INVITATION TO MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES
WHAT: Southern Africa Regional Launch for the Implementation of the Saving Lives and Livelihoods Program: “Meeting the African Union Goal of Vaccinating 70% of the Continent’s population.”
WHEN: 11 November 2022
TIME: 9:00am (UTC+2)
WHERE: Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Lusaka, Zambia
WHY: The main goal of this launch is to enhance the African Member States to vaccinate at least 70% of the eligible 1.3 billion people on the African continent by the end of 2022, increase awareness and visibility of the Saving Lives and Livelihoods Program in the countries with the following specific objectives: a) To support the strengthening of the overall health system in Member States; b) increase the Africa CDC and Mastercard foundation visibility in the countries and c) kick start full implementation of the Saving Lives and Livelihoods Program support to the Member States in the Southern Africa Region.
1) To enhance awareness of the overall Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme support to the member state at the national level.
2) To increase the Africa CDC and Mastercard Foundation visibility across the AU Member State
3) To kick start full implementation of the Saving Lives and Livelihoods Program support to the Member State.
About the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)
Africa CDC is a specialized technical institution of the African Union that strengthens the capacity and capability of Africa’s public health institutions and partnerships to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease threats and outbreaks based on
data-driven interventions and programs. For more information, please visit: http://www.africacdc.org
About the Mastercard Foundation
The Mastercard Foundation is a Canadian foundation and one of the largest in the world, with approximately $40 billion in assets. The Foundation was created in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it became a public company. Since its inception, the Foundation has operated independently of the company. The Foundation’s policies, operations, and program decisions are determined by its Board. For more information on the Foundation, please visit: www.mastercardfdn.org
About the Saving Lives and Livelihoods Initiative
The Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative is a three-year, US $1.5 billion partnership between the Mastercard Foundation and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) designed to save the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Africa and hasten the economic recovery of the continent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative is acquiring vaccines for more than 65 million people, supporting the delivery of vaccinations to millions across the continent, laying the groundwork for vaccine manufacturing in Africa by focusing on human capital development, and strengthening the capacity of Africa CDC. For more information on the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative, please visit: https://mastercardfdn.org/faq-saving-lives-and-livelihoods/
Journalists are invited to cover the Event.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Mr. Yahya Kandeh | Technical Officer-Surveillance and Rapid Response | Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme | Africa CDC | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Lusaka, Zambia
Ms. Liliane Bilogho Ndong Nang | Advocacy/Communications Officer | Africa CDC | E-mail: email@example.com | Libreville, Gabon
Mr. Dickson Amanya | Communication and Graphics Design Officer | Africa CDC | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Division of Policy, Health Diplomacy, and Communication, Africa CDC, African Union Commission | E-mail: email@example.com | Web: www.africacdc.org | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Linkedin