The World Health Organization, WHO has said that for African continent to fully vaccinate seventy percent of its citizens by September next year, there must be an increment in COVID-19 shipments to the continent by seven times.
The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Mrs. Matshidebo Moeti, who disclosed this during a virtual news conference, said there is need to increase the shipment from about twenty million per month to one hundred and fifty million per month on the average.
Mrs. Moeti noted that the seventy percent target was agreed at a global COVID-19 summit at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly, where the United States pledged to share additional five hundred million COVID-19 vaccines to low income countries.
According to her, the international solidarity will help end the pandemic adding that there is need to get the shipments moving as it is about life and death for millions of Africans.
She said that the WHO had assisted eighteen African countries in collecting intra- action reviews, which analyzed all aspects of their vaccine campaigns and offered recommendations.