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I-UNICEF yokubonelela ngeManyano ye-Afrika nge-220 yezigidi zeedosi zeJ & J COVID-19 Vaccine

I-UNICEF yokubonelela ngeManyano ye-Afrika nge-220 yezigidi zeedosi zeJ & J COVID-19 Vaccine
I-UNICEF yokubonelela ngeManyano ye-Afrika nge-220 yezigidi zeedosi zeJ & J COVID-19 Vaccine
Ibhalwe ngu UHarry Johnson

Isivumelwano phakathi kweUNICEF kunye neJanssen Pharmaceutica NV siyakunceda ekuphumezeni i-Advance Purchase Commitment (APC) etyikitywe phakathi kwe-African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (i-AVAT) neJanssen ngoMatshi walo nyaka.

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  • I-Janssen Pharmaceutica NV yokubonelela ukuya kuthi ga kwi-220 yezigidi zeedosi zentsholongwane ye-J & J yethamo elinye kuwo onke ama-55 amaLungu eManyano ye-Afrika ukuphela kuka-2022.
  • Isivumelwano sikhusele ukhetho loku-odola ezinye iidosi eziyi-180 yezigidi, ukuzisa ukufikelela okuphezulu ukuya kuthi ga kwizigidi ezingama-400 zeedosi ukuphela kuka-2022. 
  • Ugonyo luka-Janssen lwe-COVID-19 lufumene uLuhlu lwezoNcedo oluNgxamisekileyo lwe-WHO ngoMatshi 12 kwaye luxhomekeke kuthungelwano lonikezelo lwehlabathi ukuvelisa isitofu sokugonya.

I-UNICEF ityikitye isivumelwano kunye IJanssen Pharmaceutica NV ukubonelela ukuya kuthi ga kwi-220 yeedosi zesitofu sedosi esinye se-J & J kuwo onke amaLungu angama-55 amaLungu eManyano ye-Afrika (AU) ngasekupheleni kowama-2022. Zimalunga nama-35 ezigidi iidosi eziza kukhutshwa ekupheleni kwalo nyaka.

Isivumelwano phakathi UNICEF kwaye iJanssen Pharmaceutica NV izakunceda ekuphumezeni i-Advance Purchase Commitment (APC) etyikitywe phakathi kwe-African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (i-AVAT) neJanssen ngoMatshi walo nyaka. Eso sivumelwano sikhusele ukhetho loku-odola ezinye iidosi ezili-180 yezigidi, ukuzisa ukufikelela okuphezulu ukuya kuthi ga kwizigidi ezingama-400 zeedosi ukuphela kuka-2022. 

I-African Union iseke i-AVAT ngo-Novemba 2020 ukuhambisa izitofu ze-COVID-19 kwilizwekazi lase-Afrika, ngeenjongo zokugonya iipesenti ezingama-60 zelizwe ngalinye le-AU. Ngaphantsi kwesi sicwangciso, i-African Export-Import Bank (i-Afreximbank) kunye ne-AVAT batyikitye isivumelwano sokusebenzisana egameni le-AU malunga nophuhliso lweNkqubo-sikhokelo yokuThengwa kokuThengwa kwangaphambili (i-APC) yokuxhasa ukufikelela kwelizwe eliLilungu kwizitofu ze-COVID-19. I-UNICEF iya kuthenga kwaye ihambise izitofu ze-COVID-19 egameni le-AVAT. Amanye amaqabane abandakanya amaZiko ase-Afrika okuLawula nokuThintela izifo (i-Afrika CDC) kunye neBhanki yeHlabathi. Ngelixa izitofu zokugonya ezininzi kulindeleke ukuba zibeyinxalenye yepotifoliyo yenyathelo, isitofu sokugonya sedosi esisodwa sikaJanssen sesokuqala ukubandakanywa.

“Amazwe ase-Afrika kufuneka afikeleleke kwaye afikeleleke ngokulinganayo kwizitofu ze-COVID-19 ngokukhawuleza. Ukufikelela kwisitofu bekungalingani kwaye kufanelekile, kungaphantsi kwepesenti enye yabemi belizwekazi laseAfrika ngoku abagonyelwe i-COVID-1. Ayinakuqhubeka le nto, ”utshilo uMlawuli Jikelele weUNICEF uHenrietta Fore. "I-UNICEF, nembali yayo ende yokuhambisa amayeza kwihlabathi liphela, ixhasa iinzame zokugonya ze-COVID-19 nge-AVAT, i-COVAX, kunye nezinye iindlela zokwandisa ukubonelela kunye nokufikelela kwizitofu zokugonya."

Ukuzoba ngamava amashumi eminyaka njengoyena mthengi mkhulu wesitofu sokugonya esisodwa kwihlabathi njengoko isenza minyaka le kugonyo oluqhelekileyo, i-UNICEF isebenza njengearhente yokuthenga kunye neyokuthengwa kwezinto ngenxa yentsebenziswano ye-AVAT. I-UNICEF ime ngomumo ekuququzeleleni ukuthengwa, ukuthuthwa kunye nokuhanjiswa kwezitofu zokugonya kwakamsinya nje ukuba zifumaneke kwaye amazwe angamaLungu e-AU akulungele ukuwafumana. Ngobuninzi bayo bokusebenza kunye namashumi eminyaka yobungcali ekulawuleni ukuthuthwa kwempahla, i-inshurensi kunye nokuthuthwa kwezitofu ezifuna ukubambelela ngokungqongqo kwiimfuno ezibandayo, i-UNICEF iza kusebenza nomzi mveliso wezitofu, abathumeli bezithuthi kunye neenkampani zezothutho ukufumana imithamo kuluntu oluyidingayo.

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UHarry Johnson

UHarry Johnson ubengumhleli wesabelo eTurboNews phantse iminyaka engama-20. Uhlala eHonolulu, eHawaii, kwaye usuka eYurophu. Uyakuthanda ukubhala nokugubungela iindaba.