The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in parts of West Africa was the largest, longest, most severe, and most complex in the nearly four-decade history of this disease. It is in this context that the African Union Commission (AUC) has organised the International Conference on Africa’s fight against Ebola under the theme “Africa helping Africans in the Ebola Recovery and Reconstruction”. The conference is currently ongoing in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
The Cost of Hunger Study in Africa (COHA) is a project led by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, and supported by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP). COHA is a multi-country study aimed at estimating the economic and social impacts of child undernutrition in Africa.
In the 10 years since its creation, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) had helped countries improve their agriculture, infrastructure and health sectors, and future priorities now centred on working with regional economic communities to further increase the continent’s engagement with the international community, top United Nations and regional officials said today at a Headquarters press briefing.