The World Health Organization says it hopes to, by February of next year, deliver at least 30% of the required doses of covid-19 vaccines to the African continent.
WHO director general, Tedros Ghebreyesus says the initial aim was to vaccinate at least 60% of the continent’s population by the end of this year.
Ghebreyesus says the big difference in vaccination rates between rich and poor countries can be bridged.
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- Promises to deliver at least 50% of the required doses of covid-19 – needed to vaccinate 60% of the African population – as soon as possible.
- Discussions on introduction of vaccination passport ongoing.
- The country has moved to Adjusted Alert Level 2 of the lockdown regulations.
Honoured to host a meeting of leaders to discuss the urgent need to scale up #VaccinEquity in Africa & 🌎 where people at risk still await 1st & 2nd doses. Thanks Strive Masiyiwa, @Jnkengasong, @SongweVera, Benedict Oramah, @GaviSeth, @MoetiTshidi, @CEPIvaccines’ Richard Hatchett pic.twitter.com/LNIzHuCZ8j
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) September 14, 2021