High-level Side Event during the White House COVID-19 Summit on the margins of the UN General Assembly

Africa CDC, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies delegation to the African Union (IFRC), and the U.S. Mission to the African Union (USAU) are organizing a High-level Side Event on the margins of the UN General Assembly with a theme: ” Saving lives – Saving livelihoods” Achieving high-level, equitable, COVID-19 vaccination coverage in African Union (AU) Member States.

📅 September 23, 2021
⏰ 2:30-4:00 pm (East Africa Time/GMT+3).

The event seeks to:
– Galvanize governments of AU member states and humanitarian actors to implement equitable and inclusive vaccine rollouts for COVID-19 vaccines and routine immunizations.
– Outline ways to increase demand for COVID-19 vaccines, including community ownership, and trust building initiatives.
– Discuss approaches to minimize the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic and protect livelihoods
– Encourage governments and global health actors to prioritize the leadership of frontline community health workers and volunteers and local actors in the vaccine rollout strategy at every level.
Fellow attendees will include stakeholders and policymakers in the health and development sectors from the U.S. and African governmental and non-governmental space.

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23 September 2021


Africa CDC




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