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Mastercard Foundation's $1.3B Vaccine Partnership with Africa CDC

The Mastercard Foundation has announced that it will deploy $1.3 billion over the next three years in partnership with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to save the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Africa and hasten the economic recovery of the continent. The Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative will acquire vaccines for at least 50 million people, support the delivery of vaccinations to millions more across the continent, lay the groundwork for vaccine manufacturing in Africa through a focus on human capital development, and strengthen the Africa CDC.

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President of Mastercard Foundation Reeta Roy announces the Foundation will deploy $1.3B over the 3 yrs in partnership with the Africa CDC to acquire and hasten vaccine deployment in Africa to save lives/livelihoods of millions & spur the economic recovery of the continent.

Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission welcomes participants at the announcement of Mastercard Foundation's deployment of $1.3 Billion over 3 years in a partnership with the Africa CDC to Save Lives and Livelihoods#VaccinateAfrica #AfricasRecovery

At the announcement of Mastercard Foundation's to deployment of $1.3 Billion in partnership with the Africa CDC to vaccinate 60% of the African population by 2022, the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, stated that "this new partnership between Mastercard Foundation and the Africa CDC builds on those investments and will help us accomplish even more in the future..."

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