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Africa-Europe health pact boosted by €6m deal


Investment aims to spur genomic surveillance and strengthen public health laboratories in African Union

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and its European counterpart, the EU’s Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority, have entered into two agreements to improve health systems across the African continent.

Funded through a €6 million (US$6.5m) commitment made by the EU on 5 February, the agreements aim to support the scaling-up of genomic surveillance of diseases, and to strengthen public health laboratory network capacities for outbreak detection and response.

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