February 2022: African countries ramp up Covid-19 vaccination campaigns

Thanks to a new WHO supply process introduced in January, African countries will be able to ramp up their Covid-19 vaccination campaigns dramatically. Previously, WHO sent vaccine doses as they became available, but countries can now request specific quantities and specific delivery timeframes directly from the U.N. health agency. As a result, some African nations—including Kenya, the Ivory Coast, and Ghana—have been able to significantly accelerate vaccination efforts in a short period. To date, only about 16% of Africans have received at least one dose, compared to well over 50% of people in every other continent. NYT

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