The Africa CDC Financing Project (ACDCP)

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About The ACDCP

The Africa CDC is a specialized technical institution of the African Union established to support public health initiatives of Member States and strengthen the capacity of their public health institutions to detect, prevent, control, and respond quickly and effectively to disease threats. To help Africa CDC and countries in the region cope with the burden of disease threats and outbreaks, the World Bank has provided funding to the Africa CDC headquarters in Addis Ababa, the Southern Africa Regional Coordinating Centre (SA-RCC) in Lusaka, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) and the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) for strengthening vital institutional capacities to execute measurable public health functions through the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Regional Investment Financing Project (ACDCP).

Goals and Objectives
The overall Project Development Objective (PDO) is to support Africa CDC to strengthen continental and regional infectious disease detection and response systems.

The Project has five strategic components :

Human Resource Development

Public Health AssetsA Contingent Emergency Response Component For Ethiopia And Zambia

Project Management Support

Governance, Advocacy & Operational Frameworks

Public Health Asset Creation, Development and Management

Each component has complementary actions defined under sub-components for each implementing entity.

In Zambia, the Project will provide Human resource capacity strengthening to the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) and support operationalization of the Africa CDC Southern Africa Regional Collaborating Centre (SA-RCC) based in Lusaka, Zambia. The Project will include the construction, equipping, and staffing of a Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) National Public Health Reference Laboratory and Office Complex that will serve as a Regional Centre of Excellence and provide additional capacity to support the Southern Africa region. The project is being implemented by Ministry of Health through Zambia National Health Institute of Public Health (ZNPHI.

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