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What It Will Take to Prepare for Future Pandemics- CEPI CEO Shares Insights During Visit to Nigeria

Benjamin Franklin wrote “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes”. However, COVID-19 has reminded us that we can be certain that pathogens will continue to emerge and re-emerge. What we cannot be certain of though is where these pathogens will emerge from, who the host may be or […]

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Now We Have More COVID-19 Vaccines in Nigeria: Time to Deliver

After the successful deployment of the first round of vaccines received from the COVAX facility in March 2021, Nigeria has received its second batch of vaccines from countries around the world; receiving 4 million doses of the Moderna vaccine from the United States through the COVAX facility and 177,600 doses of the single-shot Johnson & […]

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Nine in 10 African countries set to miss urgent COVID-19 vaccination goal

Brazzaville, 10 June 2021 – As COVID-19 cases in Africa rise for the third week running and vaccines are increasingly scarce, 47 of Africa’s 54 countries—nearly 90%—are set to miss the September target of vaccinating 10% of their people unless Africa receives 225 million more doses. The new global targets were announced recently at the World […]

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10 things you should know about COVID-19 vaccine candidates

(1) Why are vaccines important in the COVID-19 pandemic?The COVID-19 outbreak has evolved into a historic pandemic, bringing unprecedented disruption to global economies. In response to the outbreak, public health measures including handwashing with soap and water, physically distancing and wearing of face masks have been recommended to limit transmission. The pandemic has caused a […]