The World Health Organization on Thursday launched the Strategy to Achieve Global Covid-19 Vaccination by mid-2022.
It is hoped that the Strategy will help bring an end to what has become a two-track pandemic with people in poorer countries continuing to be at risk while those in richer countries with high vaccination rates enjoy much greater protection.
WHO had set a target to vaccinate 10% of every country, economy and territory by the end of September but by that date 56 countries had not been able to do so, the vast majority of these are countries in Africa and the Middle East.
The new strategy outlines a plan for achieving WHO’s targets to vaccinate 40% of the population of every country by the end of this year and 70% by mid-2022.
Abdullahi Hassan reports.