Sub Saharan Africa – IMF: 7 steps to speed up the COVID-19 vaccine effort in sub-Saharan Africa (Kristalina Georgieva, Abebe Aemro Selassie, IMF blog)

  • Rapidly rising infections of COVID-19 are placing sub-Saharan Africa in the midst of a third wave.
  • The growth of cases in the region is now the fastest in the world, with an explosive trajectory that is outpacing the record set in the second wave.
  • The only way to truly reduce the rapidly rising risks is by implementing a widespread vaccination program.
  • Unfortunately, current vaccine rollouts in sub-Saharan Africa are the slowest in the world.
  • It’s suggested that re-imposing containment measures like national lockdowns would likely come at too high an economic and social loss.
COVID-19: How to ensure vaccines in sub-Saharan Africa | World Economic Forum (