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AU-EU Summit 17-18 February 2022: A Science Agenda

The AERAP Africa-Europe Science Collaboration Platform will organise side events at the AU-EU Summit on 14-18 February 2022. The purpose of the meeting will be to promote awareness of the contribution of collaborative research and development as a critical aspect of EU-Africa relations and collaborations, in particular in addressing global challenges together.

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Raji Tajudeen

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Ethiopia)
Head, Division of Public Health Institutes and Research
Raji Tajudeen MD is a Medical Doctor with postgraduate qualifications in Pediatrics and Public Health. He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians and African Public Health Leaders Fellow of the Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs, UK. He has over 20 years of experience in Child Health and Public Health of which 16 years is at senior level. He has worked in different settings in the developing world; Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia. Additionally, Taj has strong experience working on programmes and projects for different international organizations. Further, he has academic and working knowledge of Health System Management, Health System Strengthening, Health Diplomacy, Maternal and Child Health, and Health in Humanitarian Emergencies. He is currently the Head of Public Health Institutes and Research of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). He coordinates the establishment and strengthening of National Public Health Institutes across the 55 African Union Member States. He oversees the establishment of the five Africa CDC Regional Collaborating Centers. He coordinates the Africa CDC Institute for Workforce Development and oversees the continental public health research agenda. Taj heads the healthcare preparedness and countermeasures section of the Africa CDC COVID-19 response. He co-chairs the case management technical working group of the Africa Taskforce on COVID-19. Taj has publications in Medical journals and has co-authored a chapter in a medical textbook.