Here we attempt to bring together all the information, resources and updates being provided by all the African networks and pan-African organisations who work in health research. The aim is to make it as easy as possible to find the right information, support and guidance, by connecting all the African initiatives together and making all the sources of reliable information and tools both accessible and discoverable. 

The African region has shifted from Coronavirus outbreak preparedness to COVID-19 response, from the time the first case was reported in China in January 2020 to the first reported case in Africa on the 15th February in Egypt. All initial cases in Africa were imported via foreign nationals who arrived from different Coronavirus epicenters around the globe. By 13th May 2020, all 54 African nations had confirmed cases of COVID-19. By September 24th 2020, the number of confirmed cases in Africa has risen to more than 1.4 million and caused more than 34,000 deaths. South Africa is the country with the highest number of cases in Africa, with over 50% of the total confirmed cases.

NEW: 1st International Conference on Public Health in Africa






Africa CDC are organising this 'One Year Later' conference to review lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and opportunities to re-evaluate the new normal in public health practice in Africa.

- Day 1: Exploring the Science of COVID-19

- Day 2: Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 and our Response

- Day 3: Reflecting on Lessons Learned and Mapping the Way Forward

More information can be found here.


Follow these links for more information on the COVID-19 response in Africa:


Click to find a collection of resurces (SOPs, Clinical Characterisation Protocols, African trial databases) specific to COVID-19 research in Africa.


Click to find updates and links regarding public health interventions across Africa.


Click to find updates and links regarding testing and diagnostic research across Africa.


Click to find information about the trajectory and risk factor of COVID-19 in Africa.


Click to find more about our open workshops where an expert panel of researchers from Africa share their research efforts towards tackling the pandemic.

Africa Resources - per Country

Click your country to see links to government resources and advice on COVID-19.

Key research organisation contacts:

The following is a list of contacts within African organisations, including the WHO Africa, CDC Africa and EDCTP Centres of Excellence who are preparing to deal with this response. You can find more information also via the partner links listed in the right hand navigation. 

Africa-CDC   |   African Society for Laboratory Medicine   |   WANETAM NoE   |   CANTAM NoE   |   EACCR NoE   |   TESA NoE   |   ALERRT   |   PANDORA   |   WHO AFRO

If you have anything to add or suggestions on what would be useful please get in touch: