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NAFDAC approves more Covid-19 vaccines for local use

by on July 15, 2021 0
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved more vaccines for the treatment of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the Director General of the agency, Mojisola Adeyeye. Adeyeye, who disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday said approval had been given to Moderna, a vaccine... Read More

Standard Chartered Bank to provide $200 mln for Africa Vaccine procurement

by on July 15, 2021 0
Standard Chartered Bank said on Thursday it is providing $200 million in not-for-profit funding to the African Export-Import Bank’s (Afreximbank) COVID-19 vaccine procurement framework for Africa. The facility is part of Afreximbank’s Advance Procurement Commitment framework, under which it has provided a $2 billion guarantee to manufacturers to secure access to vaccine doses for... Read More

COVAX to deliver 8 million Covid-19 Vaccine to Nigeria by Aug

by on July 14, 2021 0
Nigeria is expected to receive about eight million additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of August, including from a U.S. government donation, the head of its primary care agency has said. The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Director, Faisal Shuaib said Nigeria exhausted its initial supply of nearly 4 million... Read More

COVAX targets supplying 520 mln vaccine doses to Africa this year

by on July 8, 2021 0
The global vaccine distribution scheme COVAX aims to deliver 520 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa this year, its managing director said, with supplies ramping up from September after delays caused by Indian export restrictions. Aurelia Nguyen told a news conference on Thursday organised by the World Health Organization’s Africa region that the scheme... Read More

IMF wants COVID Vaccines supply to sub-Saharan Africa speed up

by on June 28, 2021 0
By Kristalina Georgieva and Abebe Aemro Selassie Sub-Saharan Africa is in the grips of a third wave of COVID-19 infections that threatens to be even more brutal than the two that came before. This is yet more evidence of a dangerous divergence in the global economy. One track for countries with good access to vaccines, where strong... Read More

Nigeria, 3 others may become regional COVID vaccine manufacturing hubs ~WTO

by on June 21, 2021 0
Africa is working with the European Union and other partners to help create regional vaccine manufacturing hubs in South Africa, Senegal and Rwanda, with Nigeria under consideration, World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said. “We have now seen that over-centralization of vaccine production capacity is incompatible with equitable access in a crisis situation,”... Read More