Posted on | World Bank, African Union agree plan to accelerate vaccinations

Michael Ciaglo, Getty Images via AFP

The World Bank will partner with the African Union to help accelerate coronavirus vaccinations on the continent, the Washington-based lender said.

The two organisations will provide resources to the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) to allow countries to acquire and deploy vaccines to as many as 400 million people across Africa, according to a statement.

“As a result of this joint initiative between the World Bank and African institutions such as the African Export-Import Bank and the Africa Centres for Disease Control, we now have the capacity to vaccinate at least 400 million people, or 30% of our population of 1.3 billion,” Strive Masiyiwa, coordinator of the AVATT, said in the statement.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred

In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can
trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to
a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism,
top opinions and a range of features. Journalism
strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.

Source: DreamAfrica LIVE (A DreamGalaxy Trusted Brand)