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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...


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...


The pandemic's collateral damage

John Nkengasong Director of Africa CDC called PACT 'the game-changer' that will enable Africa to 'build the strong partnerships that will be needed to defeat Covid-19 on the continent'...


The dearth of data

John Nkengasong Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Addis Ababa says that to have a reasonably accurate picture of how the disease is spreading Africa will need to undertake 15 million tests or enough to test about 1% of the population...


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