Continual Humanitarian Assistance won’t solve Africa’s Vaccine Challenge

Last year, the world made great strides in the fight against Covid-19. But when it came to vaccination efforts in Africa, 2021 ended with a whimper. And the outlook for 2022 is no better. Both short-term and long-term actions are needed to curtail this continued disparity.

While increased vaccine supply might offer hope in the short term, Africa needs to kickstart its local production as a long-term solution.

By the end of 2021, most countries in Africa had vaccinated less than 5% of their populations. Today, Nigeria, the most populous country on the continent, has only vaccinated 2.1% of its population….

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