Monday, October 25, 2021
African Union Member States will receive an additional 10 million doses of AstraZeneca and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines over the next three months, through a new partnership between the French government and African Union. The vaccines will be allocated and distributed by the initiative known as the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) and the COVAX global vaccine initiative. The AVAT...
During the pandemic, wealthy countries led the way in rapidly developing and producing COVID-19 vaccines. The same countries then bought up and administered those vaccines to their own populations, and have even ordered boosters for already-vaccinated people. Meanwhile, many developing countries have not been able to deliver even one...
Amidst the ongoing nationwide second jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, handling the management of Covid-19 waste, has assured Ghanaians of correct and safe disposal of Covid waste that will be generated at the various vaccine centres. The Zoomlion Bono East Regional Manager, George Menu, gave the assurance...
Heads of international development institutions held a closed-door session with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday to discuss the uneven global economic recovery, access to vaccines, and strategies to drive a recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. Merkel was joined by the heads of the African Development Bank, World Trade Organization,...
The global COVID-19 pandemic should not dampen investor appetite in Africa. The continent remains an investment destination of choice despite the challenges, panelists at an opening session of the 2021 Africa Singapore Business Forum heard on August 23. Trade between Singapore and Africa has been growing steadily over the past...
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, China, upholding the vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind, provided information to the World Health Organization and relevant countries in a most timely fashion, released the genome sequence at the earliest possible time, shared control and treatment experience with the...
No one would want to repeat the past 18 months. COVID-19, climate change, and global political developments have left tens of millions of people worse off physically and financially. The news has been filled with accounts of horrifying death rates, viral mutations, pandemic restrictions, extreme weather, economic hardship, political...
The Africa CEO Forum’s in partnership with IFC, will host its first-ever virtual gathering to bring together private sector CEOs, leading experts, and policymakers, high-profile business executives, investors, and government ministers to discuss the future of Africa’s private sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-day event will...
The Kumbungu District Assembly collaboration with Ghana Health Services and Kings Medical Centre has mapped out a strategy towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and the new Delta Variant from entering the District. In view of that, some health personnel have been trained and assigned into the communities to...
Women have fared worse during COVID than men as the rural‑urban divide deepens and income falls across sub-Saharan Africa In sub-Saharan Africa, the gender inequities of the COVID-19 pandemic follow different paths but almost always end up the same: women have suffered disproportionate economic harm from the crisis. Rural or urban....
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