Africa abandoned as richer countries buy up coronavirus vaccines (Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor) E980
On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor, senior Atlantic fellow for health equity at George Washington University. He discusses the recent Ebola outbreak in Congo (DRC) and Guinea, and how Africa has been left out of the global coronavirus vaccination drive with South Africa receiving only 80,000 doses, while Nigeria has yet to see any in-country vaccinations. He also criticises ‘bad governance’ across the continent, and discusses solutions for building Africa’s health infrastructure, and much more! Finally, we speak to Dan Jorgensen, Denmark’s minister of climate and energy and public utilities. He discusses Denmark’s plan to tackle climate change, which involves the largest oil producer in the EU halting all further oil and gas exploration, as well as suspending licensing in a bid to go carbon neutral by 2050. He discusses how this will encourage other nations to sign up to a similar target, and explains how the development of an offshore energy island the size of 18 football pitches could meet the energy demands of the entire Danish population while also producing a surplus!