Global Health warns of a new corona wave in Africa

On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) regional office for Africa warned that a new wave of coronavirus could spread across the continent because vaccination efforts are taking longer than in other parts of the world.

It was told in a statement by the WHO regional office in Brazzaville that “due to the delay in dispensing doses of Covid-19 vaccines from the Serum Institute in India manufactured to Africa, the slow use of vaccines and the death of With the new mutants, there is still a high chance of a new wave of infections in Africa.

It was also said that Africa “is no longer just 1% of vaccine doses given worldwide, compared to 2% weeks ago.”

The World Health Organization also said that “about half of the 37 million doses of anti-corona vaccines that were sent to Africa had already been given.” They also said that “some African countries have been models in spreading vaccines.”

As part of the Kovacs program, which aims to make sure that poor countries get vaccines, the first supplies have been made in 41 African countries since the beginning of March. But nine countries only gave a quarter of the amounts that were needed, and 15 countries gave less than Half of the cans that they got died.

“The tragedy in India should not happen here in Africa, and we all need to stay very alert,” said Machidisu Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.

“If we want fair access to vaccines, Africa needs to do its part and make the most of what it has as well.” “We need to protect as many people as possible with the drops we have,” she said.

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