By Haruna Gimba
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) said it is deeply concerned about the lack of COVID-19 vaccines available for African countries.
In a statement issued to newsmen, the foundation sated that nobody will be protected against COVID-19, until everybody is.
“There will be no economic or social recovery, unless we prioritise an equal global health recovery. It is a matter of shared interest, not of charity,” the statement said.
The MIF commended the strong statement recently issued by President Emmanuel Macron calling for, on top of immediate sharing of available supplies, cost transparency and technology transfer to accelerate the global production of vaccines.
It added that the crisis is far from over, “and we will have to fight against further pandemics. Emergency packages are helpful, but far from ensuring sustained security.”
The foundation further stated the world now look to G7 Leaders to make strong commitments to collectively engage in the global battle against the pandemic.