WHO Africa Online Press Briefing on COVID-19 in Africa

WHO Africa Online Press Briefing on COVID-19 in Africa

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BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the) — Please join an online media briefing with representatives from the World Health Organization (https://www.WHO.int/), Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and Equatorial Guinea.  The briefing is on-the-record and it is an opportunity for you to ask questions about COVID-19 in Africa. The media briefing is facilitated by APO Group.


  • Dr Richard Mihigo, World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Programme Area Manager, Immunization and Vaccine Development (The importance of COVAX for Africa and the benefits it will bring to African countries)
  • Dr Richard Hatchett, Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (What CEPI is doing to ensure rapid development and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines and how this will benefit Africa)
  • Hon. Mitoha Ondo’O Ayekaba, Vice Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (How Equatorial Guinea is participating in COVAX and what are the benefits of this to the country)

Date: Thursday 3 September, 2020

Time: 11:00–12:00 Brazzaville/London/ Malabo time (GMT +1)

Moderated by: Tsepiso Makwetla, Journalist

To attend, please register at:  https://APO-OPA.com/who/

Interpretation will be provided in French. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to access the event.

You can send questions in advance in English or French. Please email Collins Boakye-Agyemang: boakyeagyemangc@who.int, and Danielle Siemeni: ngom@who.int with your full name, your country and your media organization. Anonymous questions will not be accepted. Please specify if you are ok to ask your questions live during the press conference.

You can also ask questions live during the briefing using the Q&A function in Zoom. Please specify your full name, your country and the media organization you work for.

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