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Covid-19 – Vaccination: 15 million doses of vaccines distributed in Africa

The African Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the Mastercard Foundation announce that 15.2 million anti-Covid-19 vaccines purchased as part of the “Saving Lives and Livelihoods” initiative. livelihoods) have been distributed across Africa, announces a joint statement from the two organizations dated November 29, 2021.

“The rapid delivery of these vaccines is a testament to the effectiveness of the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (Avat). (…) Great efforts are still needed to decisively accelerate the vaccination rate ”, indicates the president and managing director of the Mastercard Foundation, Reeta Roy, quoted by the document. With this Avat program, “we have obtained enough doses to vaccinate 450 million people by September 2022”, announces the special envoy of the African Union (AU), Strive Masiyiwa.

This initiative, launched in June 2021, aims to vaccinate “millions of people, training people capable of manufacturing vaccines.” It also aims “to strengthen the capacity of the Africa CDC to oversee a historic vaccination campaign and to respond effectively to future epidemics,” the document said.

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