The general manager ofOms Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus raises the alarm regarding the spread of Covid in the world. This is his warning: “The whole world remains at risk from Covid but no country more than Africa where the victims have increased by 80% in a few days and the Delta variant is scary. Of all vaccine doses administered to Africa in the world, less than 2% has been reached and to date only 1.5% of the population is fully vaccinated.“. According to the director general, the goal to be achieved in the world remains that of vaccinating at least 10% of the population by September and 40% by the end of the year. Ghebreyesus himself adds that in some cases it is a question of ‘ ‘a very distant goal”.
Vaccination in Africa, a difficult goal
Current trends by WHO define that almost 70% of African countries will not reach the vaccination target of 10% by the end of September. In fact, even though 3.5-4 million doses are administered weekly on the African continent, to reach the September target, the figure would have to increase to reach at least 21 million doses each week. “Many African countries have prepared well to distribute vaccines, but the vaccines have not yet arrived “, said the director of the WHO.