The African Union (AU) and Kuwait have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance and equip the Medical Centre at the AU Headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.

African Union headquarters
African Union headquarters
The agreement will provide a total of 5 million U.S. dollars from Kuwait to also support the African Centres for Disease Control (ACDCs), according to a statement from the pan-African bloc on Tuesday.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the AU Commission, and Rashed Al Hajri, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to AU, signed the MoU at a ceremony last Thursday, said the statement.

The MoU is aimed at boosting the capacity of the AU Commission to provide quality medical services to its employees and members of the diplomatic corps based in Addis Ababa, it said.

It will also contribute towards the operationalization of the ACDCs, which are set to monitor infectious diseases such as Ebola, as well as build member states’ capabilities on early warning, prevention and tackling of the diseases. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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