23 May 2022, 8:11 AM (GMT)

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COVID-19: Africa CDC, Mastercard Foundation Appoints Yemi Alade Global Ambassador For New Campaign


Africa CDC and Mastercard Foundation have appointed Nigerian Afropop female star, Yemi Alade, as global ambassador for the “It’s Up to Us campaign”.

The campaign, which was flagged off by the Africa CDC and Mastercard Foundation, is a pan African campaign that encourages Africans to unite and get vaccinated against COVID-19.

In her remarks, Yemi promised to take up the responsibility of making the world safe again. I’m happy to lend my voice to this important issue and moment,” she said.

According to the foundation, Yemi has been vocal about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, the importance of vaccine equality, and the need to dispel myths around COVID-19 and vaccines—particularly in Africa.

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“COVID-19 vaccine acceptance is important to achieving herd immunity and safeguarding citizens in Africa and globally against the virus and its variants. That’s why Africa CDC and the Mastercard Foundation are joining efforts in ensuring access to vaccines for Africa,” said Dr. John Nkenagsong, Director, Africa CDC.

Speaking on the appointment, the President/CEO of the Mastercard Foundation, Reeta Roy said misinformation spreads fast, so the organisation needs to be more creative to spread the right information faster.


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