Addis Ababa October 17/2020 (ENA) The AU COVID-19 Response Fund will launch webinar fundraiser to tell and solicit assist and contributions from the African non-public sector, public and different companions, to be able to make sure the continent can reply successfully to the unprecedented international disaster.
The AU COVID-19 Response Fund is a car for the implementation of the continental technique to fight the pandemic.
“To date, we have raised 44 million, we need your help to raise a further 300 million USD to tackle the immediate effects of COVID-19 in Africa,” AU mentioned in its assertion.
The primary aims of the fund are to mitigate the social, financial and humanitarian affect of COVID-19 in all African nations; increase the capability of the Africa CDC to assist response to public well being emergencies throughout the continent; and assist the procurement and distribution of important COVID-19 medical provides.
Chairperson of AU and President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa in a name to motion mentioned “now is the time to come together as one continent to tackle the biggest health crisis of our generation.”
WHO Director Normal, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and a number of other African celebrities are anticipated to attend the two-hour programme.
The occasion might be broadcast within the African Union working languages of Arabic, English, French and Portuguese.