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.
COVID-19 in Africa: Where we are today
The following countries have surpassed the 70% vaccination target: Seychelles at 81.3%, Mauritius at 76.6% and Rwanda at 76.5%. Countries which have attained a
target of between 40% and 70% include: Comoros, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Botswana, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Morocco, Sao Tome and Principe. Meanwhile,
about 21.2% percent of the continent’s population is fully vaccinated.