Think Tanks et al

Think Tanks et al
Brookings [to 24 Jul 2021]
Africa in Focus
What lessons can Africa learn from India’s COVID-19 crisis?
Jamie MacLeod, Vera Songwe, Stephen Karingi, Hopestone Chavula, Jean Paul Boketsu Bofili, Sokunpanha You, and Veerawin Su
Friday, July 23, 2021

Brown Center Chalkboard
6 priorities for future research into COVID-19 and its effects on early learning
Christina Weiland, Erica Greenberg, Daphna Bassok, Anna Markowitz, Paola Guerrero Rosada, and Grace Luetmer
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Center for Global Development [to 24 Jul 2021]
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Chatham House [to 24 Jul 2021]
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Accessed 24 Jul 2021
Upcoming Event
A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci
August 2, 2021


Kaiser Family Foundation
July 21, 2021 News Release
Disparities in Global Vaccination Progress Are Large and Growing, With Low-Income Countries and Those in Africa Lagging Behind
A new KFF analysis finds that only 1% of those in low-income countries have received at least one vaccine dose compared to 51% in high-income countries, highlighting the substantial vaccine inequities around the world. The analysis examines these inequities by country income level and by region, finding large differences for each.
By region, Africa has the lowest coverage (2%) while Europe has the highest (40%), followed by the Americas (39%) and the Western Pacific (37%).
At the current pace of vaccinations, low-income countries are unlikely to meet the global vaccine targets set by the World Health Organization, World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank of 40% coverage by the end of 2021, and 60% by mid-2022. Low-income countries would need to increase their daily vaccination rate by nearly 19 times to reach 40% coverage by the end of 2021. And while the Western Pacific, Europe, the Americas, and South-East Asia are ahead of schedule for reaching these vaccination goals, Africa would need to increase its rate of first dose administration by 8 times to reach 40% by the end of 2021.
The new analysis digs deeper into the growing equity gap and what this trend means for the future of global COVID-19 vaccination efforts…