The COVID-19 outbreak is a global development issue. Beyond the millions of infections and thousands of lives lost, the outbreak is disrupting education, employment and economic activities, and global supply chain and international trade through the unprecedented government policy measures to tackle the spread of the virus. In the African region, countries have now reported over 1,000,000 cases and 26,329 deaths, and as the virus continues, collaborative approaches at regional and global levels are important to the national COVID-19 responses.
In this UNU-IIGH Public Seminar, we ask how are regional organisations consolidating and coordinating efforts to mitigate the associated health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19 in Africa. Dr Raji Tajudeen, Head of Division, Public Health Institutes and Research at Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), will discuss how the African Union – through the Africa CDC – has taken the lead on continental response efforts against COVID-19.
About the speaker
Dr Raji Tajudeen is the Head of Division, Public Health Institutes and Research at Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).