Africa Public Health Foundation welcomes Aya Chebbi to the governing Council

The Africa Public Health Foundation is delighted to welcome Aya Chebbi to the governing Council of the Foundation.

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Aya Chebbi is an award-winning Pan-African feminist. She is the first African Union Youth Envoy and the youngest diplomat at the African Union Commission Chairperson’s Cabinet. She is the founder of multiple platforms such as Youth Programme of Holistic Empowerment Mentoring, coaching the next generation to be positive change agents, Afrika Youth Movement, one of Africa’s largest Pan-African youth-led movements and Afresist, a youth leadership program and multimedia platform documenting youth work in Africa. Ms. Chebbi said, “I am honored to join the Council of APHF to continue to support the important and tremendous work of Africa CDC and serve African youth in response to COVID-19 and beyond.”


As part of the Council, Ms. Chebbi will work with fellow members to ensure the effective management, administration and representation of the Africa Public Health Foundation, in collaboration with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). Ms. Chebbi serves alongside the Founder and Chair, Dr. Bernard Haufiku, Vice-Chair Ambassador Dennis Awori and Council members Dr. Francisco Songane and Mr. Assad Abdullatiff.  The day to day operations of the Foundation are led by the Director, Sahra Noor.


“We are excited to welcome Aya Chebbi to the governing Council,” said Dr. Bernard Haufiku. “Ms. Chebbi brings a great deal of experience to the Africa Public Health Foundation, representing not only the African Union as Youth Envoy, but also having served on the Board of Directors of CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation and the World Refugee Council.”


The APHF, launched on 6th September 2019 at the World Economic Forum on Africa, is the platform for partnerships and philanthropy in service of the Africa CDC. The Foundation is working with Africa CDC to mobilise funds for an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the work that will follow to strengthen emergency response systems across the continent.