1 year, 9% vaccinated (Part 1): What’s behind the vaccine crisis in Africa? With Ade Adeyemi

Why have only 9% of people in Africa been fully vaccinated when other countries are offering their citizens booster jabs? This lack of access to vaccines arguably points towards greater infrastructural issues which have led to underdeveloped healthcare systems across Africa.

On this podcast, Africa Events Officer, Sam, speaks to Ade Adeyemi, global health policy expert working in the UK’s Department for Health and Social Care, PhD student at Kings College London and founder of the African Healthcare Hackathon. Over the course of the conversation, the geopolitical, logistical and social reasons for the lack of vaccinations are explored with a view on the future of healthcare development on the continent.

Interview by Sam Ajekaiye. Music by Lorcan Cudlip Cook.