Only 2% of population vaccinated against coronavirus in Africa,- WHO

Source : 112 Ukraine

Almost 75% of vaccine doses received by residents of only 10 countries
12:30, 6 September 2021


On the African continent, only 2% of the population has been vaccinated against coronavirus. Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced this in his address to the leaders of the G20, according to the UN website.

"Almost 75% ... of the doses received by residents of only 10 countries. Africa has the lowest vaccination coverage - only 2%. The head of the WHO stressed that this is absolutely unacceptable. He reiterated that it will be possible to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic only when at least 70 percent of the world's population is vaccinated," the statement said.

Tedros Ghebreyesus reminded that by September of this year it is necessary to vaccinate at least 10% of the population of each country, and by the end of the year - 40% and by the middle of next year - 70%. According to him, this goal can only be achieved with the support of the G20 countries.

Meanwhile, the German government has pledged to donate at least 100 million vaccine doses by the end of 2021.

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