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Episode 10: Vaccine Inequity in the Global South
Speaker(s):
Fatima Hassan
Fatima Hassan
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Knowledge Exchange. Faculty / Presenters . 05/01/22; 356883
Fatima Hassan
About this activity
Three billion people worldwide have not received a single dose of Covid-19 vaccine. While the majority of citizens in several wealthy countries are fully vaccinated, low- and middle-resourced countries have the lowest rates of vaccination. The average vaccination rate of all African countries is 15 percent. Some countries on the African continent have only single digit vaccination rates and only a minority of their health care workers are fully vaccinated. The World Health Organization has pushed to prioritize first doses for the unvaccinated before extra boosters for wealthy countries.
 
Fatima Hassan, human rights lawyer and activist, is the director of the Health Justice Initiative in South Africa. She is working to increase access to vaccinations, testing, and treatment for all countries with a particular emphasis on the southern hemisphere.

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