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African health officials welcome COVID vaccine, other support

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As Africa's cases continue to climb amid dried-up vaccine stocks, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) African regional office today praised the United States and France for their recent dose donations and lauded the Mastercard Foundation's recent announcement of $1.3 billion to support efforts to battle the virus.In other developments, European officials today weighed in with updated COVID threat assessments, noting that the region isn't out of the woods yet with the pandemic.Boosts will help fill Africa's vaccine gapAt a briefing today, Matshidiso Moeti, MBBS, said cases in the region have seen a sustained increase over the past 3 weeks, with countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and Zambia experiencing a

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