African Youth are central to the fight  against COVID-19 

Health is a human right, and no matter where you are, you must have access to timely & affordable health care. Our dearest African youth, we hope you’re safe in light of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, we urge you to stay home to maintain the safety of yourself and your family.

Latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from Africa CDC
African Union Response Activities    
Africa CDC produced two podcasts to provide information about the outbreak >>  
The distribution of test kits from the Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy-Jack Ma & Alibaba Foundations Initiative has been completed in Member States.

Africa CDC is following the validation of the new testing protocol with Member States. Africa CDC is planning for distribution of additional 40,000 tests to countries that are in critical need. Coronavirus supplies donated by Alibaba's Jack Ma arrives Africa
Africa CDC in collaboration with the Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) launched a call for innovative communication projects on COVID-19 based on African languages targeted at the semi-urban and rural population across Africa.  Find Out about the Call for Projects
The AU Youth Envoy's message for World Health Day was; 'Health is a human right, and no matter where you are, you must have access to timely & affordable health care. We thank all health workers for their resilience & commitment esp during this #COVID19 pandemic.'
Ahead of an expected surge in cases of COVID-19 in Africa, the African Union and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) have launched Africa COVID-19 Response Fund, a financial instrument to mobilise and manage funds from the private sector in Africa, and other well-wishers with the support of several African banks. 

COVID-19 Response Fund will operate under the supervision of the African Union through its public health institution Africa CDC, which will determine priority interventions and actions.

Underlying the role of youth to tackle COVID19, in collaboration with Africa CDC, the Office of the Youth Envoy convened over 170 youth leaders from 40 countries during 10 consultations. You can also host or participate find out more here. 
During COVID-19 “Solidarity , help and hopes”
Here’s how Africans are combating  the fear of the coronavirus,
Creatives Community fighting COVID-19 
African artists spreading awareness through catchy songs 

African  Artists are taking action creating informational songs and music videos through a diverse  range of styles and languages. African Music artists have taken to social media to educate individuals on how to maintain personal hygiene in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic prevention, creating awareness, fighting myths about Coronavirus, promoting practices like social distancing , lockdown and hand-washing.   

In South Africa, The Ndlovu Youth Choir assist by creating a colorful dancing short video in English and Zulu, to explain some basic guidelines and advising Africans not to panic, to wash their hands and to avoid touching their faces.

The song lyrics says:"Wash your hands, don't touch your face...we will beat corona. Don't panic. Don't spread rumors”

BOBI WINE & NUBIAN LI in Uganda are creating Corona Virus Alert, sharing the seriousness of the situation and describing the Corona symptoms simply, convincing people to take part in the potential solution through keeping social distancing and quarantine.

"Remember to always wash your hands. Wash the back, wash the front, wash the inside.and if you sneeze you should dab," through this lyrics, the Nigerian singer ASA is encouraging people to sneeze into their elbows and wash their hands through sharing  a cheerfully singing video on social media.

We go win corona” Award winning Nigerian musician, Cobhams Asuquo, releases a heartfelt song in the fight against COVID19.

"Stay in the House as in Times of War"Koffi Olomide in a new song.

You(th) are a part of the solution
Fighting COVID-19: Young Africans taking action 

Changemakers sharing their contributions towards fighting the coronavirus. check out youth inspirational stories and share your stories. 

Turning Drums into Handwashing Basins

In the midst of the corona, A Nigerian furniture-maker, Bamigbose Adams, has begun turning old metal drums into custom hand-washing basins to be sold in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city,

COVID-19 -Christian Aid and Youth Challenge Fund 

With the  support from Christain Aid, Youth Hub Africa launches a nationwide Youth Challenge Fund , in order to provide Grant to young people to deliver innovative solutions to identified challenges within their communities. 

“The fund is in recognition of the immense capacity of young people to address some of the growing developmental challenges across communities in Nigeria, if given the opportunity and required resources. We have therefore put this in place as part of our mandate to end poverty in Nigeria.” said Christian Aid Nigeria’s Country Director, Charles Usie .

CODE: Teaching children in Adamawa simple sanitation & hygiene procedures

Rural Adamawa Children  learn the importance of washing their hands thoroughly.

Have you applied for African Youth Charter Hustlers yet?
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