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The World Bank and the African Union’s Covid-19 Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) agree to work together to deploy vaccines for 400 million Africans

14 June 2021 – The President of the World Bank, Mr David Malpass, and his senior management team comprised of Dr Axel van Trotsenburg and Dr Makhtar Diop met with the African Union’s COVID-19 Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) to discuss modalities …

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This is a pivotal moment to bend the trend towards a fairer response to the global pandemic

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt around the world, with devastating impacts on children. Just in the first months of this year, nearly 50% of countries have experienced some level of disruptions to primary healthcare services, including child health services. 9.3 million…

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Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Near 4.76 Million: Africa CDC

ADDIS ABABA, May 25 (NNN-ENA) – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,759,772 as of yesterday noon, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), said. The Africa CDC, the specialised healthcare agency of the African Union,…

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ONE LIGHT, ONE TUNNEL: How commitments to COVID-19 vaccine equity can become reality for last mile communities (May 2021)

Introduction As COVID-19 vaccination campaigns progress in some countries around the world, we are seeing the light at the end of the global pandemic tunnel. By mid-April 2021, close to 735,000,000 vaccination doses had been administered, with over 405,000,000 individuals having received at…

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WHO issues new guidance for research on genetically modified mosquitoes to fight malaria and other vector-borne diseases

Geneva, 19 May – New guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) sets essential standards to inform future research and development on genetically modified mosquitoes, particularly in addressing issues relating to ethics, safety, affordability and effectiveness. Malaria and other vector-borne diseases, including dengue and…

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French Pres Macron hosts summit on post-Covid Africa finance

PARIS, May 18 (NNN-AGENCIES) — French President Emmanuel Macron Tuesday hosts African leaders and chiefs of global financial institutions for a summit meeting that will seek to provide Africa with critical financing swept away by the Covid-19 pandemic. Africa has so far been…

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WHO Cautions COVID-19 Pandemic Is Not Over

The World Health Organization warned Monday that while global infection and death rates are declining, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, contrary to the behavior in some nations where high numbers of people have been vaccinated. At the agency’s Monday briefing at its…

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Covid-19: African countries acquire over 38 million vaccines – Africa CDC

ADDIS ABABA, May 16 (NNN-AGENCIES) — African countries have acquired 38.03 million Covid-19 vaccines so far, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) disclosed. The Africa CDC, the specialised healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union, said 22.4 million Covid-19…

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Africa’s children are paying for COVID-19 with their futures

Smart debt relief is a must By Matthew Cummins and Paul Quarles van Ufford Dakar and Nairobi — While the global spotlight remains firmly fixed on the battle against COVID-19 in wealthy countries, the life and death challenges faced by populations in developing…

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Risks and challenges in Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Africa’s largest-ever vaccination drive is well under way. Forty-nine African countries are rolling out COVID-19 vaccines and over 22 million doses have been given on the continent. Valuable lessons are emerging, but major risks and challenges threaten Africa’s fragile gains. Supply crunch African countries, particularly the…

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