Why We Choose To Stand
In Africa less than 3 percent of the population has received a vaccine dose
Over 120 million Covid-19 cases have been reported worldwide and infections continue to increase in every region of the world.
Furthermore, The highly infectious Delta variant is now the dominant coronavirus strain in many parts of the world, driving new waves of
rapid infection. Within the bellows of this crisis lies another crisis, vaccine equity and uptake, and it is the responsibility of us all, including
the youth, to ensure that our collective society is protected by calling for equitable access, uptake and protection.
African, Middle eastern and South American countries are expected to receive vaccines up to 2 years later than the rest of the world
In the continent of Africa overall less than one percent of the population has received one vaccine dose.
7 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered globally - a commendable effort by the global community - in record time. However, amongst this bed of roses lies an ugly thorn: jarring disparities in the distribution of these vaccines, with low-middle income countries receiving significantly less than their affluent counterparts.
Covax has predicted a large supply increase of vaccines to African countries in the next yearly quartile. However, A potential dramatic vaccine demand shortage may follow due to vaccine hesitancy -from misinformation - and lack of health workers and facilities to deliver vaccines.