Just over 100 million doses of Covid vaccines will be delivered to African countries, less than what they were to get through the COVAX programme by the end of the year, the World Health Organisation said.
Bilateral deals that manufacturing companies have with rich countries as well as delays in regulatory approvals are partly to blame for the reduced target the UN global sharing scheme said.
COVAX which African countries are largely dependent on for vaccines was to give Africa 520 million doses by December. So far, Covax has been able to deliver more than five million doses, according to WHO.
Out of the 54 countries, only 12 will achieve a global target of vaccinating 10% of their population by the end of September.
Only 3% of the Africans are fully vaccinated.