African CDC Must Engage With WHO, AFRO To Achieve Its Health Goals
The Lancet: The African CDC and WHO AFRO
“…If the African CDC develops into a strong organization, it should help bolster disease surveillance and response on the continent. However, it needs to work with existing health agencies in Africa, especially WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), to ensure a coordinated, comprehensive response to health challenges in the region. Surprisingly, the releases by the USA and the A.U. about the African CDC do not mention WHO or AFRO. This omission could signal their lack of confidence in WHO and AFRO following perceived failures in the West African Ebola outbreak. But this is not the time to disengage with either. WHO needs continued investment from countries, including the USA, to respond effectively to global health threats…” (4/25).