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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted Africa’s overdependence on imports to meet vaccine needs for epidemic response and routine immunization. The continent imports over 90% of its vaccines. In response to these needs, the African Union (AU) and the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) launched t...
The novel coronavirus has spread from China to over
170 countries – including all African countries – with millions of cases and
hundreds of thousands of deaths globally. Egypt recorded Africa’s first COVID-19
case on February 14, 2020. In six months, the continent has gone from one to a million confirmed cases
with over 700, 000 recoveries. ...
The World Health Organization
(WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11. The
novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has now spread to more than 170 countries and regions with over 400,000 confirmed COVID-19
cases and more than 19,000 deaths. Over 100,000 people have so far recovered. Although
Europe is the current epicenter of the pandemic with p...
medicines, vaccines and other health technologies is central to achieving
universal health coverage (UHC) across Africa. UHC refers to access to
high-quality health services for all with financial protection. It is a global
health and development agenda which has received widespread attention and
endorsement by global leaders, most no...
Nearly all African countries have endorsed the continental free trade agreement. Trading is scheduled to commence in 2020 after key negotiations are concluded. Implementation of the agreement is likely to impact health in at least five areas: human capital investments, health innovations, trade for social impact, health security and universal he...
Heads of states and governments, multilateral institutions and representatives of civil society and the private sector gathered in Addis Ababa from July 13 to 16 for the third international conference on Financing for Development (FfD3), to decide how the global community will finance the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Building on the 200...