COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (2 March 2022)

In addition to the Weekly Outbreak Brief and other documents on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that the African Union/Africa CDC and WHO/AFRO are taking to help African Union Member States, this biweekly brief details the latest developments in scientific knowledge and public health policy from around the world as well as updates […]

Outbreak Brief 111: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 28 February 2022, a global total of 434,112,380 COVID-19 cases and 5,944,734 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 1.4%) have been reported 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: […]

Africa CDC – Mastercard Foundation: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Newsletter, February 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 capacity. Africa CDC […]

Outbreak Brief 110: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 21 February 2022, a global total of 423,235,750 COVID-19 cases and 5,811,307 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 1.4%) have been reported 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: […]

Guidance on administration of COVID-19 vaccine boosters in Africa

Context As part of the “Strategy to Achieve Global COVID-19 Vaccination by mid-2022”, global targets of 40% population coverage by end of 2021 and 70% coverage by June 2022 have been set by the World Health Organization (WHO), to successfully prevent severe illness and deaths, minimize social disruption and economic consequences of COVID-19, curtail the […]

Outbreak Brief 108: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 7 February 2022, a global total of 394,334,858 COVID-19 cases and 5,735,684 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 1.4%) have been reported by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (proportion of global cases) from the WHO reporting regions (excluding Africa) are as […]

Outbreak Brief 106: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 24 January 2022, a global total of 349,597,580 COVID-19 cases and 5,593,012 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 1.6%) have been reported by 227 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (proportion of global cases) from the WHO reporting regions (excluding Africa) are as […]

Outbreak Brief 103: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 29 December 2021, a global total of 279,089,404 COVID-19 cases and 5,412647 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 2%) have been reported by 226 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (proportion of global cases) from the WHO reporting regions (excluding Africa) are as […]

Outbreak Brief 102: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (21 December 2021), 4,444,521 new confirmed1 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, including 38,559 new deaths, have been reported globally. To date, a global total of 279,089,404 COVID-19 cases and 5,397,936 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 2%) have been reported by 226 countries and territories to the World Health […]

Outbreak Brief 101: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (14 December 2021), 4,501,031 new confirmed1 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, including 47,740 new deaths, have been reported globally. To date, a global total of 273,869,899 COVID-19 cases and 5,352,069 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 2%) have been reported by 226 countries and territories to the World Health […]