Statement on the 1st Africa CDC Youth Pre-Conference
6 February 2023
1ST AFRICA CENTRES FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (AFRICA CDC) YOUTH PRE-CONFERENCE UNDER THE THEME “MEANINGFUL YOUTH ENGAGEMENT FOR ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE HEALTH SECURITY IN AFRICA” 10-11 DECEMBER 2022 A side event at the margins of the 2nd International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2022) OUTCOME STATEMENT BACKGROUND Africa continues to experience the highest incidence of publi. [...] Therefore, the African Union Heads of State, Governments, and participating Heads of Delegation called for the full implementation of the New Public Health Order for Africa during the sidelines of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. [...] ● Harness the creativity of youth in the development of youth friendly information content and platforms for engagement on public health and the New Public Health Order. [...] Capacity building of emerging public health leaders ● Promote the recruitment of African youth with specialized skills through capacity building and training as well as the establishment of a continental Young Professionals in Public Health Program within the Africa CDC. [...] The aim is to kick- start a long-term strategic engagement between Africa CDC and young people, to advance the full implementation of the New Public Health Order (NPHO) and thereby, drive health security in Africa and globally.