How can we tackle vaccine inequity in Africa? 

A health worker administers a vaccine during the launch of the South African leg of a global Phase III trial of Sinovac's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in children and adolescents, in Pretoria, South Africa

To achieve 40% vaccination coverage by the end of 2021, many African countries need to ramp up their daily vaccination rates by up to five times. Image: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Axel van Trotsenburg
Managing Director, Operations, World Bank
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Over 800 million more doses need to be delivered before year end to vaccinate 40% of Africa’s population by end-2021. Image: World Bank
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Under 2% of people living in Africa’s low-income countries have been fully vaccinated. Image: World Bank

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