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Covid-19 vaccines access: what can Africa’s private sector bring to the table?

Thu 11 Feb
14:00 - 15:15 UTC
In partnership with IFC

At a time when many African countries are facing an upsurge in coronavirus cases, vaccination appears to be the only long-term solution to the health crisis. Around 1.5bn vaccine doses will be needed for the continent to reach its herd immunity threshold. The price tag could reach $10bn with additional costs of 20 to 30% for vaccination programme delivery. From securing access to doses to distributing and delivering them, speed will be key in preventing Africa from lagging behind the rest of the world in the economic recovery. For these endeavours to be successful, the private sector will have to play a major role. But what exactly can the private sector bring to the table and what will it take to get it involved in the vaccine effort?

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Who should attend?

This webinar is primarily intended for CEOs, members of executive committees, legal directors and financial directors of large African companies.


IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.

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Registration is confirmed by the organizer in accordance to your profile and number of participants allowed, so it is very important for you to register.

The webinar will be broadcasted on Zoom. It is a free event and access to Zoom does not require any additional fee.

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