COVID 19 Watch

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Meet Dr. Onyema Ogbuagu: Working on the Frontlines for the Search of The COVID-19 Vaccine-By Drive Africa Writer Nigerian-American Dr. Onyema Ogbuagu has been on the frontlines of the search for a vaccine for the coronavirus.  Dr Ogbuagu is director of the HIV Clinical Trials Program of the Yale AIDS Program at the Infectious Diseases…

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COVID’s Racial Disparities

COVID-19 Pandemic Unmasking Racial and Economic Disparities: why America needs to deliver the promissory note of racial justice-By Dr Sula Mazimba The coronavirus (aka COVID-19) pandemic has ripped open the covering on the festering wounds of systemic racial inequalities in America. Health disparities among people of color are a manifestation of deep-seated systemic racial inequalities….

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COVID Hits Vulnerable Communities

From UN News, 8 April, 2020 Over 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa; Zimbabwe and South Sudan among most vulnerable The virus was slow to reach the continent compared to other parts of the world, but infection has grown exponentially in recent weeks and continues to spread, the UN health agency said. Africa’s first case…

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World Bank Predicts Africa Recession

From the World Bank: PRESS RELEASE APRIL 9, 2020 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Drives Sub-Saharan Africa Toward First Recession in 25 Years WASHINGTON, April 9, 2020—Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and is forecast to fall sharply from 2.4% in 2019 to -2.1 to -5.1% in 2020, the first recession in…

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Africa’s COVID Time Bomb

From the World Economic Forum By Tolbert Nyenswah Senior research associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Africa’s healthcare systems will be overwhelmed when coronavirus cases escalate. Africa has little hope of support when countries like the US cannot supply its healthcare workers with personal protective equipment. In Liberia, the first case of COVID-19…

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Drive X : Coming Soon

Drive X is a Drive Africa event platform designed to bring together innovators and change makers who are making a difference on the African continent. Drive X will convene innovators and thought leaders from around Africa and the world. The event will will bring together leading CEOs, entrepreneurs, public sector leaders, women leaders, tech innovators,…

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Introducing Launch 54

The Launch 54 Growth Lab is a leadership Development and Company Transformation Program tailored to the growth and development needs of African companies which have growth beyond the early stage. Check our website for the updates and details on the program

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Introducing the Driven Women Accelerator

The Driven Women Accelerator is a platform dedicated to accelerate the growth of high potential women led and owned startups and companies across Africa. Over the next decade the accelerator will work to build and scale 1000 innovative and fast growing women owned and led businesses across Africa. Check our website for details and updates

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Launch 54: A Drive Africa Growth Lab for Fast Growing African Companies

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