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Sparring for a jab

As John Nkengasong Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has said repeatedly the continent must not find itself in this position again...

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A question of control

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and its director John Nkengasong are in a turf war after winning praise for their leadership combatting the pandemic throughout the continent (AC Vol 62 No 2 A scramble for vaccines)...


Shot in the dark

Ramaphosa was riled at the furore over vaccine supply in South Africa as he had spent much of the last month working as chairman of the African Union with John Nkengasong at the Africa Centres for Disease Control in Addis Ababa to secure enough doses for the entire continent...


A scramble for vaccines

' ExposedJohn Nkengasong the head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledges how exposed the continent is and on more than one occasion has said that Africa has to up its game in terms of vaccine manufacture to never let a similar position develop again (AC Vol 61 No 20 Paths out of the pandemic)...

John Nkengasong of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention points out that 230m shots allowing for two shots per person plus wastage in distribution will only cover 8-9% of Africa's population far short of the 40-60% required to achieve herd immunity...


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Mapping the long road to recovery

That is far too late says John Nkengasong Africa CDC director who points to cases of Covid-19 increasing by 19% and deaths by 26% in Africa in the last week of December...

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Paths out of the pandemic

At his press conference in the week-ending 3 October Africa CDC director John Nkengasong was frank about the failure of the international COVAX initiative led by French President Emmanuel Macron to attain the numbers of vaccines Africa will need to produce herd immunity (AC Vol 61 No 18 First the good news…)...


First the good news…

Asked for his reaction to the reports John Nkengasong Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) was emphatic: 'Any corrupt practice is to be condemned...


Time to re-open

John Nkengasong the Africa Centres for Disease Control Director announced last week that he was going to launch a large-scale trial with harmonised protocols to try to better understand what is happening...


Pandemic prospects

' With only five countries (South Africa Egypt Nigeria Ghana and Algeria) accounting for 75% of the caseload and 37 countries still registering less than 5 000 cases John Nkengasong Executive Director of the African Centres for Disease Control senses that there is still hope that transmission can be managed in the remaining countries...


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