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Dec. 20, 2022, 5:05 PM

Clinton-Backed Initiative Ships Covid Drugs to Africa (Correct)

Antony Sguazzin
Antony Sguazzin
Bloomberg News

The Covid Treatment Quick Start Consortium delivered its first shipment of Paxlovid, a Covid-19 treatment made by Pfizer Inc., to Africa this month with 1,000 courses of the drug arriving in Zambia.

The consortium, launched in September and backed by the Clinton Health Access Initiative and institutions including Duke University, aims to distribute 100,000 courses of the drug donated by Pfizer to poor nations, which have yet to receive therapeutic medicines to tackle the coronavirus.

Boxes of Pfizer’s Paxlovid antiviral medication.
Photographer: Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg

Other countries due to receive Paxlovid shipments include Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well ...