Coronavirus (1179) Nigeria becomes the 3rd country to roll out covid-19 vaccination under the COVAX PROGRAMME (2)

6 March, 2021

One of the evident issues in the COVAX roll-out of anti-COVID vaccines is the numbers - 600,000 doses for Ghana (population 30 million+), 3.9 million doses for Nigeria (population 200 million+) - although this is a huge amount of vaccines, it is only enough for one dose for about 2% of population in both cases. How is the vaccine supply going to be distributed within the countries? When is the rest coming? What about the second dose?

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HIFA profile: Chris Zielinski: As a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Global Health, Chris leads the Partnerships in Health Information (Phi) programme at the University of Winchester. Formerly an NGO, Phi supports knowledge development and brokers healthcare information exchanges of all kinds. Chris has held senior positions in publishing and knowledge management with WHO in Brazzaville, Geneva, Cairo and New Delhi, with FAO in Rome, ILO in Geneva, and UNIDO in Vienna. Chris also spent three years in London as Chief Executive of the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society. He was the founder of the ExtraMED project (Third World biomedical journals on CD-ROM), and managed the Gates Foundation-supported Health Information Resource Centres project. He served on WHO’s Ethical Review Committee, and was an originator of the African Health Observatory. Chris has been a director of the World Association of Medical Editors, UK Copyright Licensing Agency, Educational Recording Agency, and International Association of Audiovisual Writers and Directors. He has served on the boards of several NGOs and ethics groupings (information and computer ethics and bioethics). UK-based, he is also building houses in Zambia. chris AT

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