Africa’s COVID-19 trend stabilizes, vaccine push intensifies | CIDRAP

The pace of COVID-19 activity in Africa has stabilized, but at a very high level, amid fresh calls to coordinate global efforts to funnel more of the world’s vaccine supplies to African countries, which have among the world’s lowest immunization coverage.

Africa’s vaccine rollout gains steam

At a World Health Organization (WHO) African regional office briefing yesterday, Director Matshidiso Moeti, MBBS, said Africa’s third wave seems to be stabilizing, but cases are still high, with nearly 250,000 reported across the continent last week. The COVID-19 picture varies in different countries, with cases rising in 24 nations and deaths increasing in 8 locations.

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