World Bank commits $12bn for vaccinations in Africa

1st February 2021 By: Bloomberg

The World Bank has committed $12-billion to African countries to support vaccination programs, the South African Presidency said in a statement on its website on Saturday.

The World Bank money will be in the form of grants or on “highly concessional terms,” South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said in the statement.

The statement follows a Jan. 27 virtual meeting on the Africa Covid-19 vaccine financing and deployment strategy, which was attended by David Malpass, president of the World Bank.