The African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina has called for accelerated global health and economic effort if we are to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa.
Stating that “one death is one too many” and that “our collective humanity is at stake,” Adesina has urged the U.S. and African government officials and corporate executives to forge new and sustainable partnerships that would endure beyond the pandemic.
He made the call during a global Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) online meeting.
The CCA is a leading U.S. business association that promotes business and investment between the United States and Africa.
Urging participants to be their brother’s and sister’s keepers, Adesina said there was a compelling need to pay attention to underlying global inequalities, and the impact on rich and poor countries.
Adesina has meanwhile urged the region to more than double spending in the sector.