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.
Launch of AU COVID-19 Vaccination Bingwa Initiative
Africa CDC and AU launch COVID-19 Vaccination Bingwa Initiative. The African Union has launched Bingwa, a public-private-youth initiative that
seeks to establish a network of COVID-19 vaccination youth champions across the continent to accelerate the uptake of Coronavirus vaccination in Africa. It is co-led by the Africa CDC and AU’s Women, Gender and Youth Directorate through the Youth Division. The initiative will be results-focused, and thus contribute to the speed and atscale delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations in AU member states.