Sara Jerving is Devex's East Africa Correspondent based in Nairobi. She is a reporter and producer, whose work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Vice News, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Nation magazine, among others. Sara holds a master's degree in business and economic reporting from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she was a Lorana Sullivan fellow.
The director of the Africa CDC said that all African nations can and should distribute vaccines that need ultracold storage temperatures in urban centers through the strategic purchase of a handful of ultracold freezers.
Over 50 countries launched a coalition aimed at protecting at least 30% of the world’s lands and oceans by 2030 and to push for a global agreement at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Widespread drought expected to hit the African continent next year will likely multiply the existing food insecurity caused by COVID-19, Agnes Kalibata, president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, tells Devex.
A survey conducted in 15 African countries found that about 80% of people would take a COVID-19 vaccine. However, researchers warn that those who are reluctant might be able to influence those on the fence.
Four years ago, Cameroonian virologist John Nkengasong moved to Ethiopia from the U.S. to turn what was then only a vision into what is now the leading institution working to manage the continent's pandemic response: the Africa CDC.