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Sub-Saharan Africa: Coronavirus

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 72458, tabled on 9 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many covid-19 vaccines have been provided by the UK to each sub-Saharan African country (a) directly, (b) via Covax and (c) via other initiatives in 2021 as of 9 November 2021.

Answered on

19 November 2021

The UK has contributed £548 million to the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC), which aims to provide up to 1.8 billion doses to low and middle-income countries by early 2022. Our G7 Presidency also secured agreement from leaders to share and finance an additional 1 billion doses by mid-2022. This includes a commitment from the UK to share 100 million doses, 80% of which will go through COVAX.

As of 9 November, the UK has provided 410,000 doses directly to Kenya. In addition to the financial contribution, a further 4,919,680 doses have been donated via COVAX and delivered to the following Sub-Saharan countries: Malawi (119,040), Angola (128,640), Ghana (249,600), Zambia (119,200), Senegal (140,160), Uganda (299,520), Kenya (407,040), Democratic Republic of Congo (51,840), Nigeria (1,292,640), Ethiopia (1,664,640), Niger (105,600), Mozambique (188,160) and Rwanda (153,600).