
Published: 12 May 2020
Topic – Infection Prevention and Control in Outbreak Preparedness and Response to COVID-19
Published: 29 April 2020
Join us for the East Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) Special Session on Diagnosis of COVID 19
Published: 04 October 2018
Experts from laboratory systems strengthening, disease surveillance and outbreak response, health policy, and Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) gathered in Lusaka, Zambia for a three day meeting of the 2nd regional Community of Practice (CoP) on laboratory and surveillance. During the meeting, the experts reviewed the guidelines for Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB surveillance. The guidelines will now be finalized in readiness for adoption by Member States.
Published: 04 October 2018
Tuberculosis kills more people than HIV/AIDS and malaria. In 2016, the disease claimed the lives of 1.7 million people worldwide, over 25% of these deaths occurred in Africa. So how can the burden of this disease be addressed in Africa? Dr Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, NEPAD Agency CEO has pointed out the urgent need to increase domestic resources to fund interventions to end TB on the continent. Dr Mayaki was speaking at the Africa side event on the margins of the first ever United Nations High Level Meeting on TB (UNHLMTB) in New York, USA on 25th September 2018.
Published: 24 August 2018
Since 2017, the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Republic of South Africa have jointly established two cross border zones for disease surveillance in Thabo Mofutsanyane, Leribe and Butha Buthe and Thabo Mofutsanyane and Maseru respectively. In an effort to expand and strengthen disease surveillance, the two countries have established a 3rd cross border zone in Mafeteng, Mohale’s Hoek and Wepener and Zaztron districts. This was achieved during a joint four (4) day meeting from 13 – 16 August 2018 that took place in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Published: 10 August 2018
Prolonged exposure to dust, poor ventilation, and inadequate control of other related hazards pose a risk in work environments. In addressing this burden, the NEPAD Agency organized an intensive short course for occupational hygienists to build a pool of professionals that can anticipate, recognize, evaluate exposure, recommend appropriate measures and ensure adherence to international policies and standards. The short course took place in Kitwe, Zambia from 23 – 27 July 2018.
Published: 07 August 2018
Malawi has adopted the One Health Approach to combating diseases. In efforts to further strengthen disease surveillance, the country has successfully completed the second multi-sectoral training in laboratory based disease surveillance involving Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR), environmental and laboratory officers. The training took place in Salima district from 23 – 27 July 2018.