Outbreak Brief 123: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 22 May 2022, a total of 522,086,589 COVID-19 cases and 6,274,256 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1.2%) have been reported globally by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (percentage of global cases) from the WHO regions (excluding Africa) are as follows: Eastern […]

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (11 May 2022)

This biweekly brief details the latest developments in scientific knowledge and public health policy from around the world as well as updates to the COVID-19-related guidance from Africa CDC, WHO and other public health agencies. This brief complements the Weekly Outbreak Brief and other documents on COVID-19 and the actions that the African Union/Africa CDC […]

Outbreak Brief 121: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 9 May 2022, a total of 514,967,390 COVID-19 cases and 6,253,410 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1.2%) have been reported globally by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (percentage of global cases) from the WHO regions (excluding Africa) are as follows: Eastern […]

Epidemiological and Economic Impact of COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Scenarios in Africa

KEY MESSAGES 1. A retrospective analysis of data from 27 countries in Africa yields evidence that, compared to a no vaccination scenario, rolling out of vaccines will likely be cost-effective, averting many cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID-19. 2. COVID-19 vaccination programmes with earlier start dates and faster rollout rates tend to yield greater […]

Outbreak Brief 117: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 11 April 2022, a total of 496,874,896 COVID-19 cases and 6,178,438 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1.2%) have been reported globally by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (percentage of global cases) from the WHO regions (excluding Africa) are as follows: Eastern […]

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (30 March 2022)

This biweekly brief details the latest developments in scientific knowledge and public health policy from around the world as well as updates to the COVID-19-related guidance from Africa CDC, WHO and other public health agencies. It complements the Weekly Outbreak Brief and other documents on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that the African […]

Africa CDC – Mastercard Foundation: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Newsletter, March 2022

In June 2021, the Mastercard Foundation partnered with the Africa CDC to launch a $1.5 billion initiative called Saving Lives and Livelihoods. Together, we are purchasing vaccines for more than 65 million people, deploying vaccines to millions more across the continent, enabling vaccine manufacturing in Africa by developing the workforce, and strengthening the Africa CDC’s […]

Outbreak Brief 114: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 21 March 2022, a total of 469,052,852 COVID-19 cases and 6,076,720 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 1.3%) have been reported globally by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (proportion of global cases) from the WHO regions (excluding Africa) are as follows: […]

Outbreak Brief 113: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 14 March 2022, a total of 456,648,579 COVID-19 cases and 6,042,600 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 1.3%) have been reported globally by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (proportion of global cases) from the WHO regions (excluding Africa) are as follows: […]