Together for a healthy, prosperous Africa


AU Member States


US$ million raised since 2020





Africa Public Health Foundation

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

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Funded Programs in delivery with Africa CDC

COVID-19 vaccinations

Programmes active in Cameroon, Namibia, Zambia and Kenya to support vaccination centres, with additional Rapid Responders deployed in Senegal and Kenya

Work at Regional Level

Supporting Regional Coordinating Centres in West and Central Africa (Gabon and Nigeria) to implement surveillance and laboratory programmes

COVID-19 testing

Distributing more than 500,000 rapid tests in 12 countries, while also building diagnostic capacity.

Community health workers

Training and supporting over 1,500 Community Health Workers in five countries

Our Partners

Providing the platform for philanthropists and partners to collaborate with Africa CDC, so that together we can work towards a healthy, prosperous Africa

Catalysing and coordinating partnerships

The establishment of the Africa Public Health Foundation marks a step-change in the way that partners can collaborate with Africa CDC and leverage their support. Working together on collective funding opportunities while also ensuring that funds are re-invested in resource mobilization and advocacy means that partners have a dedicated platform from which to launch ambitious initiatives in support of Africa CDC

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Funded initiatives

See how our partnerships are making an impact

Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing

Strengthening regional collaboration

Accelerating vaccine equity

“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 HaufikuFounder, Africa Public Health Foundation

“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.”

Dr. John NkengasongPrevious Director of Africa CDC (2017-2022)

“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.”

H.E. Amira ElFadilFormer Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union Commission (2017-2021)

The Africa Public Health Foundation is sincerely grateful to all the donors who have given us grants to fund various public health initiatives. It is our mission to forge partnerships and mobilise resources for Africa CDC. This was critical in facing the COVID-19 pandemic and this kind of collaboration is needed now more than ever.

Dr Francisco SonganeInterim CEO (January 2021 - May 2023)

Counting down to the World's most significant health events, the World Health Assembly. Our CEO @DrEmeruemJnr will be representing us in Geneva from 27 May to 1 June 2024! The theme this year is "All for Health, Health for All." More updates to follow. See you there! #WHA77

I presided over The #KofiAnnan Fellowship for Global Health Leadership graduation ceremony, where I urged the 20 remarkable fellows representing 13 African countries to champion relentless advocacy for the continent.
They committed to advancing the goal of fostering cooperation

@AfricaPHF @bernard_haufiku @DrEmeruemJnr @DrEmeruemJnr passion and inspiring leadership was indeed brought to @AfricaPHF during her time. An enduring passion for public health in Africa, which I learnt a lot from. I wish her the very best in her future endeavours. I will be rooting for her.

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