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AU summit appoints new director for Africa CDC

Image: Information and Communication Directory of the AU (AU-ICD)

Congolese doctor Jean Kaseya chosen to steer continental disease control agency

African heads of state appointed Congolese physician Jean Kaseya as the new head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention last week.

The appointment comes nine months after Africa CDC’s first director, John Nkengasong, stepped down from the role to take up a position coordinating US global policy on HIV/Aids. Kaseya takes over from the organisation’s interim head, Ahmed Ogwell Ouma.

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