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A health worker prepares to administer COVID-19 vaccines.
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Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine uptake increases by 15%

Around 62 million doses were administered across the continent in February up from 54 million in January.
World Health Organization
By WHO
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WHO announces first technology recipients of mRNA vaccine hub with strong support from African and European partners

Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia to establish mRNA vaccine production
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By WHO
Currently 6 million people are vaccinated on average every week in Africa.
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Africa needs to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination six-fold

The slow uptake in COVID-19 vaccines in Africa requires global partners and countries to reset their programmes.
World Health Organization
By WHO
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COVID-19 vaccines: AU, Africa CDC and COVAX call on donors and manufacturers to accelerate access

Joint statement on actions needed from 1 January 2022 on dose donations to African countries.
Benedict Okey Oramah, President of Afreximbank and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the African Union
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Africa needs more funds to fight COVID-19

—Benedict Okey Oramah, President of Afreximbank and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund.
OVAX aims to ship 520 million doses of vaccine to Africa by the end of 2021.
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COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa ramp up

The rise in vaccine shipments comes as Africa sees its second week of falling case numbers after a steep and unbroken eight-week surge.
World Health Organization
By WHO
Minister for Health, Dr. Dorothy Gwajima, together with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Liberata M
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Tanzania receives first COVID-19 vaccine batch

Over 1 million Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses arrived on Saturday from the US.
Africa faces steepest COVID-19 surge yet
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Africa faces steepest COVID-19 surge yet

The COVID-19 upsurge comes as the vaccine supply crunch persists.
World Health Organization
By WHO
Attitudes towards vaccines and acceptance of vaccination varies across countries and communities.
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Nine in 10 African countries set to miss urgent COVID-19 vaccination goal

Just 2% of the continent’s nearly 1.3 billion people have received one dose and only 9.4 million Africans are fully vaccinated.
World Health Organization
By WHO
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