The African Union and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating to create the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. The African CDC will serve the whole continent of Africa.
The idea for the African CDC came about before last year's Ebola outbreak, but has been fast-tracked to serve future health emergencies. The public health institute will launch later this year with an African Surveillance and Response Unit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Dr. Tom Kenyon, director of the Center for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tells Here & Now's Robin Young about this initiative and what the U.S. role will be in the collaboration.
This segment aired on April 21, 2015.