Pillar: Risk communication

Africa CDC – Mastercard Foundation: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Newsletter, June 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 …

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Africa CDC – Mastercard Foundation: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Newsletter, May 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 …

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Communiqué of the Video-Teleconference (vtc) Meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government extended to African Vaccine Manufacturing countries held on 10 may 2022

His Excellency President Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, and Chairperson of the African Union (AU) convened a video-teleconference Meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government extended to the African Vaccine Manufacturing Countries on 10 May 2022. Members of the Bureau of the Assembly …

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Epidemiological and Economic Impact of COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Scenarios in Africa

KEY MESSAGES 1. A retrospective analysis of data from 27 countries in Africa yields evidence that, compared to a no vaccination scenario, rolling out of vaccines will likely be cost-effective, averting many cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID-19. 2. COVID-19 vaccination programmes with earlier start dates and faster rollout rates tend to yield greater …

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Africa CDC – Mastercard Foundation: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Newsletter, April 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 …

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Call to Community Radio Journalists for a Four Day Training on Health Communication in Africa

The Africa CDC in partnership with the UNESCO, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters – Africa (AMARC– Africa) and Eastern Africa Community Media Network (EACOMNET) would like to invite community radio journalists to apply for a four-day training (physical) on health communication in Africa.The requirements are as follows:• Should be a journalist working with …

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Africa CDC – Mastercard Foundation: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Newsletter, February 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 capacity. Africa CDC …

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PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: A New Public Health Order in the 21st Century

Omicron and other COVID-19 variants of concern – where are we now? All viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 mutate over time naturally. Many of these changes do not have much impact on the virus’ properties. However, with time and due to various contributing factors, some changes may result in altered characteristics of the virus including its ability …

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

Highlights from 2021: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Saving Lives and Livelihoods surpasses initial vaccine procurement target: In June 2021, the Mastercard Foundation and Africa CDC committed to purchasing vaccines for at least 50 million people under their $1.5 billion partnership. Since then, the Foundation has committed an additional $200 million, bringing the total partnership value …

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Media Advisory: Invitation to Representatives of the Media

WHAT: Media briefing on emerging discussions at the first international Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2021), the impact of COVID-19 in the continent, and the urgent call for a New Public Health Order in Africa. The media briefing will further highlight interventions needed to strengthen African health security and pandemic preparedness & response. …

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