The share of Covid-19 Vaccine in Africa is “unfair” – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has decried the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine as discriminatory. Africa got 11 million of the 548 million COVID-19 vaccines distributed globally.

This represents 2 percent of the total vaccine distribution for a continent that has 17 percent of the global population.

AstraZeneca Vaccine
AstraZeneca Vaccine

In a statement to commemorate the World Health Day, WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, called a fairer and healthier world.

She said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on inequalities between countries. 

“Amid shortages of essential supplies, African countries have been pushed to the back of the queue in accessing COVID-19 test kits, personal protective equipment, and now vaccines.

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