News & Analysis: Rwanda

Africa could produce a COVID-19 vaccine sooner than you think

“Current vaccine makers would still need to be willing to share their knowledge with new producers. But no country that invested in COVID-19 vaccine production made this kind of knowledge sharing, often called technology transfer, a requirement of their funding, at least to the public’s knowledge.”

via Mail & Guardian

Kagame rallies African leaders on vaccine manufacturing

“Kagame who was speaking at the 2-day continental vaccine manufacturing conference disclosed that he had initiated contacts with some vaccine manufacturers specifically focusing on the messenger RNA (mRNA) used by Moderna and Pfizer.”

via The New Times

Economic recovery plans should address gender-based financial exclusion

“The government has initiated various programmes that have helped bridge the gender gap, including propelling women to senior leadership position and increased the enrolment of girls in schools among others. However, some challenges have persisted.”

via The New Times

Rwanda leads region in COVID-19 vaccination

“East Africa remains on its toes as it is significantly behind in vaccination compared with other parts of the world, raising the risk of the region failing to contain the ongoing pandemic.”

via The East African

Rwanda’s Kagame first East African leader to take COVID-19 jab

“Rwanda, a country of 12 million, plans to inoculate 30 percent of its population this year, and 60 percent by the end of 2022.”

via The East African

Sir Paul Collier: Rethinking Roles and Responsibilities for Africa’s Economic Recovery

Oxford Professor, Sir Paul Collier, discusses the macroeconomic shocks suffered by African economies and the approach needed to accelerate the recovery.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Inmates grateful as COVID-19 vaccination exercise is taken to prisons

“The exercise started at the Nyarugenge Prison in Kigali, but it is expected to continue to other prisons as vaccines become more available in the country.”

via The New Times

10 things to know about Rwanda’s Covid-19 vaccine distribution plan

“Rwanda received its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines under the Covax facility on Wednesday, March 3, a big boost to the country’s battle against coronavirus.”

via The New Times

Rwanda crosses one million tests

“A total of 4,163 COVID-19 sample tests collected in the last 24 hours increased the country’s total number of tests to 1,000,505.”

via The New Times

Frank Aswani: Strengthening Africa’s Social Investment Ecosystem to Help Tackle COVID-19

COVID-19 Africa Watch talks to Dr. Frank Aswani about ways to bolster Africa’s social investment ecosystem to help the continent’s economic recovery from the pandemic.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch