African Union - China health collaboration bears tangible fruits...
𝘈𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯 - 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘢 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘴…
Headquarters of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in Addis Ababa, capital of #Ethiopia expected to be completed by December this year. Constructed and funded by #China, the 90,000 m2 landmark project, including offices, laboratories and facilities is expected to be completed within 25 months after commence end of 2020.
On Jan 31, 2017, heads of states and governments of the #AfricanUnion and the leadership of the African Union Commission officially launched the Africa CDC in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Africa CDC infrastructure initiative was once a USA-Africa collaboration development but among others the suspension of #USA aid to #WHO during Trump’s presidency made the African Union turn towards China for the construction and development of health infrastructure in #Africa.
The Africa CDC infrastructure is a major step forward in organization for coordination and dealing with disease threats such as ebola, tuberculosis, malaria or pandemics like #COVID19 on the African continent.
While world leaders in the West are busy provoking and financing proxy wars ... a quote from an African official : “Every time China comes, we get a hospital. Every time Europe comes we get a lecture.”