January 14

Covid-19: Africa Secures About 300 Million Vaccine Doses

The African Union has secured close to 300 million Covid-19 vaccine doses, a top official for Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Tuesday, January 13.

Nicaise Ndembi, senior science adviser for the Africa CDC noted that the current AU chair, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, is expected to announce detailed information of the news on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.

He pointed out that 300 million doses are being secured independently of the global COVAX effort aimed at distributing Covid-19 vaccines to lower-income countries.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Schludi.

Source: The New Times (link opens in a new window)

coronavirus, financial access, healthcare, LMICs, vaccines