Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Youssou N’Dour, Graca Machel, Akinwumi Adesina discuss building back better after COVID-19 at Civil Society Forum

The two-day CSO Forum kicked off on Thursday under the theme “Engaging Civil Society in building back better after COVID-19”

Harness civil society’s “incredible potential to accelerate social change at scale” - Graça Machel; “Africa’s time is now. This should not only be words or prayers. It is within reach. I’m sure (the African Development Bank ( will be able to meet this challenge” - Youssou N’Dour; “We will work…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Africa: World Health Organization (WHO) urges African Countries to Ramp Up Readiness for COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

All 47 countries in the WHO African Region have received WHO’s Vaccine Readiness Assessment Tool which is intended to be used by Ministries of Health

As the race to find a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is showing increasing promise, a new World Health Organization (WHO) analysis finds that Africa is far from ready for what will be the continent’s largest ever immunisation drive. All 47 countries in the WHO African Region have received WHO’s…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

African Health Ministers urge greater vigilance in COVID-19 fight

Over the past three weeks, the African region has recorded a steady increase in COVID-19 cases

African Health Ministers gathering for the resumed Seventieth session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa took stock this week of the region’s efforts in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, with calls to step up vigilance and head off a possible resurgence of infections. Opening the meeting, Hon.…