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Medical Tourism: Africa CDC and UNICEF Forge Partnership to Bolster Healthcare Initiatives

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In a significant stride towards fortifying healthcare capabilities across the continent, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) joined forces on Thursday, February 29, through a strategic partnership.

This collaborative endeavor aims to enhance primary healthcare, optimize supply chain management, facilitate pooled procurement, and fortify emergency response mechanisms, signaling a united front in advancing healthcare initiatives in Africa.

According to thenationonlineng.net, this was made known in a post shared on its X handle on Thursday, February 29.

“Today, Africa CDC and UNICEFsigned an expanded partnership focusing on strengthening primary healthcare, supply chain management, pooled procurement, & emergency response.

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H.E Dr. Jean Kaseya, Director General of Africa CDC, and Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director for Humanitarian Action & Supply Operations, signed the agreement at Africa CDC HQ.

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Africa CDC is proud of its collaboration with UNICEF to optimise supply chains, empower community health workers, & advance local manufacturing. The partnership will also strengthen immunisation systems.

Africa imports 99% of its vaccines and 70 to 90% of its medicines and medical devices, which is a significant challenge. The expanded partnership will aim to achieve sustainable production & supply of essential health commodities through African manufacturers.

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