Amref Health Africa

Health

Background

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC)
strengthens the capacity and capability of Africa’s
public health institutions as well as partnerships to detect and respond
quickly and effectively to disease threats and outbreaks, based on data-driven
interventions and programmes.

The CDC was established in January 2016 by the 26th
Assembly of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government and has
been in operation since 2017 following the Assembly’s recognition of the urgent
need for a specialized agency to support African Union (AU) Member States in
strengthening health systems by building the capacity of public health
institutions on the prevention, preparedness and response to health emergencies
(including outbreaks, man-made and natural disasters, and public health events
of regional and international concern), and reducing the disease burden on the
continent.

To effectively carry out its mandate, the Africa CDC
rolled out a Strategic Plan 2017-2021, which outlines a path towards attaining
an integrated and prosperous continent; through tackling all communicable
diseases, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and significantly reducing
non-communicable diseases, injury and trauma.

Amref Health Africa as the largest health development
non-governmental international organisation based in Africa is committed to
improving health and health has a mission to increase sustainable health access
to communities in Africa through solutions in human resources for health,
health services delivery and investments in health.  Amref Health Africa and the CDC are working
in partnership to achieve their combined mandates.

As part of their partnership, Amref
Health Africa has been tasked to support the Africa CDC to address challenges
faced in strengthening health systems through two key outputs:

i)  Organizational development and project management capacities of
the Africa CDC strengthened.

ii) Partnership management of the Africa CDC strengthened.

To achieve this aim, Amref Health and
the CDC are jointly seeking to recruit a consultant to undertake a partnership
status review, develop a partnership management strategy and support the
development of a Partnership Management Information System (PMIS).

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