Africa has been declared free from wild polio by the independent body, the Africa Regional Certification Commission. Polio usually affects children under five, sometimes leading to irreversible paralysis. Death can occur when breathing muscles are affected.
The aid also includes 900,000 visors, 600,000 hygiene caps, 60,000 medical coats, 30,000 litres of hydroalcoholic gel, 75,000 packs of chloroquine and 15,000 packs of Azithromycin, two drugs used for the treatment of Covid-19.
New research focusing on the Middle East and Africa has forecast solar installations to skyrocket by 170% this year and continue accelerating to install more than 83 GW of new solar capacity between 2018 and 2023, nearly 40 times current capacity.