WHO: We must increase shipments of vaccines to Africa

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The World Health Organization has announced that monthly shipments of coronavirus vaccines to the African continent should increase by more than 7 times.

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WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr. Sharek Machidiso Moeti said in a statement to the press.

Roughly 20 million vaccines are sent to Africa per month, but that number must rise to nearly 150 million.

Moeti drew attention to the need to increase the monthly amount of vaccines sent to the continent by more than 7 times in order to achieve the goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the African population by September 2022.

Moeti pointed out that the epidemic can be prevented with international solidarity, “This process is between life and death for millions of Africans, so there is no time to waste on shipments.”

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According to the “World Meters” website, where the Coronavirus data is collected, the number of people who lost their lives due to the virus on the African continent approached 208 thousand, while the number of cases exceeded 8 million and 270 thousand.