AFRICAN UNION

Without Literacy, people are excluded even from the most basic information they may need for their daily lives. With the COVID-19 containment measures, we have seen health literacy taking center stage as a foundation, on which citizens are enabled to play an active role in improving their own health and that of their communities, notes African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson, Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa.

The Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25) notes that illiteracy is a major challenge to the adoption of scientific and technological innovations, geared towards improvements in Health Agriculture and Livelihoods. One of the strategic objectives of CESA-16-25 is “Launching of comprehensive and effective literacy programmes across the continent to eradicate the scourge of illiteracy”, notes African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson, Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa at the Launch of the Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Educators and Learners.