Africa needs $9bn to buy, distribute 1.4bn doses of COVID-19 vaccines —WHO

The World Health Organisation says Africa will need at least $9bn to procure and distribute 1.4 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines. The Immunisation and Vaccines Development Programme Coordinator, WHO, Dr. Richard Mihigo, said this on Thursday at the WHO Africa online press briefing on ramping up preparedness for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in Africa. Mihigo stated that there was a need to ensure an equitable and timely distribution of the vaccines. Responding to a question, Mihigo said, “We will definitely need to vaccinate between 60 to 70 per cent of the…

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