The preeminent CDC, based in Atlanta, Georgia, announced to provide the Africa CDC with technical expertise and advice that includes establishing an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) within the AU headquarters located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and possible future expansion to at least five regional sites. Following the announcement CDC has mandated Tulane University Center for Global Health Equity to provide technical assistance in order to envisage the establishment of the Africa CDC. Thus through the generous funding from CDC Foundation in order to kick start the establishment of the Africa CDC and later utilizing other matching funds through CDC.
Tulane has successfully executed a range of activities leading to the establishment of the envisaged center. All activities involve active participation of experts and the leaderships of the AU, CDC and Tulane. Experts composed of architects, civil engineers, IT experts, public health and field epidemiologists experts, EOC experts assembled together to perform the tasks that have resulted in the establishment of state-of-the-art EOC that is equipped with vitalization technologies including large capacity servers , workstations and office space for experts.