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African Center for Disease Control’s scope highlighted


African Center for Disease Control’s scope highlighted

Djibouti, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Eastern Africa, based in Djibouti, highlighted on Thursday the importance of the establishment in Ethiopia of the new headquarters of the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa-CDC).

The site, built with Chinese investment, is essential for the strengthening of regional health potentialities, IGAD Spokesperson Nuur Mohamud Sheekh told FANA Broadcasting Corporation.

According to the agency, Mohamud Sheekh stressed that the institution would play a role in strengthening public services, diagnostic capabilities, and preparedness to mitigate the continent’s health problems.

On Wednesday, China Foreign Minister Qin Gang and African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat presided over the inauguration of the CDC-Africa headquarters in Addis Ababa.

Comprising Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda, the IGAD is the successor of the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development.

It was founded in 1996 to address the problems of those states.


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