COVID-19 is an enemy that knows no borders. Africa is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions. The continent is home to 17% of the world’s population and yet accounts for just 0.5% of global vaccine distribution, according to the latest data.
Ensuring equitable and balanced access to vaccines in Africa is not just a matter of justice, it is also one of global security and shared interest. If the virus is not defeated everywhere, it will continue to spread and mutate.
In a statement released this week, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation is calling for a series of urgent actions aimed at upscaling vaccine access in Africa. Signed by the Foundation’s Board, Ibrahim Prize Committee and Prize Laureates, the statement calls for new resources to fill Africa’s vaccine gap and build the continent’s vaccine manufacturing capacity in the longer term.
Read the full statement:Mo-Ibrahim-Foundation-Statement
With best wishes,
Mo Ibrahim Foundation