About the Africa Public Health Foundation

The Africa Public Health Foundation exists to forge partnerships and mobilize resources to support critical public health initiatives across the continent, in service of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

The philanthropic platform for Africa CDC 

Knowing that epidemic preparedness and response requires the kind of speed, agility and cooperation that philanthropy can offer, the Africa CDC set up the Africa Public Health Foundation in 2019. The pandemic that has taken hold since has shown us all the importance of collaboration across sectors and borders.


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Philanthropists are invited to collaborate with the Africa Public Health Foundation to co-design programs that support the acceleration of Africa CDC’s critical work.



“No one doubts that the road to pandemic preparedness requires unprecedented levels of political and financial engagement. It is difficult but achievable. The health of the continent, and of the world, depends on all of us keeping our commitments.”John Nkengasong, Director, Africa CDC.


“Africa CDC is privileged with the political will of the highest levels of African leadership and shall harness this opportunity to advance its mission in addressing the public health emergencies that the continent faces. Our joint efforts and in collaboration with all stakeholders will allow us to be better prepared for pandemics and emergency responses, and it is through such partnerships we can move towards a better, healthier Africa.” Amira Elfadil, Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union Commission.


“Global health security remains an ever-present challenge to everyone on this planet, the least of which is the 1 Billion Africans, the majority of them being youth with huge innovative potential and demographic dividends. African Public Health Foundation is here to serve as a catalyst for resource mobilization, especially financial resources and to build bridges of true partnership between public and private sectors, leveraging on the resourcefulness of the private sector and philanthropists to strengthen African healthcare systems. Together we can do more!” Bernard Haufiku, Founder, Africa Public Health Foundation.


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