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A Call for an African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mary Slosson

Some African leaders have begun to call for an African equivalent of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help combat diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis during a meeting of the African Union.

Ethiopia's Foreign Minister Tedros Ghebreyesus made the call for such an entity to exist under the umbrella of the AU to help fight the diseases across the continent during the meeting in Abuja, Nigeria.

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