A new type of coronavirus vaccine was sent to 44 countries in Africa as part of the World Health Organization's "Global Access Program for Covid-19 Vaccines", which aims to provide equal access to vaccines for low and middle income countries.
In the statement made on the WHO African Region Twitter account, it was stated that 7.7 million doses of vaccine have reached high risk areas so far.
The statement said: " Under the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access Program (COVAX), 44 African countries received the vaccines through donations and bilateral agreements.”
WHO shared the information that 32 of 44 countries have started the vaccination process.
The statement also drew attention to the difficulties in vaccine supply and emphasized the need for more Covid-19 vaccines in Africa.
The African Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) warned that the problems in the supply of Covid-19 vaccines in different parts of the world, especially in Europe, could adversely affect African countries.
In the continent, where 4 million 168 thousand cases are currently detected, the number of people who lost their lives exceeded 111 thousand.