It’s been reported that most African countries will not have enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to vaccinate the at least 60% of their populations needed to achieve herd immunity and defeat the virus.
As a result, Global Citizen is calling on governments, companies and philanthropists to pledge more funds to get at least two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, as well as tests and treatments, to lower-income countries to safeguard their citizens.
To this end, the Vax Live concert, a first of its kind, will get under way in May. It is a global broadcast event to call on world leaders to commit to equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, so that we can end the pandemic for everyone, everywhere.
Chebet Chikumbu who is Global Citizen’s Regional Director for East and Southern Africa shares more: