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Ninth Pan African Meeting of Directors of Veterinary Vaccine Laboratories Opens

The African Union Commission (AUC) is hosting the Ninth Pan African Meeting of Directors of Veterinary Vaccine Laboratories, which kicked off on 29th August 2016, in Antananarivo, Madagascar

The African Union Commission (AUC) is hosting the Ninth Pan African Meeting of Directors of Veterinary Vaccine Laboratories, which kicked off on 29th August 2016, in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The main objective of the three day workshop is to review the reports from African Union Member States’ vaccine production laboratories, on…

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African governments must act to address the risks of unsafe food and aflatoxins

Food systems are rapidly changing, bringing greater attention to issues of food safety. In 2010 alone foodborne hazards caused 600 million illnesses and 420,000 deaths across the world. 40 percent of this disease burden was among children under five years of age. Aflatoxin contamination is one of the most pervasive…

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AUC holds workshop on engaging the health and nutrition sectors in aflatoxin control in Africa

The two-day workshop under the theme “Mitigating the Health and Nutrition Impacts of Aflatoxins in Africa through Uncommon Partnerships” commenced today at the African Union Commission (AUC), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop brought together stakeholders from the health and nutrition sectors; including representatives from member states, Partnership for Aflatoxin…

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Workshop on “Engaging the Health and Nutrition Sectors in Aflatoxin Control in Africa”

INVITATION TO PREPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA What: The Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) Workshop on “Engaging the             Health and Nutrition Sectors in Aflatoxin Control in Africa” Theme: Mitigating the Health and Nutrition Impacts of Aflatoxins in Africa through Uncommon               Partnership    When: 23-24 March 2016 Where: African…

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Press Statement of 575th PSC Meeting on Natural Resources and Conflicts in Africa

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 575th meeting, held on 11 February 2016, in Addis Ababa, dedicated an open session to the theme: natural resources and conflicts in Africa. Council listened to a presentation by the Oxfam Representative to the AU, as well as statements…

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6th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security commemorated

The commemoration of the 6th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS) took place on 30 October 2015 with a call for enhanced efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition in Africa, through women’s empowerment. This year’s celebration themed “Empowering Our Women, Securing Our Food, Improving Our Nation,’’ is organized…

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Special Session of the Fridays of the Commission: “Petition to the United Nations General Assembly proposing that 9th September be declared the World Great Apes Day and seek to build support for the initiative

The African Union Commission on the 18th of September 2015 hosted the conference-debate of the “Fridays of the Commission’’ under the theme “World Great Apes Day: Improving the wellbeing of communities through conservation of great Apes and Critical ecosystems and eliminating illegal wildlife trade”. The event organized  by the African…