Mastercard Foundation: #Savinglivesandlivelihoods

Mastercard Foundation launched its Saving Lives and Livelihoods Initiative in partnership with the Africa CDC to increase public awareness, highlight the impact of the initiative and create awareness of the importance of the COVID-19 vaccination.


As COVID-19 advanced globally, and across Africa, its devastating effects become ever more pronounced on individuals, families and communities.

In 2020, the Mastercard Foundation embarked on a public awareness campaign to assist communities in Africa, and more so, young men and women to withstand and respond to the short-term impacts of the pandemic while strengthening their resilience in the long run.

However, vaccine inequality and unavailability in the continent paused a challenge to the vaccination of 70% of Africa's population.

In 2021, the Mastercard Foundation deployed $1.5 billion in partnership with the Africa CDC to save the lives and...

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