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COVID-19 vaccine shipments boost for Africa (WHO)

After a near-halt of COVID-19 vaccine shipments in Africa, delivers have ramped up in recent months, the UN health agency said on Thursday. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) nearly four million doses of coronavirusvaccines from the UN-partnered COVAX initiative arrived in Africa last week, compared with just 245,000 for all of June. 

Reminding that the continent is still “in the throes of the pandemic’s third wave”, WHO Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, told a virtual press conference with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, “we are not out of the woods yet”.

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