Outbreak Brief 147: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 8 November 2022, a total of 630,387,858 COVID-19 cases and 6,583,163 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1%) have been reported globally by 232 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 […]

Vaccination Advocacy Infographics

This series of infographics was created to inform COVID-19 vaccination policy and provide programmatic guidance to African Union (AU) Member States to enhance vaccine roll out and vaccination campaigns in Africa. As part of the “Strategy to Achieve Global Covid-19 Vaccination by mid-2022”, a global goal of 70% COVID-19 vaccination coverage has been set by […]

Outbreak Brief 57: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (9 February 2021), 2,933,430 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 84,107 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a total of 108,758,490 COVID-19 cases and 2,396,826 related deaths (case fatality rate (CFR): 2.2%) have been reported from 225 countries and territories. The distribution of cumulative cases […]

Framework for Fair, Equitable and Timely Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines in Africa

1. Background Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a viral disease caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Since the detection of the first cases of COVID-19 in late 2019, the disease has become a global emergency with severe implications on lives and livelihoods worldwide. As of January 2021, COVID-19 has killed 2.2 million people […]

Safe Vaccination Administration in the Context of COVID-19 in Africa

Context Immunizations are an essential health service that protect susceptible individuals from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD).1 While committing to sustaining immunization systems, countries should use approaches that respect the principle of do-no-harm and prevent transmission of COVID-19, while providing immunization services. Immunization visits can be used as opportunities to disseminate public health messages that encourage behaviours […]