The Africa Union COVID-19 Vaccination BINGWA Initiative | Africa CDC initiative to speed and scale up COVID-19 vaccination in Africa

INVITATION TO MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES OVERVIEW:The fight against COVID-19 is a race against the evolution of the SARS-CoV-2, hence, implementing a combination of effective and robust COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, with good public health measures are the available tools to get Africa to midwife the continent out of the pandemic.In February 2022, at the African Union (AU) […]

Africa CDC to launch the Implementation of the Saving Lives and Livelihoods Program in the Southern Africa Region

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 2022TIME: 9:00am (UTC+2)WHERE: Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Lusaka, ZambiaWHY: The main goal of this launch is to enhance the African Member States […]

Outbreak Brief 144: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 19 October 2022, a total of 623,470,447 COVID-19 cases and 6,551,678 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1.1%) have been reported globally by 232 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (percentage of global cases) from the WHO regions (excluding Africa) are as follows: Eastern […]

Outbreak Brief 143: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: As of 11 October 2022, a total of 618,521,620 COVID-19 cases and 6,534,725 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1.1%) have been reported globally by 232 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (percentage of global cases) from the WHO regions (excluding Africa) are as follows: Eastern […]

Africa CDC – Mastercard Foundation: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Newsletter, September 2022

COVID-19 in Africa: Where we are today In June 2021, the Mastercard Foundation partnered with the Africa CDC to launch the $1.5billion Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative. Together, we are purchasing COVID-19 vaccines for more than 65 million people, deploying vaccines to millions more across the continent, enabling vaccine manufacturing in Africa by developing the […]

Africa CDC – Mastercard Foundation: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Newsletter, August 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 […]

High-level Side Event at the AU Mid-Year Coordination Meeting

Invitation to representatives of the media OVERVIEW: A High-level side event under the theme: “Strengthening Public Health Emergency Operations Centres in Africa: A Call to Action”. Happening on the side-lines of the 41st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union and the 4th Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the AU and the Regional […]