Through the pandemic and beyond: New report reveals regional partnerships are key to COVID-19 recovery in Africa – MENAFN.COM

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(MENAFN - African Press Organization) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 7, 2021/APO Group/ -- A new report by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and UNDP presents the key results from the evolving partnership between the two organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With over 3 million people infected and almost 100, 000 lives lost across the continent, the report places a spotlight on societal resilience across sectors, the sheer determination by Africans to minimize the health impact, as well as the social disruption and economic consequences of the pandemic. From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the African Union was one of the first regional institutions to adopt a Joint Continental Strategy for the COVID-19 Outbreak (https://bit. ly/39Kb6E7).

Within the framework of the Strategy, and in consonance with UNDP's corporate offer to help countries prepare for, respond to and recover from COVID-19, the Regional Bureau for Africa established a strong partnership with the Africa CDC. Dr. Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, Deputy Director of the Africa CDC, stated, 'Throughout Africa, people are looking inward for the innovations that will move the continent forward. We're looking ahead, to anticipate the needs of the next generations and envision a more...