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Mastercard Foundation and Africa CDC’s Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative delivers first tranche of over 15 million vaccines

The Mastercard Foundation and Africa CDC jointly announced that 15.2 million vaccines purchased under the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative are currently being distributed across Africa. Through Saving Lives and Livelihoods, the Mastercard Foundation is purchasing vaccines for more than 65 million people. This is the first tranche of vaccines …

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Stakeholders deliberate on Sustainable Financing for Health at the EDC, PharmAccess 2021 Healthcare Conference

On the 18th of November 2021, PharmAccess Nigeria partnered with Enterprise Development Centre of Pan-Atlantic University to host its 1st annual Healthcare Conference themed “Talent, Technology and the Nigerian Health Sector”. The aim of the conference was to identify additional funding mechanisms and strategies in building an efficient health system …

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Embrace global agenda of UHC – Buhari tells ECOWAS countries

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to embrace the global agenda on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The president described UHC as a critical element that required recommitment for increased people-centered investment in sustainable health development. Buhari, who was represented by …

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Tanzania receives 500 000 Sinopharm vaccines from China

Tanzania has received 500,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses as a donation from China. This is intended to help increase Kenya’s drive to vaccinate its people against the COVID 19 pandemic. The country has a mission to vaccinate at least 60 percent of its nigh 60 million population. This target was informed …

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The Lancet: Our future health depends on radical change in approach to digital technologies – experts say

Lancet-Financial Times Commission presses for radical rethink on harnessing the power of digital technologies for our future health and sets out a fundamental new approach to digital technology that promotes equitable, affordable, and universal improvements to health. Digital transformations are already well underway, but the authors warn that without a …

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