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African Union - China health collaboration bears tangible fruits...

๐˜ˆ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ - ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ดโ€ฆ

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.

The $ 80 million project is the first phase with five regional Africa CDC centres scheduled to be constructed in #Egypt, #Gabon, #Kenya, #Nigeria and #Zambia during coming years.

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 Trumpโ€™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 : โ€œEvery time China comes, we get a hospital. Every time Europe comes we get a lecture.โ€

#healthcare #diseaseprevention #pandemic #disease #healthcontrol

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