Recovery of global economy linked to African countries’ ability to restore pre-pandemic economic rates: Egypt’s PM – Politics – Egypt


Addressing a meeting of Heads of State and Government on Jobs and Social Protection for Poverty Eradication, the Egyptian premier called for intensifying international development cooperation, including in the field of COVID-19 vaccines.

Madbouly called for scaling up collaboration in the vaccine industry field –  either through international mechanisms or bilateral cooperation – to help boost local manufacturing of vaccines and providing needed technology for this purpose.

On Thursday, the World Health Organization called for increasing the numbers of COVID-19 vaccine shipments delivered to Africa by over seven times to reach 150 million monthly to meet the target of vaccinating 70 percent of the continent people by September 2022.

The 70 percent target was agreed upon at the global COVID-19 summit hosted by the United States on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly last week to address the shortfall in vaccine doses in Africa and…

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