African leaders to discuss COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing

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COVID-19 vaccination programmes have taken off across Africa, with a specific focus on healthcare workers to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. African leaders will hold a two-day webinar to discuss expanding vaccine manufacturing on the continent.

Speakers will include Congo’s President Felix Tsidekedi, Chair of the African Union, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Senegal’s President Macky Sall, World Health Organisation’s Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus and the WTO’s Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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COVID-19 vaccination programmes have taken off across Africa, with a specific focus on healthcare workers to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the continent is still facing significant challenges in securing access to COVID-19 vaccines needed to achieve its goal of vaccinating at least 60% of the continent’s population.

As of 15 March, 23.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been distributed across the continent.

Africa’s vaccine efforts are administered by the COVAX Facility, aimed to provide donor-funded vaccines to lower-income countries. Currently, South Africa has administered the Johnson & Johnson vaccines to healthcare workers across the country. – Additional reporting by Paballo Lephaka.

In other news – Scandal Actress Mvelo Makhanya aka Lindiwe gets what she Deserves

Other than seeing her every weekday in one of Mzansi’s biggest soaps e.tv’s Scandal, Mvelo Makhanya moves to the higher ranks as she will now star in a Netflix film called “I Am all Girls”.

Nomvelo Makhanya

The film is about a global child s.e.x trafficking syndicate operating in South Africa and it will be released in May 14, 2021. Learn more

Source: sabcnews

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