Biden in Africa

The engagement between the US and Africa is set to ramp up under the new administration of President Joe Biden as it moves to address the more neglected areas of its predecessor’s foreign affairs policies.

Dr Nikki Connellan

Chief Medical Officer,

ICAS Southern Africa

Africa fears vaccine shortages and efficacy and urges equity

As the new COVID-19 vaccines make their way around the world after months of anticipation, hopes are high that the end of a pandemic, which has killed millions of people across the globe, might now be within reach.

By early 2021, at least five vaccines were available, each with different requirements for administering them, estimated efficacy and costs, but the rollout has not been without controversy.