The number of vaccinations is far below the number of vaccine doses in the country. The available vaccines need to be used urgently.
The death rate was 48% compared to the global average of 32%.
“Extraordinary times … call for extraordinary measures”, said Katherine Tai, the US Trade Representative, last week as she announced that the Biden administration supports waiving “IP protections on Covid-19 vaccines to help end the pandemic”.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
A gender perspective to public health is essential to human rights and safety in crises situations.
Nationalisation and liberalisation are false opposites in the ongoing vaccine rollout. Procurement disparities under both regimes show the need to move beyond the classic coordinates of ideology. In our seamless global order, disease outbreaks, displacement and climate change no longer respect race or class, argues Onai Mushava.
In this last episode of our three part storytelling series, Timothy Phiri sneaks out of home and attends a party, flouting both national lockdown regulations and rules set by his own parents. Find out how the family deals with yet another challenge in this finale.
A prolonged blockage of the Suez Canal threatened to choke the world economy, with significant impacts for Africa.
Based on the lockdown experiences of the Phiri family, mourning the loss of a loved one during the pandemic, episode two focusses on dispelling some rampant myths and misinformation.