#COVID19 WHO: Kasi ya utoaji chanjo imeongezeka Afrika

beth

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Shirika la Afya Duniani (WHO) limesema utoaji Chanjo dhidi ya COVID19 barani Afrika umeongezeka ikielezwa dozi Milioni 13 zilitolewa wiki iliyopita. Idadi hiyo ni mara tatu zaidi ya Chanjo zilizotolewa wiki ya kabla.

Mkurugenzi wa WHO Afrika, Matshidiso Moeti amesema Visa vipya 248,000 viliripotiwa wiki iliyopita huku angalau Nchi 28 zikikabiliwa na ongezeko la maambukizi kutokana na Kirusi cha Delta.

Moeti amesema Afrika itapokea dozi Milioni 117 za Chanjo miezi ijayo, lakini Chanjo Milioni 34 za ziada zinahitajika ili kufikia lengo la kuwachanja 10% ya watu.

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COVID-19 vaccinations in Africa have tripled during the past week, though protecting even 10 percent of the continent by the end of September remains “a very daunting task,” the Africa director of the World Health Organization has said.

The continent saw 248,000 new confirmed cases during the past week, with at least 28 countries experiencing a surge in infections driven by the Delta variant

“This is a preventable tragedy if African countries can get fair access to the vaccines,” Matshidiso Moeti told reporters.

The WHO Africa director said 13 million doses were administered in the past week, three times more than the number of shots given in the previous week as donations of doses increased from developed countries. But that remains a drop in an ocean on the continent home to 1.3 billion people, where the Africa CDC said only 2.4 percent are currently vaccinated.

Africa’s brutal resurgence driven by the Delta variant is further stretching already strained health systems across the continent. As African countries struggle, the United States and other high-income countries are talking about booster shots.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recently said it was “unconscionable” that some countries are now offering booster shots “while so many people remain unprotected.”

“I think it is very difficult for us to talk about booster doses in Africa,” Moeti said Thursday. “We have not covered even 5 percent of the population yet with the initial vaccinations that are needed to slow down the spread of the virus and most importantly, stop what we think might be a fourth wave which is coming.”

Africa will receive 117 million doses in coming months but an additional 34 million will be needed to reach the 10 percent vaccination target, the WHO Africa director added.

Beyond that, though, Moeti urged African countries to ramp up their readiness to utilise vaccines when they arrive. “No precious dose should be wasted,” she said.

Source: Al Jazeera
 

pye Chang shen

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Hata siwaelewi hawa,
Mara ooh chanjo imeongezeka, mara ooh maambukizi yameongezeka sasa tushike lipi?
 

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