AU special envoy for Covid-19, Strive Masiyiwa says global partners and sponsors have promised to, as soon as possible, deliver at least 50% of the required doses of Covid-19 needed to vaccinate 60% of the African population.
Masiyiwa says the announcement follows engagements with the WTO, the WHO and other partners.
He says the majority of the doses of vaccine would reach African countries through the COVAX-facility.
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