YAMAGATA Tatsufumi
   Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2022/05/10
Type Research paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines to 49 Sub-Saharan African Countries: Which Vaccines Go Where and How
Contribution Type Joint Work
Journal Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies
Journal TypeJapan
Publisher Ritsumeikan Center for Asia Pacific Studies
Volume, Issue, Page 40,pp.83-111
Total page number 29
Author and coauthor Naoko Takasu and Tatsufumi Yamagata
Details Sub-Saharan Africa faces difficulties in securing COVID-19 vaccines. Which sub-Saharan African countries procure more vaccines than others? Do relatively rich and populous countries gain more vaccines irrespective of their need? Alternatively, is the seriousness of the infection reflected in the number of distributed vaccines on the continent? This study concludes that the need for vaccines, proxied by the number of infection cases and deaths due to COVID-19, is a determinant of vaccine distribution, even after the income and size of recipient countries are controlled. The data used for this study were from UNICEF's COVID-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard. Analyses by mode indicate that commercial transactions and COVAX distribution reflect the need while higher-income countries in the region tend to receive vaccines without disclosing their sources.
DOI 10.34409/rjaps.40.1_83
URL for researchmap https://doi.org/10.34409/rjaps.40.1_83