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On September 23, President Biden hosted a virtual global summit on COVID 19, “Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better.” The White House has invited 100 leaders from governments, companies and organizations to participate and commit to achieve four ambitious goals: 
1) vaccinate at least 70% of the world by the time of the UN General Assembly in 2022; 
2) save lives now by expanding ...

As August comes to a close, there is a lot to pause and reflect on. On July 27-29, CCA was delighted to welcome more than 1,200 participants to the 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit. We were pleased to host the Presidents of Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mozambique and Rwanda, as well as the Prime Minister of Mauritius and a host of Ministers and senior officials from the ...

On August 5, Eric Lander, the President’s Science Adviser, announced in an editorial in the Washington Post that the White House will present a detailed plan in August to better prepare for the next pandemic. This will include ambitious goals such as the capability to design, test and approve safe and effective vaccines within 100 days of detecting a pandemic threat and manufacturing enough doses ...

Big Announcements at the 13th U.S-Africa Business Summit

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The global drive to deliver COVID vaccinations continues to accelerate, driven in part by rising concerns about the delta and other variants much higher ability to infect people. As of August 9, the world has administered more than 4.4 billion vaccine doses (including 1.8 billion in China, 510 million in India and 350 million in the U.S.).

Highlights from Day 3 | U.S.-Africa Business Summit

Highlights of Day 2 at the U.S.-African Business Summit

Dana Banks, Senior Director for Africa, White House National Security Council, announced that the Biden-Harris Administration is requesting $80 million in additional funding to jumpstart the Prosper Africa Build Together Campaign, that will drive billions of dollars of investment in Africa, build new markets for American products and create thousands of jobs for African and American workers. 

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Corporate Council on Africa Prepares to Welcome Heads of State and Global Business Leaders to a Virtual Summit

CCA Health Initiative

As many low and middle-income countries (LMICs) pursue health care reforms to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), the development of national accreditation systems has become an increasingly common quality-enhancing strategy endorsed by players, including Ministries of Health. There have been some investments in health facilities and medical diagnostics laboratories in Africa, contributing to ...